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What is SMART Notebook?

SMART Notebook is a interactive software that allows educators to create high-impact lessons that bring learning to life. With a rich set of design and delivery features and a multitude of digital resources, SMART Notebook software connects you to a full ecosystem of content, tools and support that compliments the use of your SMART Board.

What's New with SMART Notebook 11?

If you currently have SMART Notebook 10 on your computer, I highly recommend upgrading to SMART Notebook 11. Below are some of the newest features added to SMART Notebook 11. A special thanks to James Hollis of Teachers Love SMART Boards for sharing this robust list of new features.
  • SMART Notebook 11 User Guide:
  • Activity Builder
    • This is a new feature that allows you to create interactive drag-and-drop activities that actually respond to student choices...If students drags a wrong answer, it can play a short audio feedback and bounce the answer back to its original location. This new feature is extremely easy to use and provides a powerful method to reinforce information in an engaging manner.
  • Audio Recorder
    • With the new version, you can now record audio directly inside Notebook and attach it to an object in one step. You can even save the object with the new recording in the Gallery for later use. This is an extremely useful feature of Notebook 11 and one that should be utilized as much as possible. The only issue with using Notebook 11 to record your audio is that the audio will not play on earlier versions of Notebook.
  • Embedded Web Browser
    • This is a great new feature that lets you view a web page directly inside Notebook by inserting a Web Browser object onto any page. You can even save your Web Browser object in the Gallery. One of the really useful features of the new Web Browser object is the ability to drag both text and images from the browser object to your Notebook page. I can already think of lots of great uses for this feature!
  • Improved Toolbar
    • The new Toolbar in Notebook 11 is fantastic! It actually responds and displays Property options automatically depending on what type of object is selected. For example, if you select a Text Object, the Toolbar will automatically display options for changing the basic properties of the text including font type, font size, alignment, color, and even transparency. This alleviates the need to use the Property Tab to set most of the object properties.

How can my students view SMART Notebook files at home?

  • SMART Notebook Express
    • One click on and anyone, anywhere can open, edit and share lessons and other content created using SMART Notebook collaborative learning software. This lightweight version of SMART Notebook software is accessible online anytime at no charge. With the SMART Notebook Express™ web application, you don’t need to log in and there’s no software to download - all you need is Internet access
  • Click here to be re-directed to SMART Notebook Express

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