Magic Box



Your powerful toolbox to make lessons more engaging

Magic Box

Your powerful toolbox to make lessons more engaging

Throw

Throw , found within Magic Box, allows students to send files to a teacher's canvas, allowing the teacher to open the file to display to the class. With Throw in myViewBoard Whiteboard, images, videos, and other documents can be sent from student devices (using myViewBoard Companion or Whiteboard Portal) to an ongoing session.

Just invite the audience to join your session and within Whiteboard, you will receive a notification for each file thrown to the whiteboard.

Throw is a feature available in myViewBoard Whiteboard for Windows, Android, and iOS.

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SUBSCRIPTION REQUIREMENT

To access this feature, a Pro, Premium, or Entity account subscription is required. Learn more about different subscription plans.

Invite students to join a session

Students must first join a session to be able to throw files to a canvas. Learn how to invite students to your session from Whiteboard to receive their files.

How to throw a file to a canvas

As a teacher and student, access Throw from a personal device to send supported files to an ongoing Whiteboard session.

Students have the following two options to access the Throw feature:

  1. Use the myViewBoard Companion.
  2. Access the Whiteboard Portal.

Supported file types

Before sending a file to an ongoing session, be aware of the following supported file types:

Images PNG, JPG, JPEG, BMP, GIF, ICO, TIF, TIFF, SVG
Audio MP3, AAC, WMA, WAV
Video MP4, WMV, MPG, XESC, 3PG, MOV, MPEG, MKV, ASF, AVI, WEBM, M4V
Document and presentation PPTX, DOCX, TXT, PDF, URL, VBOARD, IWB, ENB, Notebook, ONE, Flipchart, URL

Be sure to also review supported file types by Whiteboard version.

Throwing a file

When ready, students have the following two options to send a file using the Throw features:

  1. Send files through the Companion app.
  2. Send files through the Whiteboard Portal.

Open thrown files

The following two options are available for viewing a thrown file:

  1. Through the notifications menu:
    1. Receive a notification of the thrown file. 
    2. Press  (to the right in the title bar) to preview received files.
    3. Press the desired file.
    4. A Throw popup window will open.
    5. Double press the file or drag it onto the canvas.
  2. Through Magic Box:
    1. In the main toolbar, press I-main-tool-bar-magic-box.svg.
    2. In the Magic Box window, press I-magic-box-throwtool.svg.
    3. Double press the file or drag it onto the canvas.

View how to open thrown files in different myViewBoard Whiteboard versions (while getting some lesson ideas):

Windows

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STUDENTS CAN ALWAYS THROW FILES

Throw is always available to the audience while the Whiteboard session is active (Whiteboard host is signed in to Whiteboard). 

Even if the Throw window is not open in Whiteboard, students can still send files.

New files will appear in the notifications area (Notification.png at the top of the screen) and can be viewed in the Throw popup window.

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