Using SMARTBoards in the Study Rooms at ZSR
This is a tutorial on using SMARTboards in the Study Rooms at ZSR. Begin by reserving one of the study rooms in the ZSR library. You can do this by clicking the study rooms link off the ZSR home page. Check out the necessary cords for the SMARTboard at the Circulation desk in the front of the library. You should receive a VGA cable for video, an auxiliary cable for audio, and USB cable for the SMARTboard hookup. To the right of the SMARTboard you will see the proper inputs. Plug each cord into the wall as well as your computer. Located on the ceiling is the projector for the SMARTboard. Manually press the on button located on the bottom of the projector. The button should be clearly labeled with a red arrow. Next, press the input button to make sure the projector is on computer mode. To configure your computer screen with the SMARTboard, simultaneously press the function and F7 keys on your keyboard. The Display Scheme menu will appear. Choose the option that duplicates the screen of your notebook with the projector. In different versions of Windows, this option may vary. The screen on your computer should now match the screen on the SMARTboard. To access the SMARTboard toolbar, click the start button on your desktop - in the search bar type the word "smart." The SMARTboard tools option should appear. Select this option to access all of the SMARTboard features. If prompted to follow a setup wizard, do so. If the SMARTboard tools option does not appear and you are using a wake forest laptop, go to zsr.wfu.edu/SMARTboard to receive instructions on how to download the software. Your SMARTboard toolbar should appear on the left side of your screen. Only when the toolbar is open will you be able to draw directly on the SMARTboard. Use the markers in the tray to draw on the SMARTboard. Use the toolbar to specify what will appear on the screen. You can also use the SMARTboard as a touch screen. You can use the SMARTboard in web browsers and most importantly in Microsoft office - use it to make notes or highlight important points. For further information, go to the 'Technology How To' blog at blog.zsr.wfu.edu/tech.