SMART Board & Notebook

Reasons for use (Notebook)

  • Easily create presentations to use with and without the SMART Board.
  • Integrates seamlessly with the SMART Board - present, write, modify, save, all from the board itself.
  • Comes complete with thousands of images, templates, backgrounds, multimedia elements, activities, games and more.
  • Easily insert and edit images, audio files, video clips, text, icons, clipart.

Ease of use

  • Very easy to use - easy to create, easy to present.
  • Built-in Gallery can be browsed by topic or searched by keyword.
  • Drag and drop convenience.


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SMART Board & SMART Tools

SMART Notebook Software

Use in Education

Training, Tutorials Other Resources

WSD SMART Board & Notebook Training Files

SMART Board Game Templates

WSD F.A.Q.s for Windows 7

Why can't I write on my SMARTBoard on PDFs, the Internet, etc?
  • You MUST always have the SMART Board Tools program running on the PC to be able to write on the board outside of Notebook.

What should the resolution be on my computer?
  • When you are not connected to the SMART board, you can set the resolution to whatever you prefer, but the max is 1920 x 1080, which is recommended.
  • When you are connected to the SMART board, you should most likely be set at 1280 x 960, depending on your board.

How do I import PDF, Word, PowerPoint into SMART Notebook?

How do I open multiple Notebook files?
  • In Windows, when you try to open an new Notebook file with File-> Open, it closes that file that is currently open. To open multiple Notebook files at once, right-click on the icon in the task bar for Notebook and run Notebook again.

How do I access the morning announcements?
  • Type http://wsdiptv in your browser to get the announcements. You may get a message to “allow access” – click and continue to select the wsd channel you need.

How do I write and interact with my SMARTboard with Extended Desktop?
  1. You must be connected to a SMART Board to set this up.
  2. Click the SMART Board Tools Icon from your system tray (Small arrow on bottom-right of your taskbar) - If you don't see it there, then you need to run SMART Board Tools first!
  3. Select "Control Panel"
  4. Select "SMART Hardware Settings" from the left menu.
  5. Select "Arrange Video Output" from the drop-down menu.
  6. Check the box where it says "Orient multiple displays onto this SMART Board interactive whiteboard".
  7. Click Apply and OK.
  8. Go into Extended Desktop (Function F8, Extend) and slide a SMART Notebook window over to the SMARTboard.
  9. Change the resolution of your laptop screen and your projector both to 1280x960. (Right-click on Desktop, choose "Screen resolution", change it on the first display, click apply. Then drop-down the menu and choose your other display, change the resolution, click apply.)
  10. Orient the SMARTboard. It will bring up the orientation screen on your laptop screen.
  11. Tap the space bar to move the orientation to the SMARTboard Screen.
  12. Orient.
  13. You MUST Orient each time you switch back and forth between Extend and Duplicate.

  • It is not happy when you switch back and forth too much. When going from Extended back to Duplicate, you might have to orient more than one time for it to work.
  • Your resolution may not return to normal when you unplug from the SMARTboard the first time. You may need to go back and change it to the recommended settings. It should "stick" after you manually set it.

The following links and resources are from SMART Training Resources

Getting Started with SMART Notebook 10
A summary of what’s new in SMART Notebook 10. View each tutorial individually, or watch the entire 30-minute overview.

Basics of SMART Notebook 10
Overview of the Notebook software interface, writing in Notebook software and converting handwriting to typed text.

The Lesson Activity Toolkit 2.0
The recently updated Lesson Activity Toolkit is a Gallery collection of customizable tools and templates, including activities, games and graphics, and tools that you can use to create professional-looking, interactive and engaging lessons.

Interactive Whiteboard Resources

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