How to Align a Smart Board


A Smart board is a brand of digital interactive whiteboard used in conjunction with a computer. The Smart board is sensitive to touch and movement. Aligning or orienting the Smart board ensures that a user's actions with pens or a finger will be accurately positioned on the screen. If you have a mounted Smart board, this should be completed once a day; if you are using a portable Smart board alignment will need to take place more often.

Things You'll Need

  • Smart board interactive whiteboard
  • Computer with Smart board software loaded
  • Smart board pen (optional)
  • To begin orientation, be sure that your computer is on and connected to the Smart board. Press the "Keyboard" and "Right Mouse button" on the Smart pen tray at the same time. The Orientation screen should show up; it is a gray screen that reads, "Press center of the target and release."

  • Use your finger or one of the Smart board pens to align or orient the board. Begin in the upper left corner of the board, and press the center of the cross that is contained by the diamond.

  • Continue to press the center of the cross as it moves across the board. There should be nine spots in all. This should align the board.

  • You can also access the orientation screen through the "Orient Screen" on the Smart Notebook software on the computer.

Tips & Warnings

  • If you need a more precise setting, access the control panel of the Smart board through the computer and go to the "Orientation/Alignment Settings." Switch to the "Fine" (20 point alignment). This will make your actions and drawings more accurate with the Smart board.


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