Instructional Technology

Connecting to Interactive Boards

Please locate the type of device that is in your classroom below.

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SMART

  • To connect this device to your laptop:

    USB Connector Illustration Locate the USB cord and insert it in the USB port on your laptop. If using a docking station, insert the USB connector into any available USB port.

    VGA Connector Illustration

    If using VGA for video, make certain that the VGA or video plug along with the audio plug are properly secured to either the computer or docking station.

    SmartBoard Tray Once the laptop is powered on and connected, the lights above the pen trays will flash. If a pen or eraser is removed from the the tray, the removed item will become active and the light above the tray will illuminate.


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  • Once the SMART Board is connected to your laptop, press the two buttons in front of the eraser on the pen tray to begin calibration.

    SmartBoard Tray
    The orientation wizard will then begin.
    SmartBoard Tray

    Using your finger or a pen from the pen tray, touch or tap the center of each of the flashing targets.

Promethean

  • To connect this device to your laptop:



    USB Connector Illustration

    Locate the USB cord and insert it in the USB port on your laptop. If using a docking station, insert the USB connector into any available USB port.

    VGA Connector Illustration

    If using VGA for video, make certain that the VGA or video plug along with the audio plug are properly secured to either the computer or docking station.

    Once the laptop is powered on and connected, the promethean logo will illuminate in the upper left corner of the board.

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    Click here for the Promethean Webpage


    Promethean Logo
    Once the Promethean Board has been connected, hover the Promethean pen/stylus over the illuminated Promethean logo in the upper left corner of the board.

    board calibration


    A series of targets will appear on the screen. Tap on the center of each target with the pen/stylus to complete the calibration process.

Interwrite


  • To calibrate the device:

    Interwrite calibrate

    Once the Interwrite board has been connected, click on the calibration icon located on the side of the screen.

    Interwrite calibrate

    Once clicked the calibration options will be available. Remove the pen from the holder and click on center of each target to complete the calibration process.

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SimplicityTouch

  • To connect this device to your laptop:

    USB Connector Illustration
    HDMI Connector Illustration

    Locate the USB cord and insert it in the USB port on your laptop. If using a docking station, insert the USB connector into any available USB port. Connect the HDMI cable to the HDMI port on the docking station (if available), otherwise connect the HDMI cable directly to the laptop (note: the HDMI cable carries both audio and video).

    VGA Connector Illustration

    If using VGA instead of HDMI for video, make certain that the VGA or video plug along with the audio plug are properly secured to either the computer or docking station.

    Once the laptop is powered on and connected to the Simplicity Touch, the screen should be viewable. The touch capabilities of the Simplicity Touch will become instantly avaialble and no calibration should be required.

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    Click here to connect to the Simplicity Touch Webpage.

Ebeam

  • To connect this device to your laptop:
    USB Connector Illustration
    Locate the USB cord and insert it in the USB port on your laptop. If using a docking station, insert the USB connector into any available USB port.

    VGA Connector Illustration
    If using VGA for video, make certain that the VGA or video plug along with the audio plug are properly secured to either the computer or docking station.

    Once the laptop is powered on and connected, a green circle will light up around the ebeam logo on the device. If it does not illuminate, press the power button on the ebeam unit.

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    Click here to connect to the eBeam Webpage
  • Once the ebeam is connected press the eBeam logo on the device. Ebeam CalibrateUsing the eBeam pen/stylus tap the center of each target as it moves across the screen.
    Ebeam Board Calibration
    Once each target has ben tapped the calibration process will be completed.

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