About SMART Notebook basic version
SMART Notebook basic version is free software designed for use with a SMART Board interactive display. It comes with many features that you can use to create, edit, and deliver engaging lessons to your students such as:
Creative pen tools
SMART Ink for writing and drawing in digital ink
SMART Ink presentation tools such as screen shade, spotlight, and more
Add shapes, text, and images
Interact with page objects
Add text, tables, lines, and shapes
Insert images and widgets (such as interactive dice, timers, and spinners)
Import PowerPoint (Windows only) and PDF files and convert them to SMART Notebook files
When you install SMART Notebook software on Windows operating systems, you can choose to have SMART Notebook basic version run by default. Setting it as the default program means you will not be prompted to activate the software or receive notifications about upgrading to the full version of SMART Notebook. Learn how.
When you purchase a SMART Learning Suite subscription, you’ll get additional features and functionality in SMART Notebook. The following table lists the additional SMART Notebook features that come with a subscription and compares them to how they behave in the basic version of SMART Notebook.
With a subscription to SMART Learning Suite
With the basic version of SMART Notebook
Use game-based activity templates to create interactive activities. Type of activities include matching, fill-in-the-blanks, label reveal, sorting, and more. Learn more about activities.
These activities help students memorize concepts and facts, identify objects, learn vocabulary definitions, and more. Activites can be played as a class or students can connect to the activities using their devices and play them in small groups or individually.
If the file has existing activities, the content is maintained but cannot be edited. New activities cannot be created.
Existing activities can be played as a class at the SMART Board.
Only activities which require student devices (such as Monster Quiz) can be played individually on student devices.
Use the response 2 wizard to create actionable question sets. Focusing on formative assessments, this feature supports the need for educators to effectively assess students in order to guide learning. Students can complete assessments using their own devices. Learn more about assessments.
If the file has existing assessments, the content is maintained but cannot be edited. New assessments cannot be created.
Video Search add-on
Use the Video search add-on in SMART Notebook to search for YouTube and other online videos or paste a link and add videos into pages.
If the file has existing videos, you can play them but you cannot search for or add new videos.
Image Web Search add-on
Search and add images directly from Bing into your lesson. Only royalty-free, age-appropriate image results will turn up.
If the file has existing images, they still appear, but you cannot search for and add new images using this add-on.
Concept Mapping add-on
Use Concept Mapping to quickly create concept maps that encourage dynamic participation from students. You can use ink gestures along with traditional interactions to build concept maps. Learn more about concept mapping.
If the file has existing concept maps, these are maintained. New concept maps cannot be created.
Lesson Recorder add-on
Using SMART Recorder, you can record your actions on your interactive product. If you connect a microphone to your computer, you can record your voice as well.
After you create a recording, you can play the recording on any computer using Windows Media Player (Windows operating systems) or QuickTime software (macOS operating system software).
Any existing recordings will play, but you cannot create new recordings.
SMART Blocks add-on
SMART Blocks is an add-on that enables you to perform math activities with your class by writing numbers on the page, and then connecting them to a SMART Block. You can choose from seven different equation types to work with.
If the file has existing SMART Blocks, you can run them.
You cannot add new SMART Blocks.
Save notes taken on a SMART kapp whiteboard directly into the SMART Notebook page. You can take your kapp notes and and erase, resize, convert-to-text or graph them within your Notebook lesson.
Use the timeline feature to replay the work students have done and observe their decision-making and how their ideas evolved.
When presenting lessons you can use the following views:
Dual page and transparent background options are not available.
Share files to their SMART Account
Share files to your SMART Account so you can open them in Lumio by SMART and deliver them on any device to your students. You can also sign in to a SMART Board interactive display with iQ and use the embedded Player app to deliver the lesson at the board.
These features are not available.
|When you subscribe to SMART Learning Suite, this watermark is removed even if you are not connected to a SMART Board.|
A SMART watermark appears on each page when the computer is not connected to a SMART Board.