SMART Boards



SMART Exchange™ online community is a repository for a variety of high-quality, peer-reviewed digital content you can use with your classroom technology. You’ll find thousands of resources including standards-correlated lessons for SMART Notebook collaborative learning software, You can search for and browse content quickly and easily by subject, grade, curriculum, media type and popularity.

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Technologies training videos and support documents.

Getting Started

The following free training resources will provide you with an overview on how to get started with SMART Notebook collaborative learning software, how to use the Gallery and Lesson Activity Toolkit, and how to create engaging interactive SMART Notebook lessons.

Quick Reference Guides

  *Collecting and Sharing Content – PDF
  *Toolbars and Tabs in SMART Notebook Software – PDF
  *Hardware basics for SMART Board Interactive Whiteboards – PDF
  *Working with SMART Notebook Gallery Collections – PDF
  *SMART Board Interactive Whiteboard Basic Functionality – PDF

Self-paced tutorials

  *SMART Notebook Software Basics – Flash
  *Using the Page Sorter in SMART Notebook Software – Flash
  *Using the Properties Tab in SMART Notebook software – Flash
  *Using Objects in SMART Notebook software – Flash
  *Touch, Write and Save using SMART Ink – Flash
  *Using the Gallery in SMART Notebook Software – Flash
  *Using the Lesson Activity Toolkit in SMART Notebook  – Flash

YouTube videos

  • SMART Notebook Layers – video
    This video shows you how to create simple layers and groups to create engaging lessons.

  • The Transparent Background – video
    This video shows you how to use the Transparent Background in SMART Notebook software.

  • The Notebook Gallery – video 
    This video shows you how to search and browse the SMART Notebook Gallery, and shows some examples of activities in the Gallery.

Introduction to SMART Notebook Part I: Software Basics

This session provides an introductory overview of SMART Notebook collaborative learning software. By deconstructing an existing SMART Notebook lesson, you’ll learn various lesson creation techniques and gain an understanding of the software’s user interface and basic functionality.    

Duration: 15 minutes

Session objectives

  • Learn how to access the SMART Exchange website, and then search for and download content
  • Review the menu bar, toolbar and tabs in the SMART Notebook interface
  • Identify lesson creation techniques that support student learning outcomes
  • Create, clone and manipulate text and images
  • Write and save notes
  • Save a SMART Notebook file


Introduction to SMART Notebook Part II: Enhanced Skills

This session builds on the previous training session Introduction to SMART Notebook Part I: Software Basics by taking an in-depth look at managing and customizing content and resources in SMART Notebook collaborative learning software. You’ll learn how to manage Gallery content, create and add themes and link objects to other resources.

Duration: 15 minutes

Session objectives

  • Manage your own Gallery content
  • Add keywords to your content
  • Create and add themes
  • Link objects to websites, sounds, attachments and other pages
  • Access a SMART Notebook file from home 



Let SMART experts show you how to create content for the SMARTboard. Using Notebook and the lesson activity toolkit, these videos show you tips, tricks and how-tos for creating you own lessons


These videos are to assist in using the pages and templates in SMART Technologies' new lesson activity toolkit 2.0 release. They will give you the guidance for creating the highest quality content for your SMART Board.