Magic Box



Your powerful toolbox to make lessons more engaging

Magic Box

Your powerful toolbox to make lessons more engaging

Spotlight

The spotlight tool can be found in Magic Box's tools menu and is available in the Windows version of myViewBoard Whiteboard only. With the Spotlight tool, shift students' focus to the most important piece of information on a canvas page. Select it to black out the whole screen except for a small circle.

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

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TOOL AVAILABILITY

This tool is only available in the Windows version of myViewBoard Whiteboard.

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USE WHILE IN DESKTOP MODE

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

Add spotlight to the canvas

  1. In the main toolbar, press I-main-tool-bar-magic-box.svg.
  2. In the Magic Box window, select the ToolsI-magic-box-tools.svg icon.
  3. Double press MB Tools Icon Spotlight.PNG (or press and drag the icon onto the canvas).

Actions available

When the spotlight tool is selected, move the canvas by pressing and dragging the outer area of the spotlight circle.

User presses and drags outside of the spotlight to move the spotlight around.


Press and drag the edge of the spotlight tool to resize.

User presses and drags the edge of the spotlight tool to enlarge it by width and length. The direction the user drags in dictates how the spotlight stretches.


Press WB timer set timer.svg to open a slider that adjusts transparency of the area of the page around the spotlight.

User opens the transparency slider and then adjusts transparency to reveal and hide the background area outside of the spotlight.


Press WB timer set timer.svg to change the spotlight default circle area WB timer set timer.svg into a square that can be reshaped as a rectangle.

User changes the shape of the spotlight into a square, then drag one of the edge to shape it as a rectangle.


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

Lesson idea

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GUIDE STUDENT ATTENTION THROUGH KEY LESSON INFO

When a lesson page is content rich, this tool can prevent students from getting distracted with other visuals and/or text on the page.

Manipulate this tool in different scenarios, activities, and subjects to guide students through a flow of information.

User turns on the spotlight and manipulates it around a lesson page to reveal and focus on different information about the biological life cycle.

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