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Using Whiteboards (1): SMART Technologies

Help your students learn effectively by using the SMART Whiteboards interactive presentation software.

Free Course
This free online SMART Technologies course will teach you all about the use of interactive SMART Whiteboards. The SMART Whiteboard range of hardware and software products are used worldwide to create engaging and interactive presentations in the classroom, the office, and the boardroom. In this course you will be taught how to use SMART software, present materials on a SMART Whiteboard, work with images, and record a presentation.





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This course begins by giving you an introduction to the Interactive Whiteboard. You will learn how to use the 9 crosses to open the software which will display several pages where you can work in at the same time. You will study how to add and delete pages, use different pen styles, font, colour, and use the creative pen feature to work with young learners. The special symbols and signs will also be taught as you go along the lessons.

You will then learn how to move controls from top to bottom of screen. Navigating the Whiteboard is very easy. With this course, you will learn how to use the arrows to the left of the White Board; save work content and send in PDF format to students or Moodle application; and convert documents and presentations and import to Notebook. It will also teach you how to add content to the interactive screen, import objects, and more!

The SMART interactive whiteboard technology is a useful tool and is a popular replacement for the overhead projector in many classrooms across the United States. It can help enrich your curriculum by taking a typical lesson and turning it into a fun, more interactive one. Upon the completion of this course, you will be able to use the software easily and start showcasing your presentation skills so make sure to check this course out! 

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Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course on whiteboards you will know how to add new pages, move between pages and delete pages.

You will understand how to move to full-screen and minimize the screen. You will gain knowledge of the different pen styles and how to use the highlight tool. You will know how to create different types of lines and how to change the colour of each line. You will understand the properties of each tool.

You will be able to create different shapes and change the properties of each shape that you create on the page. You will know how to move text, change font, size and other properties. You will understand how to copy text from a Word file and paste it into your page on your whiteboard.

You will be able to clone text.You will be more aware of maths functions and symbols that can be used on your whiteboard. You will be able to move the controls to the bottom or top of your screen for easy access. You will be able to save your content as a PDF and save your entire presentation.

You will be able to create additional notes within your presentation and edit it to help communicate with your audience when presenting. You will have the ability to capture a picture of a web page and add it to your presentation in whiteboard.

You will be able to use the magic pen to highlight certain parts of writing on the screen. You will know how to use the image gallery.


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