This inability to use Smart Board materials is likely to have a very big impact on several of our departments.
Has anybody encountered this problem before and are there any solutions out there?
We have also come across this problem. AFAIK, the workaround is to make sure that the Smart software is installed locally - then teachers can upload as a resource and the software picks-up the file extension and loads outside the browser. I have not tested this personally, but I see a lot of .xbk files in our moodle install, so I can only assume that this is what teachers are doing. The problem with this is that access off-site is non-existent unless they are exported to a web-based format (see this thread).
Hope this helps!
We are on a pretty strict program to get all these materials in place and working byJuly 2007. With 140 teachers in 15 departments this is one situation where I really would like a simple solution ...like a plug-in. Ive contacted Smart Tech and hopefully we may see a solution coming from them.
If it does I'll post the information back here.
Good Morning Bruce, The link for the windows version of the software is located here: http://www.smarttech.com/support/software/sb_win.asp During the install, the person can select to only install the notebook software. While I understand this may not be a viable solution for many people as you mentioned they only have dialup it is something that is widely done through many of our customers. As an alternative you could potentially just download the software and burn CD's or transport them using flash drives. Also, as another option: http://www.smarttech.com/support/software/index.asp At the bottom of that page there is a link for them to order the software on CD. In regards to the Notebook viewer there is something in the works to
have produced. I have copied Ken Dreger as well and he will get back to
me on that issue. Regards, SMART Technologies Inc. John K. Mach Technical Support Specialist JohnMach@smarttech.com http://www.smarttech.com Bringing people and ideas together. Please note the bit in red. There is hope.
The link to download and install SMART software including SMART Notebook collaborative learning software and SMART Product Drivers is here: http://www.smarttech.com/downloads
In the "Choose a version" drop-down menu you may choose SMART Notebook for Windows, Mac or Linux.