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SMART Higher Education Solutions Reference Guide

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Table of contents SMART solutions for higher education...............................................................................4 SMART products....................................................................................................................7 SMART Board™ 685ix interactive whiteboard system........................................................... 8 SMART Board interactive display frame.................................................................... 10 SMART Podium™ ID422w interactive pen display...................................................... 12 SMART Slate™ wireless slate..................................................................................... 14 SMART Response™ XE interactive response system................................................... 16 SMART Response VE interactive response system..................................................... 18 SMART Document Camera.......................................................................................20 SMART Bridgit™ conferencing software ...................................................................22 SMART Notebook™ collaborative learning software.................................................. 24 SMART Sync™ classroom management software......................................................26 SMART professional development....................................................................................28 SMART support services.....................................................................................................30 SMART PREP Grant program..............................................................................................32 SMART stories Ashland University...................................................................................................33 SAIT Polytechnic ......................................................................................................34 Montgomery County Community College................................................................36 University of Tennessee, Knoxville Campus..............................................................38 Laramie County Community College........................................................................40 University of Georgia...............................................................................................42

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SMART solutions for higher education About SMART In 1991, SMART introduced the touchsensitive SMART Board interactive whiteboard, the heart of its integrated education solutions. Today, SMART is the undisputed leader in the interactive whiteboard category and the creator of many other easy-to-use classroom products. Thanks to their simplicity and powerful ability to connect people, SMART products have transformed learning for more than 30 million teachers and students in over 1.3 million classrooms worldwide.

Students today live in a world of social media, cell phones and streaming video. No matter what they are doing, whether it’s chatting with friends or catching up with current events, technology is integrated into their lives. That’s why it works so effectively in the classroom – because it can play just as vital a role in how students learn. The best technology products not only engage students today, but also prepare them for tomorrow. Your technology investments should inspire student achievement, be easy to use and help instructors create dynamic lessons. SMART solutions transform higher education teaching and learning spaces into technology-enabled environments that engage students in extraordinary ways, improve learning outcomes and support innovation, achievement and success. Our solutions also help instructors become more efficient and effective. They can save their lectures and then create catalogs of instruction or distribute course material directly to students. And with more time and interactive teaching tools, it’s easier for instructors to support students as they build the collaboration abilities, critical thinking skills and knowledge they need for successful careers. These solutions are also scalable and simple to install, integrate and maintain. As your campus grows, you can easily add interactive technology products to more learning spaces, and you can be sure they will work with your existing investments.

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SMART solutions About for Smart higher education

Prepare your students for success Whether instructors are demonstrating molecular structure or metaphors, SMART products bring lessons to life for today’s diverse learners. Because our solutions make course material more interactive, students experience a deeper level of engagement, which helps them better understand course content, succeed in their classes and graduate with employable skills.

Enhance instructional efficiency With over 20 years of experience in interactive classroom technology, we have learned that the path to successful adoption depends on many factors – but none is more important than ease of use. SMART solutions enable instructors to deliver digital lessons with the simple touch of a finger, while not having to worry if the technology will work. And because our products allow instructors to save and share their work, students can focus on course content rather than note taking.

Create flexible learning spaces It’s easy for instructors to use SMART products to deliver interactive lessons in all your campus’s classrooms, from small seminar spaces to large labs or auditoriums. And because our solutions can be used in a variety of environments, your technology implementation can extend beyond traditional classrooms and transform informal meeting spaces, such as learning commons and libraries, into places for collaboration.

Maintain technology with ease The system architecture of SMART solutions ensures our products are integrated, extensible and modular, and enables us to provide comprehensive large deployment support, technical support and maintenance, and content lifecycle management to our customers. SMART products are easy to install and maintain across any size of campus – all SMART Board interactive whiteboards support remote network diagnostics, and the SMART Product Update tool allows you to easily update all your software at the same time.

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SMART products You’ll find details on these products and product families on the pages that follow. SMART products

SMART Board interactive whiteboards and displays help instructors make learning a hands-on, visual experience for students. Their touch-sensitive screens and intuitive interfaces make them amazingly easy to use.

The SMART Podium interactive pen display connects to a computer or projector and enables instructors to annotate over visuals, save notes and access websites or applications. The SMART Slate wireless slate lets instructors interact with their SMART Board interactive whiteboard or SMART Podium from anywhere in the room. They can control applications, write notes and highlight information in digital ink. The SMART Response XE interactive response system features a full QWERTY keyboard on its handheld remotes (or clickers), allowing students to enter complete mathematical and scientific equations in response to an instructor’s impromptu questions or prepared tests. The SMART Response VE beta is a browser-based product that lets students take exams and quizzes using their own Internet-enabled devices, such as a computer, the BlackBerry® smart phone, the iPod touch and iPhone mobile digital devices, or a variety of other mobile devices. The SMART Document Camera allows instructors and students to instantly display images of any object, and then transform them into digital content.

SMART Bridgit conferencing software enables instructors to collaborate with colleagues or students from any location. They can share voice, video and data over the Internet using their desktop or SMART Board interactive whiteboard. SMART Notebook collaborative learning software sets the standard for creating, delivering and managing interactive course materials within a single application.

SMART Sync classroom management software enables instructors to keep students focused on learning in computer-enabled classrooms. They can easily monitor work, respond to questions and encourage collaboration.

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SMART Board 685ix interactive whiteboard system

The SMART Board 685ix interactive whiteboard system offers instructors and students an unparalleled experience. As one of the first integrated systems to combine an ultrashort-throw projector, a widescreen interactive whiteboard and an extended control panel, the 685ix provides extraordinary image quality and a large interactive surface for teaching and learning.

Get students’ attention

The 685ix is an integrated system that combines the following: • A widescreen interactive whiteboard that provides 20 percent more space than a standard-sized interactive whiteboard • An ultra-short-throw projector that virtually eliminates shadows, glare and distracting projector light • An extended control panel that enables you to attach multimedia devices and start the system with one button • Asset management features that allow the projector to be controlled and managed remotely through your IP network

Course materials are bolder and brighter with the 685ix. The ultra-short-throw projector, the SMART UX60, virtually eliminates shadows, glare and distracting projector light, ensuring that instructors aren’t casting shadows and students aren’t straining to see. The SMART UX60 is positioned directly above the interactive whiteboard, projecting crisp and bright images from only 12" (30.5 cm) away. With this projector, course materials look vibrant and well-defined, with high levels of brightness, contrast and true-color quality.

Widen their perspective Instructors and students have 20 percent more working space with the 685ix than they would have with a standard-sized interactive whiteboard system. The 685ix combines an ultra-short-throw projector, with a 16:10 aspect ratio and native WXGA (1280 x 800) resolution, and an 87" (221 cm) widescreen interactive whiteboard, making videos and images seem truer to life.

Create more flexibility The system’s extended control panel offers instructors more flexibility while ensuring students can interact with lessons. Instructors can easily add multimedia devices to the 685ix, such as document cameras, DVD players and digital cameras, which can then be accessed and controlled right from the extended control panel. The 685ix is also easy to protect and maintain. It includes a multi-axis, adjustable wall mount that makes projector alignment a snap, and its network-enabled SMART UX60 projector can be controlled and managed remotely.

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SMART UX60 projector – an integrated, ultra-short-throw WXGA (1280 x 800) projector with a 16:10 aspect ratio. The SMART UX60 has a 12" (30.5 cm) optical throw distance to the interactive whiteboard.

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Widescreen SMART Board interactive whiteboard – a touch-sensitive surface that offers 20 percent more working space than a standard-sized interactive whiteboard. It connects to your computer and projector and shows the computer’s desktop image.

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Extended control panel – a panel that provides centralized control over educational technology

Key features Virtually shadow and glare free

Network enabled

Compared to longer throw projectors that are mounted on ceilings or walls, the 685ix system’s ultra-short-throw projector, the SMART UX60, creates virtually no shadows or glare.

Connect the SMART UX60 projector to your school’s IP network to send and receive commands to and from the web server or SNMP client. As a networked interactive whiteboard system, the 685ix has asset management features that enable you to control and manage the projector remotely.

Superb image quality Filter free

Experience superb image quality with the 685ix. The projector uses BrilliantColor™ technology from Texas Instruments to produce high levels of brightness and contrast and true-color quality. This makes it practically immune to color decay, producing a vibrant image even after years of use.

The SMART UX60 features a filter-free design, enabled by the use of DLP ® technology. This technology ensures no filters need to be cleaned, maintained and replaced, reducing the need for regular maintenance.

Distortion free

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Attach a high-definition camcorder, Blu-ray Disc player or widescreen laptop to the extended control panel to give your students a true-to-life multimedia experience, without the distractions of letterboxing or distortion. ™

Be confident in the reliability of your projector lamp – the SMART UX60 lasts for 2,500 hours in standard mode and 4,000 hours in economy mode.

Warranty Switchable dual-USB port The extended control panel has a dual-USB port that enables you to connect two computers to the SMART Board interactive whiteboard and easily switch between them as required.

Get a three-year warranty on the SMART UX60 projector. The SMART Board interactive whiteboard has a five-year warranty upon product registration.

SMART Notebook software Touch Recognition Write with a pen, erase with your palm and move objects with your finger – without having to access other tools, buttons or on-screen menus. With Touch Recognition, the interactive whiteboard does the switching for you automatically.

The 685ix comes with award-winning SMART Notebook software, which is setting the standard for creating, teaching and managing interactive lessons within a single application.

SMART Board 685 interactive whiteboard Size 77 1/2" W x 49 1/2" H x 5 1/8" D (196.9 x 125.7 x 13 cm)

Active screen area 74" x 46 1/8" (188 x 117.2 cm) 87 1/8" (221 cm) diagonal 16:10 aspect ratio

Weight 42 lb. (19.1 kg)

Extended control panel Size 6 1/5" W × 3 1/5" H × 2 3/5" D (15.7 x 8.1 x 6.6 cm)

SMART UX60 projector Size 17 2/5" W × 14 3/10" H × 15 3/5" D (44.2 × 36.3 × 39.6 cm)

Weight 24 lb. (10.9 kg)

Remote control 1 5/8" W × 3 3/8" H × 1/4" D (4 × 8.6 × 0.7 cm)

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SMART Board interactive display frame The interactive display frame has a lightweight, glass-free design that maintains maximum image clarity and allows you to interact with digital files quickly.

Discover the place where flat-panel displays and interactivity meet. Flexible and accessible, the SMART Board interactive display frame complements front-of-class interactive whiteboards and can be used to support small-group work in large classrooms. The frame attaches easily to a variety of commercial plasma displays or select hard-screen LCD panels to add touch capability.

Flexible classroom design Transform your flat-panel display into an interactive learning center. By adding an interactive display frame to your flat-panel display, you can bring interactivity to breakout groups in small classrooms or informal learning spaces. And with a SMART Mobile Stand for interactive displays, you can make the whole thing portable.

Flat-panel display advantages Take advantage of the learning possibilities that flat-panel technology offers. Experience the benefits of HD-ready visuals, a widescreen format, a small footprint, a shadow-free screen, a wide viewing angle, a long life and no hotspots. Plus, no consumables, such as projector bulbs or filters, need to be replaced.

Go glass free Say goodbye to glass and hello to hands-on interactivity. The interactive display frame has a lightweight, glass-free design that maintains your high-resolution visuals and allows you to interact with lesson content quickly by providing fast and precise user control.

Intuitive to use Your finger works as the mouse, and the pencil tool works like a real pencil. The interactive display frame allows you to switch between ink, touch and eraser modes without having to press buttons or replace tools on the pencil ledge.

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Key features Touch system Write and erase digital ink with the pencil, and perform mouse functions with your finger.

Space-saving system With a small footprint, the interactive display frame is ideal for rooms where space is limited.

Flat-panel display technology Take advantage of a widescreen format, a wide viewing angle and a shadow-free display.

Low total cost of ownership Flat-panel displays provide a long life and no consumables, such as bulbs or filters.

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Technical specifications

Shipping size

The SMART Board interactive display frame supports a variety of plasma displays and select hard-screen LCD panels.

57 1/2" W x 9 5/8" H x 8 1/4" D (146.0 x 24.4 x 21.0 cm)

Shipping weight Display support The system supports flat-panel display sizes ranging from 42" to 65" (106.68 to 165.1 cm) for a variety of commercial brands. Visit smarttech.com/supportedpanels to view a list of the supported plasma and hard-screen LCD panels for the SMART Board interactive display frame.

Added footprint to panel The SMART Board interactive display frame adds 7/8" (2.2 cm) to the width, 2" (5.2 cm) to the height and approximately 3 7/8" (9.8 cm) to the depth of your flat-panel display.

20 lb. (9.1 kg)

Weight 9–11 lb. (4–5 kg) *Based on size of interactive display frame

Accessories SMART Mobile Stand Add mobility to your interactive display frame with a height-adjustable solution that makes it easy to move the display and audiovisual equipment to a variety of meeting spaces. The stand includes integrated speakers, a locking cabinet, casters that swivel and lock, and a cabling and power distribution system. To learn more, visit smarttech.com/accessories.

System requirements Microsoft® Windows® operating systems • Compatible with Windows XP SP2 or Windows Vista® • Pentium® II 450 MHz processor • 256 MB of RAM Mac OS operating systems • Compatible with Mac OS X version 10.4.x or later • 700 MHz processor (1 GHz or faster recommended) • PowerPC® G3, G4 or G5 processors • 256 MB of RAM

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SMART Podium ID422w interactive pen display

The SMART Podium will help you create compelling lectures by bringing interactivity to your materials. Connected to a computer and projector, the interactive pen display enables you to write over your favorite applications in digital ink, access website content or multimedia files and display everything you do to a large screen so everyone can see.

Large workspace in a widescreen display The ID422w provides a large workspace with a widescreen 22" (56 cm) display. It is fully compatible with any widescreen devices you use to create your lecture materials. Now it’s easier than ever to engage students with wide-format content such as videos and images. Control computer applications and write notes on the LCD screen while your students see the same image projected on a larger screen.

Seamless integration with your existing technology With a high-definition resolution in a 16:9 aspect ratio, the ID422w also has flexible scaling options to support 16:10 and 4:3 resolutions, making it well suited to your existing technology and ensuring support for your future technology investments.

Present lecture materials with ease With the ID422w, you’ll be able to comfortably interact with your materials while maintaining eye contact with your students. Easy-to-access buttons on the console enable you to instantly change ink colors, access mouse buttons, and more.

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Save and share your work With SMART Notebook software, you can save your notes, screen captures, images and other work to a single file. You can also save digital notes directly into several software applications, including AutoCAD® and Microsoft PowerPoint®, Excel® and Word software.

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Connect the ID422w to a computer and easily manipulate highly detailed materials on the large, widescreen 22" (56 cm) display. The SMART Podium is designed with straight sides and a flat bezel so there is nothing to impede your natural writing flow.

Interactive screen Control your computer with the tethered pen and write over any application with digital ink.

Save function Capture your work in SMART Notebook software or save notes directly into several software applications, including AutoCAD and Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel and Word software.

Battery-free, tethered pen Write smoothly and comfortably with the tethered pen. It is the point of contact on the screen, so you don’t have to worry if you brush the screen with your palm or sleeve. Because the pen is battery free, there’s no maintenance cost or downtime searching for replacement batteries.

Pen buttons Change ink color, use the eraser or access the left mouse button without crowding your display with toolbars.

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Function buttons – right mouse button, On-Screen Keyboard, Screen Capture tool, Floating Tools toolbar, SMART Notebook software

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On-screen display buttons Fine-tune display properties to suit your preferences.

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Technical specifications Size 22 1/4" W × 15 1/4" H × 2 1/8" D (56.5 × 38.5 × 5.6 cm)

Adjustable tilt stand Move the console to a comfortable viewing angle.

With tilt stand (lowest postition)

VESA mounting plate

22 1/4" W × 6 3/4" H × 17" D (56.5 × 17.1 × 43.2 cm)

Integrate the interactive pen display with any standard 4" (100 mm) VESA mounting arm.

With tilt stand (highest position)

USB connection

22 1/4" W × 15 3/4" H × 10 1/4" D (56.5 × 40 × 26 cm)

Easily connect the ID422w to your computer.

Display area USB ports Enhance your presentation by connecting a memory key, document camera or other peripherals to the three 2.0 high-speed ports.

18 3/4" × 10 3/4" (47.7 × 27.3 cm) 21 1/4" (54 cm) diagonal

Weight (with stand) 17 lb. 10 oz. (7.7 kg)

Video connection Connect the ID422w to a computer and digital projector with the DVI, HDMI or VGA port and both the projector and the SMART Podium will display the same image simultaneously.

Warranty The SMART Podium interactive pen display comes with a two-year warranty.

Function buttons Quickly access the right mouse button, On-Screen Keyboard, Screen Capture tool, Floating Tools toolbar and SMART Notebook software.

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SMART Slate wireless slate

When you use the SMART Slate wireless slate, you can interact with digital course materials no matter where you are in the room. The SMART Slate enables you to control applications, add notes and highlight information whether you’re at the front of the room, back of the class or beside a student.

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The SMART Slate brings new possibilities to your learning environments by giving you and your students the freedom to interact with digital content from anywhere in the room. Use the SMART Slate to control applications, add notes and highlight information, while the work is projected for all to see.

The slim design of the SMART Slate allows you to easily carry it as you move around the room, staying connected wirelessly to your computer from up to 32' (10 m) away. It enables you to control applications wirelessly, and as you use the pen to write on the slate’s surface, your handwriting displays both on your computer desktop and the projection screen or SMART Board interactive whiteboard for all to see.

Engage all students Involve every student in learning with the wireless slate. While sitting at their desks, students can use the SMART Slate to solve problems or demonstrate their knowledge. For example, as you walk around the room, you can write out a math problem using the SMART Slate and then hand it to a student to complete the answer. The work will be projected for the whole class to see, and the class can collaborate to reach the best solution.

Easily integrate with your learning environments To further enhance instruction, the SMART Slate seamlessly integrates with SMART Notebook collaborative learning software, a powerful and easy-to-use application that enables you to create, deliver and manage interactive course materials. The slate can also be used with the SMART Board interactive whiteboard and the SMART Podium interactive pen display, giving you even more ways to reach your students.

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Weight 1 lb. 4 oz (600 g)

The SMART Slate enables you to wirelessly control your SMART Board interactive whiteboard or SMART Podium, and it is fully compatible with SMART Notebook software.

Programmable buttons Easily access your favorite functions by customizing the user-defined buttons. There are three programmable buttons on the SMART Slate and one on the pen.

Rechargeable lithium-ion battery Simultaneous interaction A student can write on the SMART Board interactive whiteboard at the same time as another writes on the SMART Slate.

Integration with Ink Aware applications The SMART Slate enables you to write and save notes directly into Ink Aware applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint software.

Battery-free, tethered pen The SMART Slate includes a battery-free, tethered pen that is used on its surface to control applications and write in digital ink. The maintenance-free pen also has a programmable button and dedicated eraser.

The SMART Slate’s battery allows for 24 hours of continuous use and has a charge time of 6.5 hours. Charge the battery by attaching it to your computer with the included USB cable. The slate’s power switch ensures that the battery doesn’t drain during periods of non-use.

Bluetooth® adapter The wireless slate’s Class 2 Bluetooth adapter has an expected range of 32' (10 m) and a maximum range of 164' (50 m) in free space.

Ergonomic and portable design The SMART Slate has a small, light form factor for improved ergonomics and easy transport around the room.

Printed underlay

Kensington® security lock

With the SMART Slate, you’ll have access to printable sheets that fit under the plastic cover of the surface. Each underlay features customizable icons for quick access to tools such as the pen, eraser, right-click or screen capture.

If you need to secure the SMART Slate in a room, the Kensington security lock provides an easy way to attach a lock-and-cable apparatus.

Electromagnetic surface The 6.8" x 4.26" (17.3 x 10.8 cm) electromagnetic screen only recognizes the pen as an input, so you can naturally rest your hand on the surface. The active area becomes proportional to any screen size for accurate contact.

International language support The SMART Slate supports the following nine languages: English (U.S. and UK), Brazilian Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, French, German, Mexican Spanish, Castilian (European) Spanish, Russian and Arabic.

System requirements Windows operating system • Pentium III 750 MHz processor • 512 MB of RAM (1 GB recommended) • 250 MB of free hard disk space for minimum installation (1 GB for full installation with Gallery Collections) • Windows XP or Windows Vista operating system • Internet Explorer® Internet browser 6.0 or later • Adobe® Flash® Player 8 • Microsoft DirectX® application programming interface 8.1 or later (required for SMART Video Player) Mac operating system • 1 GHz PowerPC G4 or G5 processors or Intel® processors (universal binary) • 512 MB of RAM • 250 MB of free hard disk space for minimum installation (1 GB for full installation with Gallery collections) • Mac OS X 10.5.0 operating system software • Safari application program 1.3.2 or later • Adobe Flash Player 10 or later • SMART Board drivers – service pack 10 or later

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SMART Response XE interactive response system With intelligent grading, you can choose the range of acceptable answers for a question, allowing for flexibility in student responses.

Gain instant insight into student understanding with the SMART Response XE interactive response system. It combines wireless, keyboard-style remotes (or clickers), a receiver and powerful assessment software. SMART Response XE integrates with SMART Notebook collaborative learning software, providing you with one application for creating course content, delivering assessments and evaluating results.

Support advanced math and science content Each handheld SMART Response XE remote has a full QWERTY keyboard, allowing you to ask complex questions and enabling students to input mathematical equations and scientific functions. With the intelligent grading feature, you can also choose the range of acceptable answers for a question, allowing for flexibility in student responses.

Extend your assessment capabilities SMART Response XE enables you to prepare formative assessments in advance or ask questions spontaneously. View every student’s answer immediately, knowing that the data is valid because responses are received independently and confidentially. The results can be viewed in a pie chart or bar graph for easy review.

Deliver engaging questions and quizzes With SMART Notebook software, you can add interactive and multimedia content to your assessments. You can also import questions from Microsoft applications and other popular file formats, or create assessments using a variety of question types, including true or false, yes or no, multiple choice, multiple answer, numeric response and short answer.

Evaluate and manage student progress SMART Response software enables you to create class lists and view and manage all student assessment data in one location. You can also use the built-in gradebook to record test scores, track performance, evaluate trends, create reports or export student and class results into third-party applications for further analysis. 16

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Key features Integration with SMART Notebook software Create dynamic questions and assessments by accessing SMART Response XE directly from SMART Notebook software with one touch. With its Gallery of more than 7,000 pieces of graphicrich content, you can add images and other multimedia to any question set or assessment activity.

Multiple assessment options Prepare quizzes and exams in advance, or ask spontaneous questions at any point during instruction to gauge students’ comprehension.

Import existing questions Use questions from third-party question banks or import your own questions from Microsoft applications or EXAMVIEW® Test Generator.

Question variety Ask different types of questions, including true or false, yes or no, multiple choice, numeric response and multiple answer.

Preview question results View assessment progress before all students have submitted final answers.

Anonymous mode Allow your students to respond with complete anonymity.

Display test results immediately Automatically summarize student responses into a pie chart or bar graph. Drag the results onto a SMART Notebook page to take a closer look or add comments in digital ink.

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Teacher Tools Create and import class lists, and set up, conduct and manage tests and quizzes – all from one location.

Comprehensive gradebook Use the built-in gradebook to track performance and record test results, which are automatically collected and saved to one easily accessed file. You can also create reports that show grades for the entire semester or academic year.

Export assessment results Export results in Microsoft Excel format (.xls) or text format (.csv). Customize text files by choosing the fields required for the report, including question-level data.

Intelligent grading Choose the range of acceptable answers for a question, allowing for flexibility when students provide equation-based answers for subjects such as physics or algebra.

Weighted marking Assign different point values to individual questions within a test or quiz. You can also adjust student scores in the built-in gradebook.

Tagging Tag student names and assessment questions with keywords to track specific characteristics that will help you measure and evaluate student performance.

Remotes Radio frequency (RF) technology The system provides a reliable and convenient wireless connection between the student remotes and receiver. You don’t need a line of sight, and the remote has a range of up to 100' (30 m).

Batteries Each remote uses two AA batteries.

Receiver Convenient maintenance feature View power status through LED lights on the receiver.

Easy connection and installation Connect the receiver to a computer using a USB cable. The receiver can either be mounted on a wall or placed on a desk. No extra power supply is required.

Specifications Receiver size 4 1/4" W x 7/8" H x 2 1/4" D (10.8 x 2.2 x 5.7 cm)

Receiver weight 5 3/4 oz. (156 g)

Remote size 4 2/3" W x 3 5/8" H x 5/6" D (11.9 x 9.2 x 2.1 cm)

Remote weight 6 1/4 oz. (177 g) without batteries

System requirements For full system requirements, please visit smarttech.com/response.

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SMART Response VE interactive response system (beta) SMART Response VE is a browserbased application that lets students respond to planned and spontaneous questions and quizzes from their Internet-enabled phones or devices.

Gain immediate insight into student understanding using mobile devices. The SMART Response VE interactive response system is browser-based and works with SMART Response software. It lets students respond to questions and quizzes from their Internet-enabled phones or devices. SMART Response VE integrates with SMART Notebook collaborative learning software, providing you with one application for creating interactive course material, delivering assessments and evaluating results.

Gauge student understanding SMART Response VE enables you to prepare formative assessments in advance or ask questions spontaneously at any point during a course to gauge student comprehension. View every student’s answer immediately, knowing that the data is valid because responses are received independently and confidentially.

Deliver dynamic questions and quizzes With SMART Notebook software, you can add interactive and multimedia content to your assessments. You can also import questions from Microsoft applications and other popular file formats, or create assessments using a variety of question types, including true or false, yes or no, multiple choice, multiple answer, numeric response and short answer. Students simply log in to the SMART Response VE web application from their Internet-enabled mobile devices to answer the questions.

Evaluate and manage student progress Once assessment is complete, you can use SMART Response software to create class lists and view and manage all student assessment data in one location. You can also use the built-in gradebook to record test scores, track performance, evaluate trends, create reports or export student and class results into thirdparty applications for further analysis.

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Automatically summarize student responses into a pie chart or bar graph in SMART Notebook software

Key features Integration with SMART Notebook software Create dynamic questions and assessments by accessing SMART Response VE directly from SMART Notebook software with one touch. With its Gallery of more than 7,000 pieces of graphicrich content, you can add images and other multimedia to any question set or assessment activity.

Mobile device enabled Students respond to assessments using Internetenabled devices, such as the iPod touch and iPhone mobile digital devices and the BlackBerry smart phone. Computers and other smart phones, including those using the Android™ mobile technology platform, can also be used. To complete assessments, students simply log in to the SMART Response VE web application to receive and answer the questions you have created.

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Question variety Ask different types of questions, including true or false, yes or no, multiple choice, numeric response and multiple answer.

Assign different point values to individual questions within a test or quiz. You can also adjust student scores in the built-in gradebook.

Tagging Tag student names and assessment questions with keywords to track specific characteristics that will help you measure and evaluate student performance.

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Create class lists and set up, conduct and manage tests and quizzes – all from one location.

Comprehensive gradebook Use the built-in gradebook to track performance and record test results, which are automatically collected and saved to one easily accessed file. You can also create reports that show grades for the entire semester or academic year.

Preview question results View assessment progress before all students have submitted final answers.

Mixed mode SMART Response VE is compatible with other SMART Response models, enabling students to use their mobile devices or SMART Response remotes in the same classroom, during the same assessment.

Export assessment results Export results in Microsoft Excel format (.xls) or text format (.csv). Customize text files by choosing the fields required for the report, including question-level data.

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SMART Document Camera The SMART Document Camera makes it easy to transform any classroom or lecture hall into a spontaneous and interactive learning environment. The document camera’s seamless integration with SMART Notebook collaborative learning software allows you to capture images and instantly add them to a SMART Notebook page. You can also write over images in digital ink or save them in the Gallery for later use.

Easily add interactivity to learning Keep students engaged by easily creating interactive learning opportunities in your classroom. Imagine the convenience of viewing a science experiment in real time, giving students a close-up look at any object from multiple angles, or displaying pages from an article or book as you highlight key sections. The SMART Document Camera uses a high-resolution video camera to display clear and detailed images in real time.

Quickly connect other technology products The SMART Document Camera conveniently connects to other classroom technology products, including projectors, monitors and flat-panel displays. It also integrates with other SMART products, such as the SMART Board interactive whiteboard, SMART Slate wireless slate and SMART Podium interactive pen display.

Effortlessly display images in vivid detail With the SMART Document Camera, you can display images that are sharp and vivid, and quickly direct student learning by zooming in to show even the smallest details. You can even line up the document camera to a microscope eyepiece precisely without using an optical adapter.

Instantly create and share content with students Transform images into interactive course content using SMART Notebook collaborative learning software, included with the SMART Document Camera. Access and control the document camera directly from a menu inside the software. There’s also a button on the document camera itself that allows you to capture images directly to SMART Notebook.

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Key features SMART Notebook software integration Access and control the SMART Document Camera from SMART Notebook software. You can display images on a SMART Board interactive whiteboard and capture the images directly into a SMART Notebook page. You can also write over the images and save them in the Gallery for later use.

Capture button Use a button on the SMART Document Camera to easily capture images directly to SMART Notebook software. You can also save images even if the document camera isn’t connected to a computer by using an SD or SDMC Memory Card (not included).

Flexible viewing options The document camera’s head and arm rotate, so you can easily view an object from different angles. The lens can also be aligned to the eyepiece of a microscope without requiring an optical adapter.

Sharp and detailed images The SMART Document Camera’s 5.2x optical and 8.0x digital zoom delivers sharp and vivid static and moving images of any object. You can also direct attention by zooming in on an object’s smallest detail.

Adjust focus and brightness levels Automatically focus any image and adjust brightness levels to suit varying light conditions. The LED lamp even allows you to use the document camera in a darkened room.

Multiple connection options The document camera connects to your SMART Board interactive whiteboard through a computer using a USB cable. You can also connect it to other technology products such as a computer monitor, projection screen or flat-panel display through the DVI-D, VGA and composite connections.

Specifications Set up size 11 3/8" W × 16 3/8" H × 14 5/8" D (28.9 × 41.7 × 37 cm)

Folded size 11 3/8" W × 3 3/4" H × 12 1/4" D (28.9 × 9.5 × 31.2 cm)

Weight 7 lb. 10 oz. (3.46 kg)

Output resolutions SXGA, WXGA, 720p and XGA

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For full system requirements, please visit smarttech.com/doccam.

The SMART Document Camera is easy to move around the room or share between classrooms. It’s also simple to store and can be secured in your room using its security slot.

Warranty The SMART Document Camera comes with a fiveyear warranty.

Menu in SMART Notebook software Use the SMART Document Camera menu to control image magnification, focus and brightness settings.

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SMART Bridgit conferencing software SMART Bridgit conferencing software enables you to • Instantly create distance education or collaboration sessions • Connect with local or remote participants • Share data, voice and video over the Internet • Share multiple SMART Board interactive whiteboards and desktops • Write over the same documents and applications simultaneously • Reduce travel costs

With SMART Bridgit conferencing software, distance education or remote collaboration is quick and easy. The software offers a simple, affordable way to share voice, video and data over the Internet. Share anything you have open on your desktop or SMART Board interactive whiteboard, and make notes for all session participants to view on their screens.

Create instant connections SMART Bridgit software enables you to start a conference with anyone who has an Internet connection. Simply name your session, invite participants and begin. Participants can join through a simple e-mail invitation, without having to install special software. In less than a minute, you can respond to students, get feedback from colleagues or start a lecture or presentation.

Inspire participation with interactivity With SMART Bridgit software, all session participants can see the same applications, documents, presentations or websites. Highlight information by writing over a shared desktop, or take control of another participant’s desktop to demonstrate a concept. More than one person can write at the same time, so ideas can be exchanged quickly.

Communicate as if you were in the same room The built-in voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) feature works with your existing microphone headset or room conference microphone. Participants can also ask questions or conduct discussions using integrated text messaging. And, you can share and view video from up to four participants with multipoint webcam support.

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Key features One-touch sharing Share your desktop or SMART Board interactive whiteboard instantly with the push of a single button. Participants can see anything you are running on your computer, such as spreadsheets, presentations or websites, and you can alternate desktop control with ease.

Simple conferencing Start or join a conference at any time, right from your desktop. Send an e-mail and share voice, video and data right away.

SMART Board interactive whiteboard integration Write notes directly into an open SMART Notebook file when you use SMART Bridgit with a SMART Board interactive whiteboard. You can also share multiple SMART Board interactive whiteboards at the same time.

Built-in VoIP Hear all session participants without purchasing an additional audio-conference bridge or incurring long distance charges. SMART Bridgit works with your existing microphone headset or room conference microphone.

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SMART Bridgit server software allows you to connect multiple SMART Board interactive whiteboards and desktops. System requirements Server requirements • 1.2 GHz Pentium 4 processor, 1 GB RAM • Windows XP SP3, Windows Server® 2003 operating system • 100 Mbps network interface card that supports TCP/IP

Multipoint webcam support View video from as many as four participant sites simultaneously.

Instant messaging Allow participants to ask questions or have discussions without disrupting the flow of collaboration sessions by using integrated instant messaging.

Presentation tools Direct attention to a specific screen area with the pointer tool.

Client requirements Windows operating systems • 1.2 GHz Pentium III processor, 512 MB RAM • Windows XP, Windows Vista operating systems • Broadband Internet connection

Macintosh operating systems • 1.2 GHz G4, G5 or Intel processor, 512 MB RAM • Mac OS 10.4.X or 10.5.X operating system • Broadband Internet connection

Firewall compatibility Desktop notes Highlight information by writing over a shared desktop. More than one participant can write notes at the same time.

Use the software with your institutional firewalls, making it simple to set up sessions because no special configurations are required.

Secure environment Remote control Take control of another participant’s desktop to demonstrate a solution or provide assistance.

Protect information with multilayer password protection and 256-bit SSL encryption, the same security used by online banking systems.

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Send invitations via an automatically generated e-mail. Participants can join the session without the need for special software.

Enhance communication with support for nine languages. You can easily switch between languages directly from the interface.

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Use the SMART Scheduler option to create sessions in Microsoft Outlook that automatically start in SMART Bridgit server software.

Use the global server network to optimize WAN bandwidth and support multisite SMART Bridgit server deployment.

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SMART Notebook collaborative learning software

SMART Notebook software is setting the standard for creating, delivering and managing interactive course material within a single application. All your materials are right at your fingertips. With its rich set of features and digital resources, SMART Notebook helps educators deliver high-impact lectures that bring learning to life and connects them to a full ecosystem of content, tools and support. A powerful and easy-to-use application, SMART Notebook software enables you to readily deliver interactive lectures that create more extraordinary learning moments for your students.

Bring ideas together effortlessly It’s easy to create with SMART Notebook software. The intuitive features wrapped in a simple interface let you effortlessly build interactive presentations. Once you’ve designed your course material, you can use it again and again. You’ll save preparation time and be able to share it with students after class.

Deliver dynamic instruction Learning is filled with energy and interactivity when you use SMART Notebook software to teach course material. The software captivates students by pulling together images, multimedia and Internet links. And combined with a SMART Board interactive whiteboard, SMART Notebook enables lectures to become a hands-on experience.

Easily manage the software over a network Share SMART Notebook software easily with the help of new install and administration tools. Customizable network installation and flexible software settings help you work over a network. Plus, a variety of flexible tools bring new levels of manageability to everyday SMART Notebook use.

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• Table tool – Create a table from the SMART Notebook software toolbar, then easily insert or drag text, images and objects into any cell. Add or delete individual cells to create asymmetric tables. • Themes – Create themed pages using elements such as fonts, color and images, and apply them to SMART Notebook pages • Multimedia – Insert audio, video or Adobe Flash files into your course materials. Write into many of the Flash animations. Record sound and attach it directly into objects. • Formatting – Use tools to easily align objects. Add connectors, shapes, dotted lines, creative pen styles or fill shapes with two-color gradients, images or patterns and more using drawing tools. • Manipulate objects – Hyperlink objects to the Internet, other SMART Notebook pages or documents on your computer. Animate objects with effects such as fading in, flying in or spinning. • Special fonts and scientific notation – Add superscript and subscript to your text, or add scientific symbols and notation • Page Sorter – View SMART Notebook pages as thumbnails, then reorder your presentation by simply dragging and dropping thumbnails

Teach • Recognition features – Write notes in digital ink and transform them into text, or draw a freehand shape and SMART Notebook software will recognize it and perfect it • Screen Shade – Conceal and reveal information, dragging the Screen Shade over your SMART Notebook page

• Magic Pen – Use this three-in-one tool to spotlight, magnify or zoom in on an image, or write notes that will disappear in 10 seconds • SMART Video Player – Resize, move and write over video files and streaming video in your SMART Notebook pages, and then store the files in the Gallery for easy access • Record features – Use recording features to record on-screen actions for students to view later. Record with sound using the SMART Recorder to create a video file in .avi or .wmv format. • Display modes – Split your computer screen to view two SMART Notebook pages simultaneously. Use full-screen mode to create a bigger whiteboard page area by hiding the toolbar and tabs.

Content • SMART Gallery Sampler – Get the full version’s top 50 images, Flash tools, videos and audio files such as maps, images of historical figures, science diagrams and other education visuals • Gallery Essentials – Choose from over 7,000 learning objects to enhance your course materials, including images, backgrounds, dynamic Flash files, videos and audio content • Team Content – Use the Team Content feature to access common Gallery content on a shared network drive

System requirements Supports Windows, Mac OS and Linux® operating systems. Find more details on our website at smarttech.com/notebook.

Manage • Welcome Center – Easily access SMART’s presentation resources, training and support in the Welcome Center that opens upon launch • Timed saves – Set your SMART Notebook file to save work automatically, from every minute up to every 30 minutes, or every time you move to a different page • Customize toolbar – Put your most frequently used tools on your SMART Notebook toolbar as a handy shortcut. Move the toolbar to the bottom of the screen for ease of use. • Quick access – Find every tool within two clicks of your mouse. Switch between the Gallery, Page Sorter, Attachment or Properties tabs easily, within one click. • Export files – Save SMART Notebook files in various formats, including .ppt, .pdf and .html. You can also save individual SMART Notebook pages as separate image files (.jpeg, .png or .gif) for easy sharing. • Administrator Toolkit – Take advantage of the Install Manager that lets you install SMART Notebook on networked computers

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SMART Sync

classroom management software Whether you’re working with your entire class or an individual student, SMART Sync classroom management software makes it easy to support student learning. Equipped with a practical set of features, the software helps you guide students’ collaboration in a group setting while still communicating with your entire class.

Support all students with one application SMART Sync can help you support students and encourage collaboration in computer-enabled learning environments. Connect your computer quickly and easily to every other computer in the classroom or lab, allowing you to instruct, support and collaborate with students directly from your desk or lectern.

Create opportunities for student collaboration SMART Sync helps you inspire collaboration. You can use the software to randomly organize students into small groups. After students have worked individually on an assignment, they can team up to arrive at a consensus by collaborating face-to-face or sharing screens from opposite corners of the room and using a chat session. Once finished, the group can submit the assignment to you digitally.

Give students direct support With SMART Sync software, students can send you private questions, and you can respond without disturbing the class. You can also take control of a student’s computer to guide him or her remotely through a task or problem.

Broadcast to multiple screens Make every computer in the room the best seat in the house. Broadcast your desktop or share a student’s desktop with everyone else in the class. SMART Sync lets you demonstrate a concept, view a web page or play a video that all students can see on their computer screens. You can also use it to automatically launch a website or open a program on every computer.

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Share • Broadcast screens – Demonstrate a concept by sharing your screen or any student’s screen with the rest of the class. • Launch remotely – Open and close web pages or applications on each student’s desktop. • Transfer files – Send documents to students or collect assignments without leaving your computer. Administrate • Manage computers – Shut down, log off or restart all computers simultaneously with a single mouse click. • Go wireless – Run the software on a wireless network. • Connect to mobile devices – Add devices such as laptops and tablet PCs to your class network. • Simplify installation – Install SMART Sync on all student computers automatically using an .msi file. • Administrate with ease – Create SMART school files (.school) that contain information about students, instructors, classes and computer labs in your institution. With a SMART school file, instructors can connect to the right student at the right time and apply predefined application and Internet blocking rules.

System requirements Teacher PC • Pentium III processor at 600 MHz or equivalent • 256 MB of RAM • Windows 2000, XP or Windows Vista operating system • 100 MB of free hard disk space • 800 x 600 or higher resolution display with 16-bit or better color quality • DirectX 7.0a interface • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 Internet browser or higher • 10 Mbps TCP/IP network interface adapter Student PC • Pentium III processor at 500 MHz or equivalent • 128 MB of RAM • Windows 2000, XP or Windows • Vista operating system • 55 MB of free hard disk space • 600 x 480 or higher resolution display with 16-bit or better color quality • DirectX 7.0a interface • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 Internet browser or higher • 10 Mbps TCP/IP network interface adapter

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SMART professional development An overview Administrators who have seen the greatest success with their technology implementations are also the ones who recognize the importance of training and professional development. This crucial aspect of implementation helps instructors gain the confidence to use SMART products regularly and in ways that link pedagogy with technology and deliver results. At SMART, we draw on more than 20 years of experience with educators to help you use our products most effectively. SMART gets educators learning SMART training helps you accelerate the adoption of our products because it gives instructors the skills they need to get started and become proficient. Through our global network of certified trainers, we offer a comprehensive mix of free and fee-based options, from live online training to customized on-site sessions – all designed to get your faculty up and running quickly. Professional development for all To enhance higher level skills, SMART offers flexible professional development programs for everyone involved in the implementation process, from faculty to instructional designers to administrators. Regardless of learning style, time constraints or budgets, educators can find SMART programs that enhance their ability to make an implementation effective.

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The details SMART online training The SMART Learning Center is your gateway to more than 40 free, online training sessions offered each week, covering over 20 topics in 5 languages. This online system provides convenient access to all SMART training resources, including our award-winning Two-Minute Tutorials that allow SMART users to watch and listen to instructions as they follow along. There are also print training resources, such as Quick Reference Guides and Hands-on Practice exercises. You can complete them at your own pace, anytime that’s convenient for you. SMART on-site training Along with our vast network of resellers, we offer affordable, comprehensive training to help educators of all skill levels get the most out of their SMART products. We provide on-site training sessions customized by subject area and grade range, and we hold in-depth training events in many locations.

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SMART PD Plus events SMART PD Plus events are dynamic product training events. At these sessions, participants receive a SMART product along with a full day of instructor-led training, hands-on practice time, review exercises and a comprehensive workbook. SMART Learner Conference The SMART Learner Conference is a three-day event that immerses participants in a rich, multifaceted learning experience by combining paid training, free events and workshops, guest speakers, and product demonstrations. Other SMART professional development opportunities We have a variety of other professional development events for everyone involved in a technology implementation, regardless of skill level. For instructors, we offer a variety of user conferences and certification programs. These offerings support instructors as they learn to integrate technology and digital content into their course materials every day. The end result is that educators are able to develop innovative course content that encourages students to participate and be creative. For staff charged with overseeing your implementation, we offer SMART Train-the-Trainer courses that help technology specialists run effective training programs for instructors. In addition, we provide technical and installation training, so your IT specialists are fully equipped to support your institution’s SMART products. For administrators, we offer courses that focus on leadership skills, best practices and change management, so your implementation results in continuous improvement for instructors and students. We also provide a series of seminars where you can share ideas on implementation and learn from educational technology experts.

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SMART support services An overview The dedication we put into our product development is echoed in our support programs – from knowledge databases to implementation services. At SMART, we help you through the implementation process right from the beginning. Our education consultants, available in a growing number of areas in North America, offer advice as you evaluate and select products. They help you design an implementation strategy that will bring – and keep – instructors on board with our products. The best of customer and technical support To ensure the ongoing success of your technology implementation, we work with our extensive network of resellers to provide technical support. With the help of our resellers, we can offer support in every major city in North America, so our customers have quick access to the information and assistance they need, whenever they need it. From our online database of product and technical information to our toll-free telephone service to our extended product warranties, we help instructors, technology specialists and administrators everywhere use our products to their fullest potential. Our customer service system offers a variety of ways to quickly find information and support. It is designed to suit the many needs of our customers and includes

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The details Product warranty With SMART, you can be confident that we stand behind our products. We offer a three-year warranty on most products. And, if you register your SMART Board 600 series interactive whiteboard within three months of purchase, the warranty is extended to five years. Product update tool As a SMART customer, you’ll automatically receive information on product updates and notifications. It’s our way of ensuring that you stay informed about any developments that can help you maximize the benefits of your SMART products. The SMART Product Update tool automatically notifies you when an upgrade is available and guides you through the upgrade process. It also installs and uninstalls software components for you, as required. Global reseller network SMART’s broad channel of resellers offers top-notch customer service and sales support in over 175 countries around the world. These knowledgeable professionals can offer advice on which SMART products are best suited for your institution, and they can help you design an implementation plan that meets your specific needs. Consultation services Our team of consultants can provide support as you plan a successful technology implementation. Available in a growing number of areas around the world, our consultants can help you evaluate and select educational technology, and help design your implementation strategy. As your roll-out gets underway, our team ensures that you have the right training and professional development programs for your faculty, and we give instructors the tools to effectively incorporate our products and resources in all disciplines. SMART administrator toolkit We offer a digital toolkit that gives you an easy way to manage your SMART software network installations and monitor network computers. You can centralize the installation of your SMART software and then manage and update the software from your server.

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Spare parts program To simplify and expedite repairs on SMART products, we supply customers planning large implementations with an inventory of commonly requested spare parts. The program allows you to maintain your products without losing time on ordering and shipping.

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SMART PREP Grant program “The PREP Grant has allowed us to integrate SMART Board technologies into our preservice teaching instruction. The SMART Board will be used in the education department for many years and has become a critical element of our preservice teacher education curriculum.” Nicole Luongo, Assistant Professor, Saint Peter’s College, Education Department

The SMART PREP Grant is available to teacher preparation programs for research, professional development and training. The grant is designed to help accredited, notfor-profit universities and colleges purchase their first SMART products so preservice teachers can learn to use interactive classroom technology before they begin their teaching careers. Its aim is to equip teachers with the knowledge, experience and support to successfully use these products in the classroom, creating lessons that engage students and improve learning outcomes.

Why interactive classroom technology? Recent studies have qualified the impact of interactive whiteboards on student achievement and teacher quality of life. After a two-year study, researchers from Manchester Metropolitan University discovered that the more students were exposed to interactive whiteboards, the quicker they progressed academically. In addition to increased learning outcomes, teachers reported that interactive whiteboards had a positive impact on preparation time and student assessment.

Why SMART? We’ve been working with educators for more than two decades, drawing from their expertise to create affordable, easy-to-use products that motivate students and improve teachers’ quality of life. Over the years, we’ve gained a broad and deep understanding of the issues educators face every day. Our ability to create effective solutions is demonstrated by the more than 30 million teachers and students in over 1.3 million classrooms who use SMART products to improve learning outcomes.

How to apply Apply online at smarttech.com/PREPGrantApplication. You can learn more about this program by e-mailing us at PREPGrant@smarttech.com or calling us toll free at 1.866.288.0454 or at 1.403.407.5120.

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SMART Profile Ashland University

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University delivers expectations on University delivers on students’ technology students technology “We expectations created nine different levels of “They have grown up with technology,

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students. Kemp this and “They have grown up with technology, and they knowliterate what technology in therecognizes classroom should look like. SMART interactive pen displays or AirLiner™ [now plansit to increase training in the coming is the standard for education, so far as Ohio is concerned, allows synchronous content in the classroom.” year. Kemp also commented that prospective students are encouraged to come to the university because they recognize the difference between a classroom with a chalkboard and a classroom with a SMART Board interactive whiteboard.

Thomas Kemp, director, technology

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known as SMART Slate] wireless slates. Kemp had been implementing SMART products on campuses for more than 10 years and immediately began developing a new technology standard for the campus. More than 60 percent of all classrooms on campus are now equipped with a SMART product. Kemp was also impressed by the capabilities of SMART Bridgit conferencing software and sees it as a means to facilitate distance education on campus.

“They have grown up with technology, and they know what technology in the classroom should look like. SMART is the standard for education, so far as Ohio is concerned, it allows synchronous content in the classroom.”

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SAIT Polytechnic The Sympodium interactive pen display shifts learning into high gear the screen. He pauses the video and continues his explanation, circling the clutch disc and drawing arrows. Once Paul is sure everyone has grasped the principles of the clutch mechanism, he clicks the video back to life and the class proceeds.

Randy Paul points out the intricacies of a component using the Sympodium.

“Both skill levels and comprehension levels are higher now, particularly in the diagnostic area. Using the Sympodium interactive pen display has increased marks on the lab and shop test by approximately 10 percent.” Randy Paul, Instructor, Automotive Service Technology Program

The 30 members of Randy Paul’s automotive service technology (AST) lab class wipe the grease from their hands and lean against partially disassembled cars, watching their instructor. Paul points with a pencil tip, showing how the intricate rings of a synchronizer fit between the gears of a clutch. The students nod in understanding. None of them is closer than 10 feet from the demonstration, but they see the complex machinery perfectly – on a large screen connected to a Sympodium [now known as SMART Podium] interactive pen display and Elmo magnifying device. A moment later, Paul touches the pen tool to his display and a video on clutch systems replaces the magnified component on

According to Randy Paul, the introduction of the Sympodium to SAIT Polytechnic’s AST program has revolutionized the way courses are taught. The product, which has now been implemented in both theory and lab classes, enables instructors to deliver course content much more quickly and effectively. As a result, the material can be presented in greater depth, giving graduates a vital edge in the job market. The Sympodium, in conjunction with a computer, projector, multimedia switch and screen, addresses the main challenges faced in an automotives lab, particularly the logistics. Instructors use the pen tool as a mouse to control peripherals, run videos using SMART Video Player, search websites and write in digital ink over applications on the display screen. When linked to an Elmo magnifier or a digital video camera, the interactive pen display is ideal for presenting and explaining concepts on a large screen. “Before we used this technology, we could only demonstrate to two or three students at a time,” says Paul. Now 20 or even 60 people can clearly see the annotated component. Consequently, a much smaller percentage of each lab is now spent on physically showing students how components work. Not only are hours of class time saved each week through this efficient approach, but students learn more quickly when concepts are presented and explained

using multimedia. Reinforcing ideas with digital resources, particularly when instructors can manipulate material on the interactive pen display, enables instructors to be more responsive to their students’ needs. When a question arises, instructors can choose from an Internet site, a video or an Adobe Flash file and click on their interactive screen to bring up the most appropriate resource. Or if material from previous discussions or classes needs to be reexamined, teachers can easily refer to it with a touch of the pen tool. SAIT instructors using the Sympodium then have extra time to concentrate on developing their students’ diagnostic skills. “Because we can do the basics so much faster and in so much more depth, we can get on to the troubleshooting, which is the key to it all,” explains Paul. “Both skill levels and comprehension levels are higher now, particularly in the diagnostic area. Using the Sympodium interactive pen display has increased marks on the lab and shop test by approximately 10 percent.” By enabling instructors to enrich courses with more analytical exercises, the product is contributing to a better overall education for AST students. In the theory classroom, Paul can use the Sympodium to easily coordinate his digital resources – from PowerPoint software learning modules to Internet sites – and simplify his preparation process. “My prep time is decreased,” says Paul, “but what that means is I still use the same amount of prep time but I do more things – for example, I can prepare extra diagnostic quizzes.” Thanks to SMART’s product, instructors have more hours to concentrate on delivering material in a thoughtful, compelling manner.

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“All the things I can do on the Sympodium – the ability to switch between applications, show and expand images, draw on them and highlight on them – keep things moving at a speed that keeps the students’ interest level high.” Randy Paul, Instructor, Automotive Service Technology Program

Randy Paul reinforces diagnostic skills by presenting multimedia using the Sympodium.

AST classes now progress at a vigorous pace, with videos, projected images and diagrams. The new technology products also keep instructors fresh and enthusiastic. “All the things I can do on the Sympodium – the ability to switch between applications, show and expand images, draw on them and highlight on them – keep things moving at a speed that keeps the students’ interest level high,” explains Paul. “And maintaining student interest is crucial for learning. But because I’m teaching in a way that I find quite exciting, I also get enthusiastic about what I’m doing. So it’s rejuvenated my teaching.”

Part of what makes Paul’s success with the product so appealing is the competitive edge it gives his students. “The bottom line,” says Paul, “is that our students will come out with greater understanding of diagnostics, thanks to the Sympodium. If you’re starting off, and you have the experience of someone who’s been in the trade for 10 or 12 months, that’s a huge advantage for the employer and for the individual.” For the students learning the complexities of the clutch in Paul’s lab class, career paths are promising – fueled by technology, dedication and achievement.

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Randy Paul’s enthusiasm is infectious. As more and more SAIT faculty catch on to the AST department’s success with the Sympodium, interest in the product is spreading across the campus. “It’s innovative instruction,” SAIT’s Vice President, Academic, Gordon Nixon, says about the use of SMART products in the AST program. “Now other instructors

from the trades programs are saying to their deans, ‘How do I get one of those?’”

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Montgomery County Community College Integration of SMART products helps build flexible learning environments SMART Board interactive whiteboards in over 75 classrooms at its central campus in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, and 32 at the west campus in Pottstown, Pennsylvania. Servicing 30,000 credit and noncredit students from varied backgrounds with an average age of 27, the college wanted to diversify its teaching methods and improve course offerings to create more flexible learning environments.

Mathematics Professor Roseanne Hofmann helps students visualize abstract concepts on the SMART Board interactive whiteboard.

“Every budget cycle, we go out to the faculty and academic administration in general and ask about their technology needs for the next year. Invariably, each year, the thing that seems to float to the top is that they want more SMART Boards.” Susan Hauck, Director of Instructional Technology

Whether students learn through distance education or in the traditional classroom, they will find the pedagogy to suit their needs at Montgomery County Community College (MCCC). The college offers open admission to students and prides itself on providing a cutting-edge educational technology environment that will prepare students for the current technology-based workforce. “I think what the college is trying to do is to provide different modalities to address different learning styles,” comments Mathematics Professor Roseanne Hofmann. Voted among the top five most Wired Colleges by Yahoo! Internet Life magazine, MCCC now has

Largely as a result of professor demand, the integration of nearly 110 SMART Board interactive whiteboards has happened in little more than five years. In 2000, Hofmann returned from an educational technology conference convinced that she wanted a SMART Board interactive whiteboard. Hofmann was initially given an electronic whiteboard but found it difficult to use. Two semesters later, she was successful in her quest for a SMART Board. “February 2001 … February 14 was the exact day. And it was a sweetheart of a day!” The trend she started hasn’t slowed down since. “By the end of that semester, everybody wanted one…. There is a big difference between electronic whiteboards and SMART Boards,” says Hofmann. Susan Hauck, Director of Instructional Technology and self-described technology evangelist, notes that the large-scale demands for training on, support with, investment in and integration of SMART Board interactive whiteboards started from the ground up. “Every budget cycle, we go out to the faculty and academic administration in general and ask about their technology needs for the next year. Invariably, each year, the thing that seems to float to the top is that they want more SMART Boards,” she explains.

In smart classrooms equipped with PCs, projectors, DVD players and VCRs, the interactive whiteboards and Sympodium [now known as SMART Podium] interactive pen displays help instructors create dynamic learning situations that encourage active student engagement. When teaching multimodal learning styles in flexible environments, Hofmann videoconferences between the central and west campus and also to a local high school. Students write directly on the interactive whiteboard at one campus and participate in real time. “I can get students who are at the remote site to write, and then students who are face to face can see it. So, it is truly interactive.” Students share her enthusiasm for the integration of technology products. Richard A. Golden, a math student pursuing an associate of science in business administration degree, says “the college is getting better and better at using the technologies available by designing and structuring classes that make learning the subject easier than ever.” As someone who is also raising a family and working part time, Golden appreciates the flexibility the technology has given him – “the opportunity to further his career ambitions and earn a college degree.” Math student Kathleen Sapio says the “visual aids are really the key to helping one to understand the more difficult problems, and the study materials that were made available were terrific.” She praises the “strong starting point for the next algebra course and additional math courses” that she developed through the use of integrated technologies.

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“When the students come in, you can just say, here’s the problem, let’s read it and then start to pick it apart, instead of waiting five minutes for the problem to be written on the board.” Roseanne Hoffmann, Mathematics Professor

Students use graphing programs that are compatible with the SMART Board interactive whiteboard.

Board and SMART Notebook software with ScreenWatch™, which lets her capture and record the audio, video and notes for the entirety of her lectures for students to review online. New polling systems allow her to quiz and gauge student understanding before moving on to a new topic, and she is testing the new Senteo™ [now known as SMART Response] interactive response system because of its seamless integration with existing products. To equip its new Advanced Technology Center that opens in fall 2008, MCCC also has ordered 13 of the new SMART Board 600i interactive whiteboard systems with integrated projectors, and 2 more 690 series interactive whiteboards.

The SMART Board is compatible with many third-party software packages. Hofmann uses a graphing calculator and supplementary homework packages, such as MyMathLab and Eduspace®. She integrates the SMART

MCCC’s faculty look to SMART to provide innovative and fully integrated technology products to meet the needs of an ever-growing and changing student population. Both Hofmann and Hauck feel confident

that with technology integration and blended-learning models, the college is remaining true to its mission to provide high-quality education for those who otherwise might not have the opportunity.

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The SMART Board interactive whiteboards enable professors to offer more streamlined lessons. Using SMART Notebook software, Hofmann and other math professors can write or type in the lengthy problems ahead of time, and recall and revise for future use. “When the students come in, you can just say, here’s the problem, let’s read it and then start to pick it apart, instead of waiting five minutes for the problem to be written on the board,” explains Hofmann. Rather than spending all their time writing notes, students can relax and participate more fully in the class. Class notes are then saved and posted on Blackboard Academic Suite™ or on the professor’s website for students to review.

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University of Tennessee, Knoxville Campus Standardization on SMART products enhances student experience

Use of the Sympodium in technologyenabled classrooms campus-wide has led to improved student engagement and stronger communication skills.

“Technology provides us with a whole tool set of rich media elements that we would not otherwise have. We believe that visual imagery enhances learning and supports retention. So, the visual aspects of SMART technology products are very important for reaching our students with different learning styles.” Dr. Michael Burke, Technology Integration Specialist, Innovative Technology Center, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

“One of the things students look at when they are deciding what college to attend is what kind of technology does that college have,” says Dr. Michael Burke, a Technology Integration Specialist with the Innovative Technology Center at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. “Certainly they are expecting technology in the classroom. That’s a given. They would be dismayed if technology wasn’t in the classroom.” At the University of Tennessee, the technology that students are exposed to

is SMART – the SMART Board interactive whiteboard and Sympodium [now known as SMART Podium] interactive pen display, to be precise. The university has 163 classrooms that are enhanced with SMART products, including 127 that are fully equipped with a Sympodium, a SMART Board interactive whiteboard, Internet access and other technology tools. In fact, given the proliferation of technology-enabled classrooms on the Knoxville campus, Burke believes it would be impossible for a student to get through a course of studies and not be exposed to SMART products.

sure all of my materials go through the Sympodium whether I have plans to use them for a particular lecture or not because the podium gives me the freedom to be spontaneous as need arises,” he says.

The first SMART Board interactive whiteboard appeared on campus in 1998, and now, some 10 years later, SMART products are the norm. Burke maintains that it was the inherent flexibility found in this technology that led the university to standardize. He explains, “The reason I supported our standardization on SMART Technologies is that I think giving our instructors the ability to interact with visual materials reinforces the memory of students…. Many learners need that visual.”

“The SMART Board and the Sympodium allow instructors to use richer media, and that is very important,” explains Burke. “About 50 percent of the instructors I’ve trained seem to be most appreciative of the fact that they now have the ability with the Sympodium to take whatever they’ve done in class, including their in-class annotations, and package and post them to their course website for their students to access at any time.”

When instructors and professors use these SMART products to their fullest potential, students win. Using SMART Notebook software, instructors can organize their lectures, notes, visuals and other materials – by doing so, they become free to concentrate on instruction, capitalize on teachable moments and more readily monitor student response and understanding. For example, John B. Riley, a professor of agricultural economics, uses the Sympodium to better demonstrate calculations and graphing to his students. “The Sympodium is a great tool to have in the classroom. I make

SMART products enable professors and instructors to easily annotate and mark-up their presentation materials during lectures, a feature they particularly appreciate. Art history instructors, for example, use digital ink to point out specific details on images of paintings or other works of art.

This access allows students to review, study or catch up on their own time. Knowing an instructor will be posting lecture notes and presentations frees students from specifically focusing on note taking during their classes and enables them to concentrate on the presentation. They can unreservedly ask questions or take part in discussions. An ever-increasing focus on studentled presentations has also meant a high level of student support for technology-enabled classrooms. As a result, the University of Tennessee created two practice presentation classrooms where students use the same SMART products as their instructors, preparing presentations

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“I make sure all of my materials go through the Sympodium whether I have plans to use them for a particular lecture or not because the podium gives me the freedom to be spontaneous as the need arises” John B. Riley, Agricultural Economics Professor

The Sympodium allows instructors to access many rich multimedia resources.

on the very equipment they will encounter in the classroom. Giving students the opportunity to actively hone and sharpen their technology skills makes their transition to the world after college that much easier. Burke explains, “We try to associate our technology with real-world applications. We’re not doing technology because it’s cool – we’re doing it because it helps our students and staff communicate in the 21st century. A lot of our focus is on us supporting the tools that allow better communication.”

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That focus is paying off for the University of Tennessee. It was ranked in Kaplan Publishing’s latest guide to colleges as one of the nation’s top 25 cutting-edge schools. Additionally, in its 2008 America’s Best Colleges ranking, the U.S. News and World Report placed the school in the top 30 percent of national public universities.

“Technology provides us with a whole tool set of rich media elements that we would not otherwise have. We believe that visual imagery enhances learning and supports retention. So, the visual aspects of SMART technology products are very important for reaching our students with different learning styles,” says Burke. He adds, “The communicative aspects of technology, the ability to reach beyond the classroom, to time shift, the ability of your students to go back and review that material multiple times before the midterm – those things are important. The technology supports teaching in that way. If you start with good teaching and you add good technology, that’s when you fly.”

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Laramie County Community College SMART classrooms give LCCC a technology advantage SMART’s interactive whiteboards is a county-wide phenomenon. In 2007, Laramie County Community College was tied for first place as the most tech-savvy mid-sized community college in the country by the Digital Community Colleges Survey conducted by the Center for Digital Education and the American Association of Community Colleges. It’s this kind of achievement that draws students and faculty to LCCC. Kara Gann connects her laptop to the SMART Board interactive whiteboard to deliver a lesson.

“We looked carefully at other whiteboard products and could not find other software that was as comprehensive as SMART Notebook software.” Kara Gann, Information Technology Program Administrator, Laramie County School District Number One

Wyoming is a state of many firsts. It was the first state in the union to grant women voting rights and privileges, and Wyoming’s Laramie County was the first in the country to have a public library system. As is often the case when a new idea is introduced, others follow suit. Such has been the situation when it comes to the introduction and adoption of SMART’s educational technology products in Laramie County. After Laramie County Community College (LCCC) purchased its first SMART Board interactive whiteboard in 1999, it underwent what might be called a technological revolution, and now adoption of

“Our number one ranking is celebrated in our marketing materials, including advertising, print materials and student recruiting. Enrollment has increased 36 percent in the past five years, and student surveys have confirmed that marketing our cuttingedge technology has played a valuable role,” explains Don Myers, Audiovisual Technician at LCCC. The award is a testament to the kind of forward thinking that seems to have always typified Wyoming, and especially LCCC. The largest community college in Wyoming, LCCC has 26 rooms designated as SMART classrooms. Equipment includes a SMART Board interactive whiteboard and projector, a computer, and VCR and DVD players. The college also has 20 SMART multimedia classrooms that feature all this, as well as an AMX control system that controls projector operation and a document reader, bringing their total count of SMART Board interactive whiteboards to 66. LCCC is not the only Laramie County institution to standardize on SMART Board interactive whiteboards and other SMART products. The schools in

Laramie County School District Number One (LCSD) also feature interactive whiteboards in their classrooms, as does the Laramie County Sheriff’s Department. For Detention Captain Bill Long, the choice of a SMART Board interactive whiteboard was a natural one because he had used one when he was employed as an instructor at LCCC. In his current position, Long primarily uses the detention center’s SMART Board for training recruits to the sheriff’s department and for public relations and public education programs. When he or his colleagues are not using the interactive whiteboard, he finds personnel from other departments are eager to use it for their own work. Kara Gann knows people are quick to convert to SMART products. As the information technology program administrator at LCSD, Gann has watched the adoption of SMART Board interactive whiteboards in each of the district’s 33 schools. During the early stages of LCSD’s SMART project, Gann and other decision-makers toured Laramie County Community College to see their SMART classrooms in action. Gann says they chose SMART Board interactive whiteboards because of SMART Notebook software, which is especially designed with teachers and students in mind. She explains, “We looked carefully at other interactive whiteboard products and could not find other software that was as comprehensive as Notebook software.”

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Don Myers delivers a presentation using two SMART Board interactive whiteboards.

As a result of standardizing on SMART products, LCSD teachers are on the forefront of making ICT a vital part of educating the youth of Laramie County. Maureen Young, Technology Integration Specialist in the county’s South Triad Elementary Schools, believes using SMART Board interactive whiteboards along with document cameras, DVD players and SMART’s AirLiner [now known as SMART Slate] wireless slates, “helps to reach different modalities, thus improving learning for all students.”

“Enrollment has increased 36 percent in the past five years, and student surveys have confirmed that marketing our cutting-edge technology has played a valuable role.” Don Myers, LCCC Audiovisual Technician

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Those tremendous gains are being realized on a county-wide basis because of the decision to standardize on SMART Board interactive whiteboards and other products. As a result, learning is improved for students from kindergarten to college. Such forward thinking is proof that Wyoming is at the top of the class, driving change and modeling innovation for the rest of the county. Laramie County Community College | 41

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University of Georgia Chemistry students excel with the Sympodium of an overhead projector. From his lectern he writes in digital ink on his lecture slides, which are projected onto a large screen at the front of the room.

Anna Gore, Classroom Support Manager at UGA, sets up a lecture using the Sympodium interactive pen display.

“Because our resource dollars are limited, we have to be careful with them. I am quite pleased with how this investment has worked out.” Joel Caughran, Instructional and Information Technology Manager

You can tell there’s something different about the students in Dr. Richard Hubbard’s lecture and lab classes at the University of Georgia (UGA) in Athens, Georgia. Their faces aren’t buried in their notes, and they aren’t frantically trying to keep up as the professor moves from one slide to the next. Instead, they are attentively watching the screen at the front of the room as Hubbard conducts a lab lecture for a pre-medicine organic chemistry class. This change results from an important addition to the lecture hall – the Sympodium [now known as SMART Podium] interactive pen display. Hubbard uses this interactive pen display in place

“I use the Sympodium to teach all my classes,” says Hubbard, who has had the product for three years. “I use the digital pen to freehand notes during class. Once we are finished for the day, I easily convert the notes into a PDF file and post them to the Web. Students find this extremely helpful. It eliminates the need to furiously scribble notes.” The ability to use digital ink was one of the main reasons Instructional and Information Technology Manager Joel Caughran decided to purchase the product for UGA’s chemistry department. “We had some professors who were still using overhead projectors to teach how to solve organic chemistry problems,” Caughran says. “They would have to rummage through previous projector sheets to illustrate their points, and some sheets would get lost. If they were using the rolls, the notes would get smudged. We saw the Sympodium as a good solution to this.” Caughran also found that professors who were using more current teaching tools, such as PowerPoint software, were limited because they could not easily add notes to their prepared material. The Sympodium now enables them to do exactly that. The Sympodium is also flexible, so professors at UGA can use many different types of resources in their lectures.

“It simplifies the way that I deliver material,” says Hubbard. “I paste full color pictures and graphs into slides and then mark them, using the pen to illustrate important points.” Hubbard teaches large classes that each have about 150 pre-medicine, pre-pharmacy and science majors. His material must suit the needs of students studying a variety of subjects. He also needs to reach a large audience effectively and reduce his preparation time. For Hubbard, the Sympodium solved all these issues. “I can make general templates for my students to print out beforehand, and then they jot my notes onto the templates during class. The Sympodium has increased the speed and volume of information that I can teach without sacrificing my students’ ability to follow along and comprehend,” he says. Hubbard’s remarks are echoed across the department. Caughran says, “Professors feel like their lectures are going further because students don’t constantly have their faces in notebooks. They can pay attention and just write down important concepts, knowing they will get the notes later, when I post the PDF file on the Web.” Now almost every lecturer in the department is using the Sympodium, and Caughran is happy with the investment. “Because our resource dollars are limited, we have to be careful with them. I am quite pleased with how this investment has worked out.”

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SMART sales and support Perhaps you’d like a live product demonstration. Or you need advice on which products meet your needs. Or your IT specialist has questions about installation. When you need help, it’s nice to know you don’t have to look far. At SMART, support and services are an integral part of our education solutions, and we know how important it is to have assistance that’s convenient, timely and insightful. So in addition to our telephone and online services, we offer in-person sales and support in every major center across the United States. Whether you’re still researching SMART solutions or you’re already engaged in the implementation process, SMART and our authorized resellers can provide you with everything from pricing information to product demos and postimplementation support. Regardless of your location, you can be confident that it will be easy to find assistance with choosing and implementing SMART products effectively. To find an authorized reseller near you, visit smarttech.com/where, or call 1.866.518.6791. You can also contact one of our sales offices below:

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