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Tutorial 1 - Using the Activpen 1. Left-click - Tap the pen nib firmly but quickly on the Activboard. Example: To select an object. 2. Right-click - Hover the pen over the Activboard, less than 5mm away from the board and press the button. Example: To show the 'Object Edit Menu'. 3. Click and drag - Click on the object you want to move, hold the pen nib down on the board and then move the pen. Example: To move objects around the page. 4. Double-click - Two firm but quick taps with the Activpen's nib performs the same action as double-clicking with a mouse. Example: Double clicking on the 'Object Browser' allows you to show/hide an object. Tutorial 2 - Calibrating your Activboard 1. Computer- Click on the 'Activmanager' icon in the menu bar. 2. Select 'Calibrate'. 3. Follow the on-screen instructions. 4. Activboard- Hover the pen over the lit flame in the top left hand corner of the board, don't push the pen. 5. Follow the on-screen instructions.
A tour of ActivInspire
Tutorial 1 - Starting the software 1. Double-click on the program icon on your desktop. 2. In the welcome screen select 'Promethean Activstudio'. (Note this screen only appears when you first run the software). You can change this option later in the 'Dashboard' under 'Configure'. Click on the 'Continue' button. 3. The 'Dashboard' gives quick access to some key features. When ready, close the 'Dashboard'. Tutorial 2 - The software interface 1. Use the thumbnail slider to change the size of the thumbnails in the 'Page Browser'. 2. Unpin the 'Browser'. 3. Click on the 'Main Menu' button. 4. Select 'View'. 5. Select 'Menubar'. This will remove the Menubar from the top of the flipchart. 6. Click on 'Toolbox Options'. 7. Select 'Roll In' to hide/show the shortcut bar. 8. Select 'Dock top' to reposition the 'Main Toolbox' at the top of the page. Use the 'Toolbox Options' to reposition it again. 9. Unpin the 'Main Toolbox'. 10. Click on the 'Roll Up' button to minimize the toolbox making more space on the flipchart page. Tutorial 3 - Customizing the interface 1. Before you begin, double-click on the file '2_tutorial3.flipchart' to open it. Click on the 'Select' tool. You can now click on the flipchart object to select it. 2. Click on the 'Main Menu' button. 3. Select 'Edit'. 4. Select 'Profiles'. Here you can change the size and features of the 'Main Toolbox'. 5. Select 'Commands'. This panel allows you to add tools to the 'Main Toolbox'. 6. Select the 'Handwriting Recognition' tool. 7. Click on 'Add'. 8. Select the 'Handwriting Recognition’ tool in the right hand panel then click on 'Move Up' or 'Move Down' to change where the tool appears in the 'Main Toolbox'. 9. Click on the drop-down menu.
Click on the 'Undo' button twice. . Notice how the writing on the banner is deleted. 2. 3. 10. Click on the people. Select 'Flip in Y axis'.Manipulating objects 1. Click on the cat and click on the 'Object Edit Menu'. Select the 'Delete' tool and click on 'Add'. Select 'File'.Deleting objects 1. 2. Tutorial 6 . 2. Click on the 'Main Menu' button.Opening a flipchart 1. Tutorial 5 . Click on the 'Undo' button twice to return the page to its original state. Select 'Insert into Flipchart'. Using the 'Select' tool. 2. Click on the 'Clear' tool again and select 'Clear Objects'. 3. Click on the cat image.Inserting resources 1. 5. Change the highlighter width by dragging the width slider to the right. Select 'Marquee Handles'. Click on the 'Highlighter' tool.as2' image. Click on the 'Next Page' button. You can now move and resize all the objects in the group. Open the 'Resource Browser'. 4. make it wider. Navigate to where you have saved the file '3_basic_start. Select 'Transform'. 6. Click and drag over all the people to select them. Click on 'Pin Toolbox'.Writing on a flipchart 1. Make sure the pen color is black and write 'Inspire' on the banner.10. With 'Shared Resources' selected open the 'General' folder by clicking on the '+' button. 7. Click on the 'Trash can' to delete the image. Select 'Clear Annotations'. 9. Click on the 'Clear' tool. Open the 'Page Browser'. 8. Tutorial 2 . Tutorial 3 . 5. Then open the 'People' folder. Click on the 'Object Edit Menu'. 9. Use the 'Size Object (Maintain Aspect)' icon to resize the image. click on the image of the boy. Select the 'Eraser'. 8. 4. Click on the 'Popup Menu'. 2. 3. 4. Tutorial 4 . 5. 6. 5. Click on the 'Pen' tool. Click on 'Open'. Click on the 'Undo' button. Click on 'Grouped'. Select the folder 'Boys'. 3. 5.Copying and moving objects between pages 1. 3. Select the 'Boy06. 2. 4. Notice how all the objects are deleted from the flipchart page except the background.flipchart' and select it . then highlight the word 'Inspire'. 3. 4. 7. Click on 'Freely Move Object' to reposition the image. 6. Select 'Open'. You can now see this tool when any object is selected. Change the pen size. First steps with ActivInspire Tutorial 1 . Click on the 'Select' tool. Click on the tool to delete the object. then erase the annotation over the banner. Select 'Delete'. TIP: You can also drag the image directly onto the flipchart page. This will stop the Browser window closing. Click on 'Duplicate'.
In the 'Page Browser' click on the first page to return to it. Note that the name changes in the flipchart tab.Adding objects 1. Select a suitable font size and color. 10.ao2'. Select 'Bold'. 4. Select each of the rectangles. TIP: You can also use the 'Previous Page' button. Click on the flipchart page and type numbers 1-3 on the vertical axis. 5. 3. Tutorial 9 . Select a color. Tutorial 7 . 5. TIP: You can also drag grids directly onto the flipchart page. 6. Make the title bigger and reposition. Click on the 'Select All' button. Use the 'Horizontal Line' tool to draw a horizontal axis. Select a suitable line thickness. 9. In 'Shared Resources' open the 'Grids' folder then click on the 'X-Y lined' folder. Tutorial 8 . Select 'Save As'. 4. Change the text color to black. 2. Click on the 'Format Toolbar'. 2. 6. Type a graph title. 9.Adding and formatting text 1. . click on the drop down menu to select the font size. Duplicate this rectangle and fill the copy with another color. Select the 'Rectangle'. Click on the 'Fill' tool. Select 'Tools'. Click on the images and move them to the bottom of the page. Navigate to the location where you want to save the flipchart and name it.Using Grids 1. In the 'Text Options' toolbox. Tutorial 10 . 3. Click on the 'Popup Menu'. 2. Select font size '36'. Open the 'Resource Browser'. 4. Click on the 'Vertical Line' tool. 2. Click on the rectangle to fill it with the new color. 7. then draw a vertical axis. 5. 5. 2. Click on the 'Main Menu' button. 3. Reposition the rectangles on the graph. Select the grid 'XY lines grid. Open the 'Notes Browser' window. 3. Select red. Adjust the size of the rectangles by using the 'Size Object' handles.Saving a flipchart 1. 8. Select 'File'. Tutorial 11 . 2. Select a 'Pen Color' for the outline. Click on the second page. Go to the first page of the flipchart and click on the 'Main Menu' button. Click on the 'Text' tool. Drag the 3 images shown from the first page onto the second page in the 'Page Browser' (you will need to ungroup them first). Select 'Insert into Flipchart'. Click on the 'Page Notes' icon to show the instructions. Click in the 'Notes Browser' window and type some instructions for the flipchart. Select a line thickness for the outline. 5. Click on 'Save'. Expand the 'Text Options' toolbox if required.Using the Spotlight 1. Click on the 'Shapes' tool. Select the rectangle then click on 'Duplicate'. 6. Draw a rectangle. 4. 7. 5. Select a 'Fill color'. Tutorial 12 . 10. 8. Click on the 'Text Color' block. Click on the page to hide the notes. 6. 4. 4. 3.Creating Page Notes 1.
8. You will be asked to confirm that you want to do this by clicking 'Yes'. The results are displayed after the vote. 6. 6. Tutorial 4 . Choose the 'Sort in Order' question. Note: Before registering a device you must connect the ActivHub to your computer. TIP: You can drag the 'Revealer' from any side. Close the 'Vote Results' window. 3. double-click on the file 'Hair_color_questions. Click on the 'Main Menu' button.ExpressPoll 1.flipchart' to open it. You can now use this tool to count the number of people with the same hair color. Click on the 'ExpressPoll' button. 3. Open the 'Voting Browser'. Click on the 'Popup Menu'. or click next to the spotlight to move the spotlight. Select 'Multiple Choice A-D'. Select a device you want to register. Click on the 'Paste Vote Results' button. Click on 'Next' and assign a correct order. Click on the 'Main Menu' button. 5. Select 'Question'. 2.Looking at the results 1. 2. 5. Select 'Close'. Tutorial 13 . Click on the 'Popup Menu'. Select the 'Revealer'. 6. 7. 5. Change the number of options to 4. Select 'Close'. 5. 2. 7. Click on 'Multiple Choice'. Use this tool to reveal the completed chart. 7. 6. 3. Uncheck 'Replace the page content with a new design'. 3. Learner Response Systems Tutorial 1 . 3.Select 'Spotlight'. Select 'Tools'. Click on the spotlight border to resize it.Using the Revealer 1. Select 'Add question to the current page'. Select the 'Who Answered What Graph'. 4. Click on 'Next' and follow the on-screen instructions to register your device. 5. Before you begin. 4. Set a time for the response. Click on 'Register' and choose the number of devices you want to register. Click on the 'ExpressPoll' button to close the wonderwheel. Select 'View Results'. 4. 4. Hover over the wonderwheel. 7. 2. Select the 'Circular Spotlight'. Click on 'Device Registration'. 5. Use the drop down menu for different display options. If you want to remove the devices click on 'Remove All'. Close the 'Vote Results' window.Using the 'Insert Question Wizard' 1. Click on the 'Start/Stop Flipchart Vote' button.Register a voting device 1. Tutorial 2 . Click on 'Next' and type in your question with the possible responses. Select 'Insert'. The results are displayed after the vote. Click on 'Next'. 3. Now select the 'Pie Chart'. 4. Select the question you want to display the results for. 6. 7. 8. . 2. Click on '+' next to 'Results Browser'. Click on the 'Popup Menu'. Tutorial 3 . 4.
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