Hi Matt- I trust all is well with you? Writing for 2 reasons- 1st want to share a quick story. I was at a Dept. of Ed meeting today when the SMARTBoard Revolution became the topic as folks were discussing relevant online resources and support for teachers. Naturally I couldn't resist sharing my story of how I met both you and Obe this summer--- which impressed the crowd!!! :)
I also have to thank you for this Elmo how to-- it came in handy last week as we had to connect our first Elmo in the district. Your directions were very helpful to the tech folks who were at first a bit puzzled. So thanks again! I just have one other question- is there a way to activate the Elmo using the DocuCam icon in the Notebook toolbar?
Thanks for everything!
No. I asked SMART people about it. Even though it is the same camera, the SMART Document Camera has upgraded firmware that tells the software that is is a SMART "made" camera and to work with the icon. This is the best alternative workaround. It's possible to capture images with the software, ImageMate, that came with the Elmo, but this puts the image right into Notebook.
This also reminds me that I should make a direction sheet for the actual physical connections. That's a bit of a mystery where everything gets connected too.
It's harder to make directions for physical connections because computers and video cards are different. In general, you have the video coming out of the computer going in to the document camera. Then video out of the camera to the projector. The camera acts as a video switch, letting you select the camera or computer as the video source. There may be a splitter somewhere in this configuration to also get video to the computer monitor.
Did you look at the link below about the document camera experts and their videos? They have all kinds of document cameras and setting them up.
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