Magic Box



Your powerful toolbox to make lessons more engaging

Magic Box

Your powerful toolbox to make lessons more engaging

Ruler

The ruler can be found in Magic Box's tools menu and is available in all myViewBoard Whiteboard versions. Press and drag along the edge to draw a straight line or change measurement units with settings options.

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

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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 the Windows version of Whiteboard.

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

Add a ruler to the canvas

Windows

  1. In 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 Ruler.PNG (or press and drag the icon onto the canvas).
  4. The ruler will appear on the canvas.
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Android & iOS

  1. In 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 Ruler.PNG.
  4. The ruler will appear on the canvas.
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Actions available

Windows

Press and drag the ruler in its middle section to move it around the canvas.

User presses and holds the middle of the ruler and moves it around.


Press and drag the left or right side of the ruler to extend it.

User drags the right end of the ruler to stretch and shorten it.


Press and drag either end of the ruler to rotate it.

User rotates the angle of the ruler at the left and right ends.

The current angle is shown in the following indicator: .


Press  to swap the upper and lower scale units.

User presses the swap button to switch the units displayed on the top and bottom side of the ruler.



Press and drag along the top or bottom edge of the ruler to draw a line.

User traces lines along the edges of the ruler to draw straight lines.


Press  to close the ruler tool.

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Android & iOS

Press and drag the middle of the ruler to move it around the canvas.

User presses and holds the middle of the ruler and moves it around.


Press and drag  or  at either end of the ruler to extend or shorten it.

User drags the right end of the ruler to stretch and shorten it.


Press and drag  at either end of the ruler to rotate it.

User rotates the angle of the ruler at the left and right ends.


Press  to swap the upper and lower scale units.

User presses the swap button to switch the units displayed on the top and bottom side of the ruler.


Press and drag along the edges of the ruler to draw a straight line.

User traces lines along the edges of the ruler to draw straight lines.


Change the measurement units on the ruler by pressing .

User edits the measurement units displaying on the ruler, the size of the font on the ruler, and the angle of the ruler.


Press  to close the ruler tool.

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Lesson ideas

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MEASURE OBJECTS

Manipulate the ruler by measuring different types of objects with lines.

Shapes on an Originals background measured by a user with the ruler. (Windows version pictured)

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DRAW STRAIGHT LINES ON WORKSHEETS

Remember, you can manipulate this tool throughout different subjects, activities, and games to enhance the students learning process.

Ruler is being used in a word search. (iOS version depicted)

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