Up and Running with Promethean ActivInspire
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Solution: Create a video that demonstrates how to use a website


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Up and Running with Promethean ActivInspire

with Aaron Quigley

Video: Solution: Create a video that demonstrates how to use a website

While this challenge seems fairly straightforward, there's a few tricky steps to make sure that we can access the camera from the desktop annotation as well access the pen while we're recording. Let's go and get started by turning on desktop annotation. I'm going to select the desktop annotated icon in my toolbox. Here you can see that the main Promethean window's going away, and I only have the page browser and the toolbox still open. I'm going to clean up the screen even further by turning off the page browser. Now, here's where the first problem comes in. At this point, most people would like to go to the top navigation, choose tools, and select the camera, but you notice that our top menu is no longer there.
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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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Promethean interactive whiteboards bring the immediacy of touch to your teaching. Learn the tools and best practices for using one in your classroom, in this course from author and educator Aaron Quigley. Aaron shows how to set up your Promethean board; download ActivInspire, the software that drives Promethean boards; and get started creating new presentations that include video, quizzes, and annotations. He'll also focus on teaching methods that get your students actively involved with the Promethean board, and offer challenges along the way to test their skills.

Topics include:
  • Setting up a Promethean board
  • Syncing your computer with your Promethean board
  • Creating new presentations
  • Annotating over your desktop
  • Recording videos
  • Adding timed quiz questions
  • Controlling interactions in the Property Browser
  • Using Magic Ink
Subject:
Education + Elearning
Software:
ActivInspire
Author:
Aaron Quigley

Solution: Create a video that demonstrates how to use a website

While this challenge seems fairly straightforward, there's a few tricky steps to make sure that we can access the camera from the desktop annotation as well access the pen while we're recording. Let's go and get started by turning on desktop annotation. I'm going to select the desktop annotated icon in my toolbox. Here you can see that the main Promethean window's going away, and I only have the page browser and the toolbox still open. I'm going to clean up the screen even further by turning off the page browser. Now, here's where the first problem comes in. At this point, most people would like to go to the top navigation, choose tools, and select the camera, but you notice that our top menu is no longer there.

Also, if I take a look at the toolbox I don't see a camera option in this particular toolbox. The reason being is we need to turn on the desktop tools. The desktop tools are directly next to the desktop annotate icon. The desktop tools create a small circular area that I can drag around the desktop. And here, I can access some of the tools that were originally located in the top menu, such as my screen recorder. I can also choose an area screen recorder, or a full screen recorder. I'm going to go and select the area screen recorder. And then using my cursor, I'm going to drag out the area that I'd like to record.

Now that I've highlighted just the webpage I am going to click launch recorder. Now I have my recorder window open and I am ready to press the record button. Again, I am going to move this off of the webpage so that it is not part of the recording I am about to make. Now if I press record right now I could go ahead and record this webpage and talk about it but what I don't have the ability to do is to draw on the webpage, I'd like to figure out how to get my pen back. The way that we do that, is we actually have to turn Desktop Tools back off. So, I'm going to select the Desktop Tools, I'm going to come up to Return to Flipcharts, and you can see that my regular toolbox is now on the right hand side.

So here I can now select the pen as well as colors. However, with the pen selected, I'm not able to start my recording. So this is going to be a multiple step process. The first step is to use the Select tool. I'm going to start the recording including choosing where it's saved and then I'm going to select my pen and continue with my reporting. Lets go ahead and do that now. I'm just going to choose to save this on my desktop currently, and I'm going to save it as Promethean recording. My recording's officially begun. Now I'll come over and select the Pen tool and I'll go ahead and proceed with my recording. When using Promethean Planet, it's important to double check to make sure that you're logged in.

If you're logged in, you'll then have full access to all of the resources where you can find and download various resources for your Promethean flipcharts. From Promethean Planet you can also access the Support menu where you can find drivers and software that go along with your Promethean board. Now that I'm finished recording, I need to go ahead and re click on the select tool and then head back over and stop my recording. Now, you probably noticed during that recording that I drew a circle around resources and then that circle went away as I drew a circle around support. All I did was use the keyboard shortcuts for undo. It's Cmd+Z on the Mac and Ctrl+Z on the PC.

That allows me to write and highlight in a certain area of the page, and then quickly remove those annotations before I scroll down a page or move on to the next section. I hope you enjoy using the built-in screen recorder inside of Promethean, and that this can be a great tool for helping get content out to your students.

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