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Installing Smart Board Drivers and Software

Before you can use a SMART board, you’ll need to have the SMART software installed on your computer.

How to install SMART board drivers and Ink:

SMART board drivers and Ink do not need an activation key. They can be downloaded here. SMART Ink allows you to write and draw over most open applications and windows. The ink will stay with the window if it is moved or closed. More information about SMART Ink is available on the SMART website.

How to install SMART Notebook:

The SMART Notebook basic version does not require an activation key, and meets the needs of most users. We have a limited number of activation keys available for the full version. Please email helpdesk@bemidjistate.edu if you need the full SMART Learning Suite.

To install, download the SMART Notebook basic version from SMART Technologies. This download includes the drivers and SMART Ink, so they don’t need to be downloaded separately.

Complete the required form to download the SMART Notebook basic version, and check the radio button to select the Windows or Mac operating system.

Run the installer after it is finished downloading.