Media Training – Promethean Software Active Slate

Media Training – Promethean Software Active Slate


Hello, for the next few minutes this video will demonstrate how to operate the wireless Promethean Activeslate while using the ActivInspire software. With this helpful tool you may write on and highlight projected images to your class for demonstrations and lectures. In order to use the Promethean active slate you must make sure the active hub USB receiver is connected to your computer. Next turn on the Activeslate you may now move the pen freely on the slate you will also notice that you may now control your mouse with the pen now you’re ready to open the ActivInspire software. It will more than likely be either on your desktop or in the start menu. The ActiveInspire software icon looks like this. Once you have opened the program this window will appear. This is the Promethean Inspire software window. In order to use the software you must first open an image that you would like to display for your class. There are two ways of doing so you can click on insert and then media then locate the image file on your computer. Or you may also click on the media icon in the toolbar and then locate your image. You may now draw on and edit the image using the tools in the tool bar. The tool bar is located on the right hand side of the screen. The first tool is the Select tool this will allow you to move the image around the canvas. With the following tool the pen tool you can write on your image. The highlighter tool will allow you to highlight any portion of your image. The pen width bar allows you to adjust the stroke size of both the pen and the highlighter. You may erase any portion of the image on which you have drawn with the eraser tool. You can use the fill tool to fill any portion of the image with a color selected from the pen color selection. You may also change the color of your pen and highlighter strokes here. Clicking on the shape icon will open a toolbar consisting of a variety of shapes that you may add to your image. With the text tool you can add text to the canvas. To save your work, simply click file and then save. This concludes our video over the Promethean Inspire software and Activeslate. If you need further assistance or would like a one-on-one training session please contact the media department at 4528 or 4548

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