Myviewboard file management



  • Why can I not see the files I create with the myviewboard application on my PC in the Web application in Chrome? Why can I not save from the web application to my Box drive?

    Thanks in advance.

    Bruce.



  • Hi Bruce,
    When you save your canvas in myViewBoard for Windows you get a .vBoard file. To open and edit .vBoard files you need powerful applications like myViewBoard for Windows or Android. myViewBoard.com, the online version is not able to open .vBoard files due to technical restrictions.
    However, myViewBoard.com can open PDF files and you can export your canvas in myViewBoard for Windows as PDF too:

    • In myViewBoard for Windows:
    1. Open the file management menu (the folder icon on the toolbar).
    2. Click on the Export icon.
    3. Choose a destination folder and filename.
    4. Select PDF as file format.
    5. Click on the check mark icon.
    1. Open the file management menu (the folder icon on the toolbar).
    2. Click on the Export/Import icon.
    3. Click on Import.
    4. Locate the PDF file you would like to import.
    5. Click on Open.
    6. Click the Play button on the floating toolbar.
    7. Use the arrows to browse through each page of the PDF file.

    And your second question, why you can’t see your Box drive on the web application:
    myViewBoard.com just supports Google Drive for now. To see more connected cloud services, you must use myViewBoard for Windows or Android.

    Thank you and best regards,
    Martin



  • @martin-sattler-tw-viewsonic-com

    Hi Martin,

    I know this is an old post, but I do have an issue related to it. I have two different ViewBoards I can work on. The one I use the most has the slot PC and therefore Windows 10, but my second has the Chromebox attachment. Above here it says I should be able to save files on my PC and open in android, which is directly on the second unit. I save everything to Google Drive and I have not been able to open any file between the two. If both the Windows and Android versions of MyViewBoard produce the same file (.vBoard) shouldn't I be able to open them on the second board?

    On a side note, the district I work for bought 60 of the units. I believe I am the only one still using your software. It needs to talk to different versions and needs to be able to be shared directly. Most of my colleagues have switched to Google Jamboard, so students at home can respond during these tough times. It is an easier program. The classroom online is clunky and often fails due to our rural setting.

    -Brian Greenlaw



  • @brian-greenlaw-msad59-org
    To have different platform compatible with Android and Windows, you can save the as ".iwb" file format in Windows and open this ".iwb" in Android.
    As you mentioned " It needs to talk to different versions and needs to be able to be shared directly" Could you elaborate more about this?



  • @michaelangelo-wu-tw-viewsonic-com

    Absolutely, I have tried each of your four different platforms and love how they connect to an online storage site of choice. But with the current setup, Windows doesn't talk to Android (without changing the file type), Windows doesn't talk to Classroom, Windows doesn't talk to Whiteboard, Android doesn't talk to Classroom or Whiteboard, and Classroom and Whiteboard don't talk to each other.

    Each program has its own benefits, but they all have limitations. My school supplies me with a Mac to take home, I have a desktop PC, a slot PC on the Viewboard(my primary), a Viewboard with a Chromebox(second classroom), and a SmartBoard in my second classroom. I can't work on setting up a canvas at home because your ecosystem doesn't talk to itself. I can upload my SmartBoard files with minor changes, but I like to come to class prepared and I can't with the current setup of the ecosystem within Viewboard.

    If it is as simple as setting the file type to .iwb, why isn't that the default? Or does the .iwb remove certain advantages that .vBoard has?

    -Brian Greenlaw


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