Demo Unit: ActivInspire Personal / Mfr. No.: INSPPERSDVD
Did you know that any classroom can be an ActivClassroom - even if you don’t have an ActivBoard? Even if you have a Smartboard? Even if you don’t even have an interactive whiteboard at all?
With the new ActivInspire software, the possibilities are endless! Whether you're a veteran user of the ActivClassroom, or have never heard of an interactive whiteboard, the latest addition to the ActivSoftware family is sure to make an impact on teaching and learning in your classroom.
Access free and premium content from Promethean Planet
- With ActivInspire, you can download and use all of theflipchart lessons and resource packs available on Promethean Planet. So, if you've never been able to use these before because you worked with a different whiteboard software package, now's your chance to choose from and use more than 10,800 pieces of ready-made content!
- You can take also take advantage of the great premium content developed by our partners such as Scholasticand Dorling Kindersley in the Planet Shop.
Import a variety of file types, including PowerPoint, PDF and Smart Notebook
- Don’t worry if you've already created lessons in PowerPoint or Smart Notebook. We’ve taken care of that, too! ActivInspire allows you to import them in a snap.
- Choose to import PowerPoint files as images or objects, PDF, SMART Notebook or Gallery Item files, as well as IMS QTI XML or ExamView XML files. (Import IMS QTI XML and ExamView options only available in Professional Edition.)
- Of course you also have the option to import all of those great resource packs you've downloaded from Promethean Planet!
Customize your interface
- ActivInspire allows you to customize your interface in several ways. Simply choose your preferred interface upon launch, or go to View >> Customize, and choose the Layout tab to change your screen setup.
- You can customize your ActivInspire screen to resemble the program with which you are most comfortable, including the ability to dock tools at the top like PowerPoint, at the bottom for easy access, to the left or right, or use the familiar ActivSoftware floating toolbar.
- In addition, you can either choose the ActivPrimary or ActivStudio look and feel - all within the same software package! To change to ActivPrimary, go to View >> Dashboard and choose Configure. Then place a check next to "Launch next time using Primary look and feel." Next time you launch ActivInspire, you will see the Primary interface!
New and enhanced features
- With ActivInspire, you have access to a wide range of new and enhanced features to make lesson creation easy - and fun! With version 1.2, we've reintroduced the search by keyword feature for your resource library! Choose from a variety of search options to quickly find the resources you need, anywhere on your computer!
- Professional Edition allows you to drag and drop pre-programmed action objects onto your flipchart page, including Promethean's exclusive Page Notes and Page Reset features, Start/Stop Voting, First Page, Next Page, power tools and more! If you open a flipchart containing these action objects in Personal Edition, then you'll be able to call up these actions in the lesson!
- If you want to create activities in which you hide objects underneath others on the page, the Object Browser is invaluable, as you can easily see which objects are on each layer, and change their layer order simply by dragging them up or down in the listing!
Amazing new page templates and resource library
- With both Professional and Personal editions, you'll get an entire library of professionally designed new resources to help save you time when creating lessons. (Don't worry - if you've upgraded from version 3 ActivSoftware, your resources will still be available to you!). With ActivInspire v1.2, all resources are now searchable by keyword!
- Now, you can not only insert a blank page from your toolbar, but you are given choices and previews of Activities, Templates (including Dual Mode for use in classrooms that have purchased ActivArena), and Learner Response pages across a variety of curriculum areas.
Full Learner Response integration (including self-paced learning with ActivExpression)
- ActivInspire fully integrates Promethean's Learner Response Tools, ActiVote and ActivExpression. Professional Edition v1.2 supports creation and execution of Self-Paced Question Sets for use with ActivExpression. With Self-Paced Questions, students can see each question on their ActivExpression devices and respond in their own time.
- Whether you use ActiVote or ActivExpression, you'll love the ExpressPoll "Wonderwheel," which includes loads of student contribution options. The Wonderwheel can be used for ad-hoc polling anytime, and with any application, including video!
- A question wizard makes editing pre-designed questions easy, and you'll find a wide variety of new Learner Response templates and activities for quick lesson creation!