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An Interactive White Board (IWB) allows a presenter to interact with a connected computer from the front of the room using a touch-sensitive whiteboard and stylus (electronic pen). The IWB lets you control the computer, write and save freehand notes on a blank screen the way you might with a traditional whiteboard, or annotate freehand on top of other computer applications (PowerPoint, Web Browsers, or any application).
You may also have heard of these devices as “Smart” Boards. SMART™ Boards are a specific brand of these devices (SMART™ a trademark of Smart Technologies, ULC).
The computer's display is projected onto the IWB by a digital projector. Using either a special stylus or your hand or finger (depending on the specific model), you control and interact with the computer by touching and tapping the whiteboard in the desired location in on the computer's image, instead of clicking and dragging with a mouse.
Interactive White Boards or similar equipment are installed in the following locations at Wilmington University:
Request for your class to be scheduled in one of the classrooms listed above from the classroom scheduler at that University location.
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No. The IWB requires special software and drivers installed on the computer and a hard-wired connection to a single computer. You must use the instructor's computer in the classroom with the IWB. However, you can certainly create any materials you wish to present on your own computer then transfer them to a USB flash drive or CD to use on the classroom computer. You can save any of the work you capture from the IWB to any removable media to use later on almost any computer.
The University is evaluating demand and use of the IWB's we currently have. As demand and use increases, the University will investigate expanding availability of this technology.