Can I use my notebook/tablet PC with the SMART Board?

Yes — you can connect a PC or a Mac laptop to the SMART Board. (For a Mac laptop, you may need a DVI-to-VGA converter, which should have come with your laptop.)  Use the cable labeled "VGA 1"

If you wish to use the touch screen capabilities of the SMART Board with your laptop, you will have to install the SMART Board Software. You can download the software for free from the SMART tech website. However, if you only want to use the SMART Board display with your computer, you will not need to download any special software. 

Once your laptop is properly connected, switch the source on the SMART Board to "VGA 1". The source button is located on the dashboard:


You may also have to change your laptop settings for your screen to display. We highly recommend practicing the setup before your presentation. Please contact us for assistance in using your laptop with the SMARTBoard.

You can also connect your laptop to the SMART Board using software called LinQ. It is free to download from the SMARTTech website and very easy to use. Contact the CTL helpdesk for a demonstration or assistance.

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