SMART Interactive Whiteboard guide Turning on the interactive

SMART Interactive Whiteboard guide Turning on the interactive
Interactive Displays: SMART Interactive Whiteboard guide
This document is a guide to getting started using the SMART interactive whiteboard in a classroom.
Some classrooms and conference rooms on campus are equipped with an interactive whiteboard. These are
touch-controlled interactive whiteboards which
can be used for presentations and/or teaching
The interactive whiteboard comes with pen
tools used to interact with the screen. The
screen shots in this guide may vary from room
to room.
You can save any notes or annotations you
make on the interactive whiteboard and make
them available to your students online.
Note: In order to interact with the whiteboard,
the SMART Notebook software needs to be
installed. For classrooms with a local PC, the
SMART Notebook software is installed on the
If you wish to use your own laptop, you need to
Download the SMART Notebook Software.
Turning on the interactive whiteboard and data projector (s)
On the Classroom A/V Instructions page, go to the instructions for “Connect laptop to display” to find out how to
connect your laptop and how to turn on the interactive whiteboard and data projector (s) in the classroom.
For rooms that have no remote control or AV control panel, turn on the interactive whiteboard manually by
pressing the power button located on the whiteboard’s Pen tray.
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Orienting the interactive whiteboard
1. Orientation of the screen is necessary to ensure accurate calibration.
From the pen tray, click the Orientation button (on some models this is located to the left of the Help
on the computer:
a. Click on the SMART Board icon
found on the system tray.
b. Select Orient...
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The Orientation screen appears.
2. Pick up a pen from the pen tray and begin the
orientation process starting from the upper left corner
of the Orientation screen by touching the center of
the target firmly with the pen. When you remove the
pen, the target moves to the next orientation point.
When you complete the orientation process, the
Orientation screen closes.
Features of the interactive whiteboard
Touch sensitive – use your finger as a mouse
Digital writing – write or draw using a pen from the pen tray, use the eraser to erase
Multi-touch capabilities – enables two users to draw simultaneously on the interactive whiteboard
surface (applies to 800 series)
On-screen keyboard - type or edit text without leaving the whiteboard
Save and share your work
Some interactive whiteboards also have a video source input (located on the left-hand side of the pen
tray) which allows you to connect a DVD player, VCR or Handycam digital camera.
SMART tools – Some activities!
Annotate a web site:
1. Using your finger, open a browser window.
2. Touch the search box to ensure the cursor is ready for typing and use the on-screen keyboard to type in
your keyword(s).
3. Select a hyperlink.
4. Pick up a pen from the pen tray and choose the colour you wish to use by selecting one of the colour
buttons. The Digital Ink Layer border will appear on your screen.
5. Annotate directly on the screen.
6. Save your annotations by clicking on the Screen
Capture button in the top right hand corner of
the border. An image of the screen including
your annotations will be saved in a new SMART
Notebook file.
7. You can also choose to export your Notebook
file as a PDF file. (File > Export >PDF)
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Annotate a PowerPoint presentation:
Using your finger, browse for and open a
PowerPoint presentation.
When in slide show mode, you will notice the
Slide Show toolbar which allows you to navigate
through the slides and use options such as
adding a blank slide.
Pick up a pen from the pen tray and choose the colour you wish to use by
selecting one of the colour buttons.
You can also use the Floating Tools to highlight text on your slide,
change pen colour and return cursor to mouse mode.
When you have come to the end of your slideshow (or if you press the Esc key),
you will be prompted to save your annotations.
Tip: Save your PowerPoint file containing the annotations with a new
filename (e.g. lecture1_annotated) so that you will have both the
original PowerPoint file and the PowerPoint containing the
Using SMART Notebook:
SMART Notebook software allows you to create lessons or presentations and is a great tool for brainstorming
/bringing together the ideas of your students. Each notebook file can contain a series of pages and each page
can have its own content, objects, properties and settings. You can add and manipulate images or objects,
apply themes to the pages, import content, etc. You can also export your notebook pages into a PDF file to
distribute to your students.
From the desktop, click the SMART Notebook icon
Smart Notebook opens and a blank file opens automatically. You will notice the following sections
within the SMART Notebook window: Menu, Toolbar, Tabs (Page Sorter, Gallery, Attachments and
Properties) as well as the Page Area.
You can add a theme or objects to a page by selecting the
Gallery tab and browsing through the various folders. You can
drag a theme or objects from the Gallery to the page and
explore the various tools on the toolbar (e.g. Screen Shade,
Magic Pen, Calligraphic Pens, etc.).
Save your notebook file. You may also wish to export your
pages as PDF (select File > Export> PDF).
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General information on Classroom A/V support at McGill
SMART Notebook Guide
SMART Board User’s Guide (800 series)
SMART Tech website
SMART Exchange Community
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