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Downloading ActivInspire software and Promethean drivers

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Video: Downloading ActivInspire software and Promethean drivers

Before we get started creating interactive presentations with our Promethean

Downloading ActivInspire software and Promethean drivers

Before we get started creating interactive presentations with our Promethean board, there are two things that we need to download. One, we need to download the ActivInspire software. The software allows us to actually create the presentation. The second thing we need to download is known as a driver. The driver is going to allow our computer to communicate with the Promethean board. We can access both the ActivInspire software and the appropriate drivers directly from the Promethean Planet website. From the homepage of the Promethean Planet website, I'm going to go ahead and click on Support.

On the left-hand side of the screen where it says Browse Support, I'm going to come over and click on the Software dropdown menu. Under Software, let's go and select ActivInspire, since this is the application that allows us to create content for our Promethean board and also allows us to use the Promethean board as a digital whiteboard. Here, if you click the Download button for the ActivInspire software, it's going to automatically download the appropriate one, based on whatever computer system you're working on. For example, I'm currently on a Mac, so if I hit Download, it'll download the appropriate files to be installed on a Mac.

If you're on Windows, it'll download the appropriate .exe file so that you can install the ActivInspire software on your Windows environment. Directly to the right of the ActivInspire Download button are also listed the drivers available for the Promethean boards. Here, you need to select the appropriate driver based on the operating system of the computer you're using. If you're on a Mac, you can go ahead and select the ActivDriver Mac. If you're on a Windows, you need to know whether or not you're using a 32 or 64 bit operating system, and you need to download the appropriate driver.

Also if you're using Windows operating system, there's one additional driver you need to download, which is the ActivInspire handwriting recognition. The handwriting recognition is automatically included in the ActivInspire Mac version, and so Mac users do not have an additional thing to download. So once again, in order to follow along with this course, you need to download the ActivInspire software. And then come over, find your appropriate driver, and download that. And for our Windows users, you also need to download and install the ActivInspire Handwriting Recognition.

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Up and Running with Promethean ActivInspire

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Aaron Quigley
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  1. 2m 6s
    1. Welcome
      48s
    2. Using the exercise files
      39s
    3. Using challenges
      39s
  2. 6m 34s
    1. Understanding the Promethean technical setup
      1m 47s
    2. Accessing the Promethean Knowledgebase
      48s
    3. Downloading ActivInspire software and Promethean drivers
      1m 58s
    4. Syncing your computer with your Promethean board
      2m 1s
  3. 28m 55s
    1. Exploring the ActivInspire interface
      4m 32s
    2. Creating new presentations
      2m 7s
    3. Using ActivInspire as a whiteboard
      3m 26s
    4. Annotating over your desktop
      2m 30s
    5. Handwriting and shape recognition
      3m 52s
    6. ActivInspire presentations
      4m 40s
    7. Recording videos
      3m 56s
    8. Challenge: Create a video that demonstrates how to use a website
      39s
    9. Solution: Create a video that demonstrates how to use a website
      3m 13s
  4. 20m 39s
    1. Writing tools
      4m 53s
    2. Annotating presentations
      1m 48s
    3. Math tools
      3m 47s
    4. Adding objects and connectors
      4m 41s
    5. Adding clocks and timers
      2m 56s
    6. Challenge: Create a self-answering, timed quiz question
      34s
    7. Solution: Create a self-answering, timed quiz question
      2m 0s
  5. 37m 22s
    1. Considerations for interactive presentations
      1m 31s
    2. Using the Resource Browser
      4m 9s
    3. Styling objects in the Property Browser
      8m 17s
    4. Controlling interactions with the Property Browser
      6m 30s
    5. Adding property actions
      2m 57s
    6. Drag-and-drop actions
      1m 4s
    7. Using Magic Ink
      4m 33s
    8. Locking items
      3m 21s
    9. Utilizing prometheanplanet.com
      1m 19s
    10. Challenge: Create a button that will save page annotations
      39s
    11. Solution: Create a button that will save page annotations
      3m 2s
  6. 59s
    1. Next steps
      59s

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