The main piece of software that you will use, when working with a SMART Board, is SMART Notebook. SMART Notebook allows you to create interactive resources and presentations, capture the visible screen, create quizzes, embed images, include video or audio and a lot more.
SMART Boards are where the actual screen is interactive, so you can move away from your computer and present directly on the board.
SMART Podiums are a newer version that use a smaller interactive touchscreen and a projector to present the screen.
SMARTtech, the company behind SMART Board, provides access to the information and resources you need to use SMART Board products:
SMART Exchange - resources from other teachers for you to use
Download SMART Notebook (for your own computer/laptop)
You can download a trial copy of the latest version of SMART Notebook from: https://education.smarttech.com/en/products/notebook/download#trial
This is a 45 day trial of the full version of SMART Notebook and is available for both Windows and OSx.
You can also download the Basic version of SMART Notebook to continue creating resources beyond the initial free trial.
SMART Notebook and SMART Board access
The presenter PCs in most teaching rooms, at the University of Cumbria, have the full version of SMART Notebook installed and now utilise the newer SMART Podium to present to the big screen in the room. You can ask any of your tutors to book a classroom for you (groups preferred) so that you can use or practice with the software.