Magic Box



Your powerful toolbox to make lessons more engaging

Magic Box

Your powerful toolbox to make lessons more engaging

Protractor

The protractor tool, found in the Magic Box's tools  menus and is available in all myViewBoard Whiteboard versions. Expand or rotate the tool to measure angles of different objects. Press and drag along the edge to draw a line.

This tool can be used on the canvas in Present and Prepare Mode.

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TOOL AVAILABILITY

This tool is available in all versions of myViewBoard Whiteboard (Windows, Android, and iOS).

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USE WHILE IN DESKTOP MODE (WINDOWS-ONLY)

This tool can be used while navigating in desktop mode in Windows version of Whiteboard.

Protractor functionality across myViewBoard Whiteboard versions is much the same, with some minor differences.

Add a protractor to the canvas

Windows and Android

  1. On the main toolbar, press I-main-tool-bar-magic-box.svg.
  2. In the Magic Box window, select I-magic-box-tools.svg.
  3. Double press MB Tools Icon Protractor.PNG (or press and drag the icon onto the canvas).
  4. The protractor will appear on the canvas.
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iOS

  1. On the main toolbar, press I-main-tool-bar-magic-box.svg.
  2. In the Magic Box window, select I-magic-box-tools.svg.
  3. Double press MB Tools Icon Protractor.PNG.
  4. The protractor will appear on the canvas.
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Actions available

Windows and Android

Press and drag the inner section of the protractor to move it around the canvas.


Press and drag the middle section (indicated by the rotation icon ) of the protractor to rotate it. The current angle is displayed in the following indicator: .


Press and drag the outer section (indicated by the left-right arrows icon ) of the protractor to resize it.


Press to switch the protractor mode between semi-circle and full circle.

Set the drawing icon to  to draw an arc.


Set the drawing icon to  to draw a pie shape.


Press  to close the protractor tool.

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iOS

Press and drag the inner section of the protractor to move it around the canvas.


Press and drag the middle section of protractor (gray section) to rotate it.


Press    to switch the protractor mode between semi-circle and full circle.


Set the drawing icon to  to draw an arc.

Set the drawing icon to  to draw pie shape.


View and edit measurement unit options by pressing WB timer set timer.svg.


Press WB timer close window.svg to close the ruler tool.

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Lesson ideas

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CREATE CUSTOM SHAPES

Use the protractor tool to create arcs, pie shapes, and circles. 

User creates pie shapes using the protractor tool. (Windows version depicted)

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USE THE PROTRACTOR IN TANDEM WITH OTHER TOOLS

Use various math tools in combination to enhance your content delivery. 

User creates an acute angle using a combination of the ruler and protractor tools. (iOS version depicted)

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