My board started working right after the class was over. It was a server error, but it does make me wonder if saving to google drive is the best option. If someone has to get to work and it is only in the cloud, there could be an issue.
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RE: Companion issue
Disable auto shut off.
I have been using my ViewBoard with a keyboard and mouse attached to work on my notes. If I have it on during my prep and don't actively touch the screen it shuts off after 1 hr or so. Is there a way to either disable (not my first choice) or length the time before the board powers down?
RE: Myviewboard file management
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?
RE: Myviewboard file management
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.
RE: Android to Classroom
For Android: The stylus works using both ends, the shapes include vectors / 3D, annotating function works smoothly. But pdf load grainy. Can only screen share on the same (sub)network.
For Whiteboard: The stylus works only if you choose it on the menu and then it works only on the white end. Your finger is just as responsive. Google Files open easily and cleanly (Great function - should be used on all platforms). But pdf files are not loading. Annotating function work most of the time. Shapes only include 2D. Can only screen share with two students
Classroom: the stylus works only if you choose it on the menu and then it works only on the white end. Google Files not an option and shapes only include 2D. The annotating tool works awful. It consistently glitches. Numbers and letters do not come out smooth. Can screen share with the entire class, but other functions make it not worth it. Pdf works best on this platform.
The perfect combo:
- Stylus works as designed for Android
- Annotating works like it does with Android
- Shapes include vectors / 3d like Android
- Google Files load like Whiteboard (MyViewBoard.com)
- Pdf files to load and stay clean in looks like Classroom
- Screen share like Vcast but to outside of the network, or similar to Android except open it up to a whole class.
- Saving online like all three platforms.
I have had this board for two weeks. I have worked hard to incorporate it into my curriculum. I need the ability to plan outside of the school. Our district bought sixty IFPs and since the platforms don't speak to each other I can't plan at home. Further, I and another teacher, has been teaching the staff on how to use their boards.
Sorry for the length of this email/comment, but I need this to work and have appreciated your responses.