Author Topic: Conversion of SMARTBOARD files for Smoothboard  (Read 9063 times)

Offline RunningRiot

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on: September 05, 2009, 09:39:59 AM
Is there a way to convert smartboard .nbk (?) files to smoothboard????

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Reply #1 on: September 05, 2009, 07:01:20 PM

Smartboard's Notebook software is a collaborative learning software. Smoothboard does not provide the functionality of lessons preparation of the Notebook but Smoothboard should work on most software that uses the mouse and keyboard such as the Notebook software. However, you will have to check on the license of the Notebook software and take note on the usage restrictions.

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Reply #2 on: September 05, 2009, 07:05:44 PM
Smoothboard works perfectly with Smart Notebook 9 & 10 software.


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Reply #3 on: October 19, 2009, 12:18:16 AM
Smoothboard works perfectly with Smart Notebook 9 & 10 software.


I don't work for SMART, nor any police station or any government facility that would come after you, but I am about 99% sure that using the notebook software with a different interactive whiteboard is against SMART's EULA.

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Reply #4 on: October 20, 2009, 03:51:07 AM
Promethean has a free personal edition of ActivInspire that allows you to run with other IWB systems, and its pretty feature rich.  ActivInspire also allows you to to import Notebook and Powerpoint.

From the License Agreement
3.3   Use with Hardware:  Presentation of the Software on a projector only, or usage with any other manufacturer's tablet or interactive board or Software without connection to a Promethean interactive device (i.e., Activboard, Activpanel, Activhub) is permitted; however, the Software has been specifically designed for optimum performance with Promethean interactive devices and no guarantee or assurance is made or given by Promethean in relation to the performance of the Software with other manufacturers products.  PLEASE NOTE THAT THE WARRANTY SET OUT IN CLAUSE 8.2 SHALL NOT APPLY WHERE THE SOFTWARE IS USED IN CONJUNCTION WITH ANY OTHER MANUFACTURERS PRODUCTS OR SOFTWARE. 

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Reply #5 on: October 20, 2009, 05:26:26 AM
Personally I am rapidly starting to get over ST Notebook software, its layout and drawing tools are appalling, it has little capacity to preserve and reuse formatting styles, and as a presentation tool it is sooo Office 95.

MS Powerpoint and OO Presentations are a heap better in that respect. MS Onenote is a league better for collecting research, lesson materials and other digital paraphernalia and organising them.

Now if only those two packages could integrate flash media natively (yes I know about the developer ribbon, that is NOT natively) I wouldn't even bother having ST Notebook installed on my PC.

ST Notebook is a weak addon to an expensive technology.