2010 Interwrite DualBoard
Information Technoloy Services Concordia College, Moorhead, MN January 2010
Introduction to Electronic White Boards: Interwrite Dual Board Electronic white boards use electronic touch control projected on an electronic white board to interact with various computer applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, the Internet, and your computer’s desktop. It can also be used like a regular whiteboard except that the notations are captured electronically and not with a dry erase pen. Concordia uses two different brands of electronic white boards: Interwrite® DualBoard SmartTech® SmartBoard Faculty and students can use electronic white boards to do tasks such as: Save and publish notes electronically. Capture a class discussion Visualize data (i.e., If/then using spreadsheets, simulations) Brainstorm Go on virtual field trips Categorize information (i.e., landforms, Venn diagrams, graphic organizers) Compare characteristics and properties (i.e., rocks/minerals, plant/animal cells, vertebrates/invertebrates) Conduct a dissection Explore visuals and processes Label parts of diagrams
Getting Started – What You Need 1. DualBoard/pens – check that the pens are charged or are charging (light appears) 2. Bluetooth receiver (USB drive) – this is already connected to the classroom computer 3. Interwrite Workspace shortcut on your computer desktop
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Launching Interwrite Workspace and Creating a Page Launching Interwrite Workspace 1. Double-click the Interwrite Workspace icon on your desktop. The toolbar (right) will appear on your desktop. 2. Select the Create Blank Page icon (right) to begin. After completing step 2, your screen will look like this page.
Practice: After creating a blank page, use the annotation tools to draw on the Dual Board. The selection tool is used to select your drawn objects (drag around the object to select it.) You can delete drawn objects by using the select tool and drag the object to the trash can icon, or you can press the delete key on your keyboard. You can also click the Clear tool.
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Other Interwrite Workspace Tools
Use the Workspace Menu to access familiar operations such as saving a file, closing a file, and more.
Annotate Over Desktop
TIP: If you select the Office Mode tool a new toolbar appears (pictured right.) Click the Lesson Mode tool to return to the original toolbar (pictured left.)
Lesson Mode Selection Tool Pen Highlighter When you select any tools from this group, you are automatically working in Annotation Mode.
Eraser Shapes Lines Text
Undo Clear TIP: Youâ€™ll notice that the tools in the tool bar are grouped according to their similar uses.
Create Blank Page
Create Grid Page (table)
Gallery Previous Page
About Modes: there are 3 different modes you can work in while using Interwrite Workspace. Each mode is described on the next page.
Next Page Page Sorter Use the Toolbox tool to bring up additional options. The Office Mode tool is located here.
Save Toolbox Clickers Exit
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Concept: Understanding the Interwrite Workspace Modes The Interwrite Dual Board operates using the three modes listed below. For the purpose of this training, we will focus on the Lesson Mode and its two functional modes: Mouse Mode and Annotation Mode. The other modes are explained at the end of this document. 1. Lesson Mode ď‚§ Annotation Mode ď‚§ Mouse Mode 2. Office Mode (accessed through Toolbox tool, click Office Mode tool) 3. Annotation Over Desktop (accessed through Toolbox tool or Office Mode)
Using Lesson Mode Lesson Mode is the primary operational mode of Interwrite Workspace. It allows your computer and the electronic white board to interact. When Lesson Mode is selected, every aspect of that interaction is projected onto the Interwrite Dual Board where everyone in the room can see it. If the Dual Board does not appear to be working properly, check that Lesson Mode has been selected.
Annotation Mode/Mouse Mode Lesson Mode has two functional modes, Annotation Mode and Mouse Mode. All three modes can be used simultaneously. Workspace Mode
This mode becomes active while using any of the Annotation tools in the toolbar. (See next page.) Annotation Mode should not be confused with Annotate Over Desktop Mode which is explained at the end.
By selecting the Mouse Mode tool you can open and run applications such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint, or you can display a website. While in Mouse Mode you can perform all the functions you would normally perform with your computer mouse and keyboard. You can use Mouse Mode to minimize the Interwrite Workspace application window and perform other tasks. The Interwrite Workspace toolbar remains open. In Mouse Mode you can also select an Annotation tool to draw directly on the application. Selecting an annotation tool automatically creates a snapshot of the screen you are working in. See page 5 for more information.
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Creating and Working with Multiple Pages Pages are created in one of two ways: clicking the Create Blank Page tool or by selecting the Mouse Mode and making annotations on the screen. The latter method may fool you! It will appear that you are working with your application when you are actually working on a new page created by Interwrite Workspace! See examples below.
Top Left This example shows the user working with an Excel application. To bring up the Excel document pictured at left, the user clicked on the Mouse Mode tool and opened the file.
Bottom Left While working in Excel, the user clicked on the highlighter Annotation tool from the Interwrite Workspace toolbar and proceeded to highlight some text. While the user was highlighting text, Interwrite Workspace automatically created a new page. Notice the task bars at the bottom of each screen are different. This helps users differentiate whether they are working with the open application or the Interwrite Workspace application.
TIP: You can use the Previous Page and Next Page tools in the Interwrite Workspace toolbar to navigate to other pages in your Interwrite Workspace file.
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Using the Page Sorter Tool After accumulating multiple pages it may become necessary to reorganize pages, duplicate, or delete them entirely. Select the Page Sorter tool from the Interwrite Workspace toolbar. This opens the Page Sorter window (pictured right) and provides a thumbnail view of each page in the Workspace file. You can sort pages by dragging them within the Page Sorter window or you can delete a page by selecting the page and pressing the delete key on your keyboard. To duplicate a page select the page and choose the left-most icon at the top. Double-clicking on a page will display that page in the Interwrite Workspace window. To close the Page Sorter window click the “X” in the upper right corner.
Saving Your Work Save your work by clicking the Workspace Menu tool in the toolbar. Choose: 1. File 2. Save As… 3. Note the location where the file will be saved. Change to a new location if desired. 4. Name the file. 5. Click Save.
Opening a Saved File Click the Workspace Menu tool in the toolbar. Choose: 1. File 2. Open 3. Locate the document you wish to open 4. Open
Exporting Your Work as a .PDF File You can share an Interwrite Workspace file by exporting a previously saved file as a .PDF (portable document format). This enables you to print and distribute copies of your work or share copies of your work electronically. To save an Interwrite Workspace file as a .PDF follow the steps indicated in the diagram on the next page:
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Exporting Your Work as a .PDF File
Open the Interwrite Workspace file you wish to save as a .pdf file. 1. 2. 3. 4.
Select the Workspace Menu Choose File Export PDF File Note the location where the file will be saved or specify a new location. (not pictured)
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Exiting the Interwrite Workspace Program To close the program, click the Exit tool in the Interwrite Workspace toolbar.
Tablet PCs Tablet PCs work wonderfully with the Interwrite Dual Board software. You can use the Tablet pen to draw and make annotations your computer screen the same way you would draw and make annotations directly on the Interwrite Dual Board. The Tablet PC pen cannot write on the Dual Board. Likewise, the Dual Board pen cannot write on your Tablet PC screen.
Troubleshooting If the touch point of the pen does not align with the on-screen mouse, you need to calibrate the pen. Select the Workspace Menu, choose Device Manager, select the Interwrite icon within the eInstruction Device Manager window, choose Options, and Calibrate. You will be prompted to touch the pen in the center of several target spots which will appear on the Interwrite Board. If the Device Manager shows that no options are available or you cannot access the Device Manager itself contact the ITS Help Desk at extension 3375 to report the problem. Be sure to provide the building and room number. If the Interwrite Workspace toolbar disappears from the projected screen, this means the screen resolution on the projector and computer do not match. Press Fn+F10 until you see the toolbar displayed on the computer screen. Close the Interwrite Workspace program (red â€œXâ€? on toolbar). Click the right mouse button on the desktop, choose Properties, choose Settings. Slide the screen resolution meter so it shows 1024 x 768. Choose okay. Relauch the Interwrite Workspace program. If the problem persists, contact the Help Desk at 3375.
Office Mode Office Mode allows you to interact directly with PowerPoint, Microsoft Word and Excel. Office Mode allows you to add annotations directly to the slide, document, or spreadsheet. The annotations can become part of the native application file, rather than being saved as a page in a Workspace file. Office Mode is selected from the Toolbar. Tools are grayed out when they are not available for the current operation. Switch between Office Mode, Lesson Mode, and Annotation Over Desktop Mode by clicking the corresponding icon.
Annotate Over Desktop The Annotate Over Desktop tool is used like the Annotation window however your desktop is underneath and can be accessed for use. The Annotation Tools, Page Tools, or Capture Tools are usable and can be selected. Elements of the desktop can be called out and highlighted for interactive use. IMPORTANT: Zooming, scrolling, selecting items on the desktop or using the Gallery are inactive while in Annotate Over Desktop mode.