User Guide

Remove Wii Remote from Bluetooth Preferences before launching Smoothboard. Press Red Sync button on the Wii Remote to connect

Installation

Download the disk image file, Smoothboard_for_Mac.dmg and open the file.

Drag the Smoothboard folder into the Applications folder.

 

Running Smoothboard for Mac

In the Applications folder, click on the Smoothboard folder.

Then, you will see the Smoothboard icon as shown below. You may click on this icon to launch Smoothboard.

 

Turn Bluetooth on before launching Smoothboard.

The SmoothConnect component will automatically start searching for your Wiimote.

Press the 1 and 2 buttons on the Wiimote simultaneously.

 

Once connected, Smoothboard will be launched.

 

Tips: The next time Smoothboard is launched, it will try to reconnect to the previously connected Wiimote. If you would like to connect to a new Wiimote, you may remove the previous Wiimote’s entry or click on Learn Wiimotes.

Battery Level: Indicates the remaining battery level for the Wiimote

Show Settings: Opens the Settings window

Floating Toolbar: Shows or hides the Floating Toolbar

Calibration: Starts the calibration. Alternatively, press on the Button A on the Wiimote

Tracking Utilization: Better tracking accuracy of the IR pen can be achieved by ensuring high tracking utilization. Generally, tracking utilization of above 40% is recommended for large screens.

Calibration Viewer: Allows you to visualize the calibrated screen area within the field of view of the Wiimote. This tool is useful during calibration to determine the adjustments required for the optimal position of the Wiimote. The detected IR dots will also be shown in this viewer in real-time.

IR Dots Indicator: Displays the number of IR dots detected by the Wiimote. This is useful to determine stray IR sources that may be present even when the IR pen is not activated.

 

After loading, Smoothboard for Mac will need to be calibrated with an IR pen.

Press the A button on the Wiimote or click on the Calibration button in the Main Window.

Face the Wiimote towards the centre of the screen at a position approximately 2 times the height of the screen.

Click with an IR pen the calibration markers shown on the screen. After completing the four points, the Calibration Window will disappear.

If the Calibration point does not change when the IR pen is clicked, the point may be out of the field of view of the Wiimote. This may also be caused by a faulty or depleted battery of the IR pen.

On Smoothboard’s Main Window, check the calibration by looking at the Calibration Viewer and the Tracking Utilization. The white-colored area which represents the screen should be within in the black-colored area. The tracking utilization should be more than 30% for a screen the size of a classroom whiteboard.

Repeat the calibration until the tracking utilization exceeds 30% and the white-colored area is completely within the black area.

When the calibration is complete, your interactive whiteboard is ready to be used.

Tips: You can cancel the calibration by clicking on the screen with the mouse or pressing the Escape button on the keyboard.

 

Floating Toolbar

Vertical Toolbar
 

 

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: UndoDescription: Description: Description: Description: Description: Redo Undo/Redo

 

Undo and Redo annotations for up to 7 steps

 

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: UndoDescription: Description: Description: Description: Description: Redo Undo/Redo

 

Undo and Redo annotations for up to 7 steps

 

Exit Annotation

 

Exit annotation to return to cursor control

 

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Screen Screen

 

The Screen tool provides extended options to set the background overlay and also snapshot tools.

 

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Lines Lines

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Grid Grid

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: White Background White Background

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Black Background Black Background

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Clear Clear Background

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Snapshot Snapshot Screen

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: SnapshotRegion Snapshot Region

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Folder Open Snapshot Folder

 

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Eraser
Erase

 

Click once to turn to Eraser mode where you are able to erase like an actual eraser.

Click twice to Erase All.

 

 

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Select Select

 

The Select tool allows you to select a portion of the screen to be moved or resized.

Click and Drag on any part of the screen to move the selected area.

If you would like to resize the selected area, click on the bottom right resize icon and drag to the required size.

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Resize

 

 

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Snapshot Snapshot Whole Screen

Automatically saves the snapshot of the whole screenshot.

By default, the snapshots are timestamped and saved in the Smoothboard Snapshots folder

The Snapshot folder can be changed under

Settings->General->Snapshot Directory

 

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Highlighter Highlighter

 

The Highlighter feature allows you to highlight important areas on the screen

 

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Pen Pen

 

The Pen feature allows you to write directly on top of any window or document

 

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Color Color

 

Change the color of the Pen or Highlighter through the Color extended menu.

 

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Dot Size

 

Modify the size of the current Pen or Highlighter through the Size extended menu.

 

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Shape Shape

 

Switch between the various drawing modes available through the Shape extended menu.

 

Orientation

 

Switch the orientation of the Floating Toolbar from Vertical to Rectangle and vice-versa.

 

Minimize

 

Click to minimize and maximize the Floating Toolbar

 

Move Toolbar

 

Click and drag the Smoothboard icon to move the Floating Toolbar

 

Outside Screen Toggle

The left and right outside screen area can be used to trigger the Up and Down keystroke. This is useful for changing slides in a presentation. 

For PowerPoint and Keynote slideshows, we have included the Annotation Mode trigger. Clicking the area below the screen with the IR Pen will switch the screen into Annotation Mode where you are able to annotate directly on top of your running slideshow.

To exit the Annotation Mode, click on the bottom area again or on the Up and Down trigger area which will also immediately change slides.

Without triggering the Annotation Mode, the Floating Toolbar will not be accessible in a PowerPoint or Keynote slideshow.

Tips: Mac OS 10.5.8 users may experience lag when annotating with an IR pen. If so, you may use the full-screen Annotation Mode by clicking the area below the screen.