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Self Help Documents: Smart Classroom

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Smart Classroom: Tips for Success
To ensure a successful Smart Classroom teaching experience, please read through the tips on this self-help document.
Smart Classroom: Document Camera (ELMO)
Learn how to use the document camera to project images of documents, books, transparencies, etc. on the screen.
Smart Classroom: Using the Elmo Document Camera with the Sympodium
Learn how to use the document camera in conjunction with the Sympodium to create and save annotations to be used at a later date.

Smart Classroom: Using the Interactive Pen with Word 2010
The Smart Podium will work with Word 2010 using ink aware tools. This document will walk you through using the Interactive Pen Display with Word 2010.

Smart Classroom: Sympodium ID350 Overview
The Sympodium interactive pen display allows you to write over any presentation in digital ink, highlight concepts and take notes. The Sympodium is connected to a computer and a projector, so you can bring up a software package, create notes and your audience will see the writing projected onto a large screen.
Smart Classroom: Sympodium ID350 Using the Interactive Pen Display with Word 2007
The Sympodium interactive pen display allows you to write over any presentation in digital ink, highlight concepts and take notes. This self help document will show you how to use the Sympodium in conjunction with Word 2007 to create and save annotations to be used at a later date.
Smart Classroom: SMART Notebook 11 Basics
The SMART Notebook allows you to make notes, create graphics, text, tables, lines, shapes and more. If you are use to using a white board as a teaching mechanism, the SMART Notebook may be used in its place.
Smart Classroom: SMART Notebook 10 Exporting Files
This self-help document will show you how to export files created in the SMART Notebook into a variety of formats, including HTML, PDF, PowerPoint files or image files.
Using the WolfVision Document Camera with the Sympodium
The WolfVision Document Camera is used to project images of documents, books, transparencies, etc. on the screen. The document camera takes the place of an overhead projector.  Learn how to use the WolfVision in conjunction with the Sympodium.
WolfVision Document Camera: Using the WolfVision Document Camera with the SMART Podium
The WolfVision Document Camera is used to project images of documents, books, transparencies, etc. on the screen. The document camera takes the place of an overhead projector. This self-help document will teach you how to use this camera with the SMART Podium.
CLA Smart Classroom: Hooking up a VCR
This self help document will walk you through how to hook up a VCR in the Smart Classroom in the CLA building.
Crestron TPS 6L
The Crestron is a touch screen panel which provides complete control of the electronic and mechanical devices in the classroom through clearly marked buttons and a touch screen display. This self-help document will guide you through how to use the Crestron.

Smart Classroom: Getting Help
Prior to or during a class, the technology in the classroom may fail. It is important to know what to do to get the appropriate help. This self-help document will walk you through the process of getting help when you need it.

Smart Classroom: Virtual Tour
While every Smart Classroom differs, there are a few common elements to the classroom look and feel. In this self-help document, you will be given a tour of a typical instructor station setup.

Smart Classroom: Connecting Peripheral Devices
You may need to use a peripheral device such as a laptop or iPad when presenting in a SMART classroom. Some classrooms provide the necessary cables; however, most do not. This self-help document will guide you through how to connect devices to the SMART Podium and provide information on the required cables and adaptors for the different devices.
Movie Tutorial CLA Classroom Technology: Orientation Video
This video will show you how to use the technologies found in smart classrooms in the new College of Liberal Arts building. It is designed specifically for faculty who will be teaching in the new building. You will learn how to use the: Crestron, WolfVision document camera, DVD/Blu-ray, SmartPodium with the stylus and much more.
Movie Tutorial Using the Crestron in the CLA Smart Classroom
The Crestron provides complete control of the electronic and mechanical devices in the CLA classroom. This short movie will step you through how to use the Crestron.
Movie Tutorial Using the Sympodium in the CLA Smart Classroom
The sympodium interactive pen display allows you to write over any presentation in digital ink, highlight concepts and take notes. This short movie will step you through how to use the sympodium.
Movie Tutorial Using the Elmo Document Camera
The Elmo document camera is used to project images of documents, books, transparencies, etc. on the screen. The document camera takes the place of an overhead projector. This short movie will show you how to set up and use the Elmo document camera.
 
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