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What’s New with SMART Notebook 15?

There are many new features in SMART Notebook 15. Useful features for everyone include the Text Pen, Concept Mapping, the Cropping mask, RSS FeedsXC Collaboration and the Lesson Recorder. Courses that use Math or Statistics may find the Math Editor and the GeoGebra interactive math software of use. Courses for Education might want to include the functionality of the SMART Blocks and Lesson Activity Builder for K-12 lesson plans.

This link will give you a short overview of the new features in SMART Notebook 15.

This link will give you full documentation for SMART Notebook 15 (230 pages!)

How do I get SMART Notebook 15?

Notebook 15 is installed on classroom computers by OIT. If you need a copy of SMART Notebook 15 installed on your office computer, please contact OIT (send email to help@mbc.edu) to request the license key.  We have a limited number of licenses for this software.

Go to the smarttech.com website to download SMART Notebook 15:

https://education.smarttech.com/en/products/notebook/download

Save the file to your Desktop or Downloads folder (remember which).  It will take several minutes to save.

After the file (****.exe) is saved, double click on it to start the Install Wizard.  Follow the instructions:

  • Accept the license Agreement
  • Install into the default folder
  • Do not click on any extra products, install just Smart Notebook and Smart Product Drivers
  • On the Startup Options tab, you will want to Unclick Smart Board Tools if you do not wish for these to show every time you reboot your computer.
  • Do not click “make SMART Ink Document viewer the default PDF viewer”.
  • Unclick Enable the Customer Service Experience.
  • Unclick the Galleries if you will not use them.  They are very large and take a long long time to install.
  • Do not add in any languages if you will only need English.
  • Click on Install.

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To download FREE older versions of SMART Notebook:

Go to the smarttech website to download SMART Notebook 11.3 or 11.4 for Windows or for MAC, depending on which you are running.

Click on the blue Download box.

When asked if you have a license, say Yes.  Fill in your information, using Mary Baldwin College as your Organization, College/University as your Industry and using your MBC email address. Leave NO checked so SMART won’t send you emails advertising their products.

Contact OIT for the license and make sure you tell them you need the older, unlimited license number.

SMART Gallery

Due to the specialty Lab Software, the Gallery is not mapped the same way in Wenger 402 as it is in other classrooms. To find the Gallery, click on the Gallery Icon, then the little wrench. Choose Connect to Team Content and then browse in the Y Drife for the Computer, Lab Data, SMART2015, Gallery Essentials folder and click on OK.

TeamContentForGallery       SmartGalleryFolder

 

View Full Screen Border:  If you use your SMART Notebook presentation in Full Screen Mode, you’ll want to take advantage of the available real estate.  If the monitor you are using is 4:3, and the SMARTboard you are using is 16:9, when your presentation is shown your slide may be truncated, or you may see the entire slide, but the left and right side of the slide will be filled in with gray, unusable space.

If you click on View, Full Screen Border, you can choose the size of the SMARTboard you will be using (See table below for what size SMARTboard is in which room) and you can size your presentation accordingly.

4:3 Board 16:10 Board 16:9 Board
ACA 207
Dem 108
GRA 302
ACA 210
ACA 305
ACA 307
ACA 308
GRA 501
PSC 101
PSC 105
PAC 213D
PSC 301
GRA 105
Richmond CL2
WEN 402
Roanoke 806