Understanding lesson page types in SMART Learning Suite Online

Overview

There are two types of pages available in SMART Learning Suite Online: presentation pages and activity pages,

  • Presentation pages present concepts and are view only for students.

  • Activity pages contain a task to complete and are interactive for students.

Product

Concepts

  • how students interact with each page type

Lesson files consist of a page or series of pages that can be either presentation pages or activity pages. The different page types affect how students experience the lesson on their devices.

Presentation pages

Use presentation pages for initial instruction, when you are first presenting lesson material to students.

Students who connect to the lesson on their devices can view these pages and see the annotations you make. They cannot make their own notes on these pages.

  • When you import an Adobe PDF or Microsoft PowerPoint lesson file, all pages are imported as presentation pages.
  • When you import a SMART Notebook file, all pages are imported as presentation pages except those that contain activities or assessments.

Note 

In Editing mode, you can convert any presentation page to an activity page.

Activity pages

Use activity pages when you want students to engage with lesson material either individually or collaboratively.

Students who connect to the lesson on their devices can interact with these pages. The ways they can interact depend on the type of activity you create.

When you convert a presentation page to an activity using the Convert to Activity button, you can create the following activities:

  • A Handout activity

    Students complete the activity individually on their devices. They see only their own input on a personal copy of the activity page.

  • A Workspace activity

    Students complete the activity collaboratively in small groups on their devices. They see and interact with the input of everyone in their group on a shared copy of the activity page.

When you add a new page using the Add Page button and set up an activity or assessment using a wizard, you can create the following activities:

  • A whole class activity

    Students complete at the classroom’s interactive display. They walk to the front of the class to take a turn at the display.

  • A class game or a brainstorming session

    Students complete the activity on their devices. They see everyone’s input on their devices and at the display.

  • A formative assessment

    Students complete the activity on their devices. They see their own input in a personal copy of the assessment and class progress appears at the display.

Note 

Wizard-generated activities and assessments can also be imported as part of a SMART Notebook lesson file.