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The SMART Board is an interactive whiteboard that is touch-sensitive. It can be used with normal computer operations, but is ideal for use with SMART Notebook lessons. SMART Notebook is collaborative learning software that creates, delivers, and manages interactive course material.  There are also several SMART Podiums on campus and SMART document cameras. Support information for various SMART products, from SMART Boards to the SMART Notebook software can be found at the SMART Support Center. You can find all of the basic install guides, getting started guides and complete guides outlining all of the features of SMART Products.

There are several SMART Boards on campus, several are in teaching rooms and others are in rooms students have access to at other times. 

SMART Notebook is available for Window, Mac and Linux operating systems. There is also a new iPad app as well. For more information and to download SMART Notebook 2014 for Windows or Mac,  go to KB#70804. This site is only accessible to those with a UWL email.

The following are free training resources that will provide an overview on how to get started with the SMART Board interactive whiteboard, basic functionality, maintenance and more.

Quick reference guides  

  • SMART Board Interactive Whiteboard Basic Functionality - PDF  
  • The SMART Board Welcome Center - PDF ( Windows | Mac  )
  • SMART Tools - PDF ( Windows  | Mac  )
  • The Floating Tools Toolbar - PDF ( Windows  | Mac  )
  • Orienting your SMART Board Interactive Whiteboard - PDF  
  • Using Touch Gestures - PDF  
  • Troubleshooting with the Ready Light - PDF  
  • Hardware Basics for SMART Board Interactive Whiteboards - PDF  
  • SMART Board Interactive Whiteboard Basic Functionality - PDF
  • Freestorm Solution Basics: SMART Board 880i5 - PDF
  • Freestorm Solution Basics: SMART Board 885i5 - PDF
  • Freestorm Solution Basics: SMART Board 885ix - PDF

Self-paced tutorials

  • Touch, Write and Save using SMART Ink -  tutorial  
  • Orienting your SMART Board Interactive Whiteboard - tutorial  

YouTube video  

  • SMART Board Interactive Whiteboard Basic Maintenance - video   
    This video explains how to clean and maintain your SMART Board interactive whiteboard.
  • SMART Board interactive whiteboard accessibility - video   
    This YouTube video showcases a couple of different ways that you and your students can interact with your SMART Board interactive whiteboard.