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ac ti v inspire 1.4 deli v ers :

• Three exciting new features to enhance creating and using flipcharts
 update to Self-Paced Learning
• An

• 5 new languages – Thai; Czech; Malaysian Bahasa; Hungarian; Japanese (horizontal text)

• Improvements to speed and performance

• Maintenance updates
• Further ActivClassroom integration through ActivArena 50 with ActivWand and ActivPanel

benefit s of the ne w ac ti v inspire 1.4 fe atures :

•  orking with pages just got even easier and quicker - create great-looking and engaging pages in an instant
• Using the Pen just got better – change your styles ‘on the fly’ without swapping tools
Add ‘wow’ factor to your flipchart with a host of new effects
• Create and analyse Excel reports from your Self-Paced Learning assessment data
Pen  Modifier  Tools  
pen modifier tool s
Note: The1   Feature  
Pen Modifiers Outline  
feature is available in Professional Edition only.

1. The  new  Pen  Modifiers  Toolbox  lets  you  use  the  Pen,  Highlighter  or  
f e at u re ou t l i n e
Magic  Ink  Tools  to  draw  shapes  that  behave  like  annotations.        
The new Pen Modifier Toolbox lets you use the Pen, Highlighter or
Magic Ink tools to draw shapes that behave like annotations.
Users  can  change  from  one  type  of  annotation  to  another  without  swapping  tools.    For  example,  
users  can  write  on  the  board,  neatly  underline  the  text  /  draw  a  border,  then  carry  on  writing  
Users can changeswapping  
without   from one ttype of annotation to another without having to swap tools. For example, users can write on
the board,
  neatly underline the text or draw a border and then continue writing - without the need to swap tools.
Users  can  also  erase  all  or  part  of  an  annotation  created  with  Pen  Modifiers  using  the  eraser.  
Using the
  eraser, users can erase all or part of an annotation created with the Pen Modifier.
1.1 Note:
Pen  Modifiers  
Pen Modifiers will onlywwork,
ill  only  
or w ork/display  
display in  your  when
in your menus, menus  
using when   using  
the Pen, the  Pen,  H
Highlighter ighlighter  
and Magic Ink and  
Tools.Magic  Ink  
Tools.    When  using  tools  such  as  the  ‘Select’  tool;  the  option  will  appear  as  ‘faded/greyed  out’  
1.1 Pen   Modifier Tools available:

Straight Line
Pen  Modifier  Tools  available:   • Circle

• None  
• Horizontal Line
( disables   m odifiers   a nd   d raws  
• Ellipse
• Circle  
• Vertical Line • Semi Arc
• Ellipse  
• Straight  Line  
• Square Tool
• Semi  Arc  
• Corner Arc

• Horizontal  Line  
• Rectangle Tool • Arrow
• Corner  Arc  
• Vertical  
• Point to Point
L ine   • Callout
• Arrow  
• Square  Tool   • Callout  
• Rectangle  Tool   • Point  to  Point  

1.3   The  Pen  Modifiers  option  (View  Menu  –  
see  Figure  1);  will  appear  as  greyed  
(faded)  out  when  in  a  non-­‐
writing/drawing  tool  mode  (tools  
excluding  pen,  highlighter,  magic  ink).    
See  example.  
1.4     When  in  Multi-­‐User  Mode   page 1

(Teacher/Student  Pen),  the  Student  will  

not  be  able  to  select  a  Pen  Modifier,  but  
• Vertical  Line  1   Feature  Outline   • Arrow  
• The  
Square  Tool   n ew   P en   M odifiers   T oolbox   l ets   y•ou  use   the  Pen,  Highlighter  or  
Magic  Ink  Tools  to  draw  shapes  that  behave  like  annotations.        
• Rectangle  Tool   • Point  to  Point  
Users  can  change  from  one  type  of  annotation  to  another  without  swapping  tools.    For  example,  
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write  oguide
n  the  board,  neatly  underline  the  text  /  draw  a  border,  then  carry  on  writing  
1.3  swapping  tools.  
without   The  Pen  Modifiers  option  (View  Menu  –  
pen modifier tool s (cont.)
see  Figure  1);  will  appear  as  greyed  
Users  can  also  erase  all  or  part  of  an  annotation   created  
(faded)   out  wwhen  
ith  Pien  
n  aM  nodifiers  
on-­‐ using  the  eraser.  
1. feature outline (co n t.) writing/drawing  tool  mode  (tools  
1.1 Note: excluding  pen,  highlighter,  magic  ink).    
Pen  Modifiers  will  only  work/display  in  your  menus  when  using  the  Pen,  Highlighter  and  Magic  Ink  
1.2The Pen Modifiers option (View Menu – see Figure See  1);
will appear greyed out when in a non-writing/drawing
Tools.    When  using  tools  such  as  the  ‘Select’  tool;  the  option  will  appear  as  ‘faded/greyed  out’  
tool mode
  (excluding Pen, Highlighter, Magic Ink).

1.2   1.4  Pen  

  Modifier  Tools  available:   When  in  Multi-­‐User  Mode  
1.3 When in Multi-User Mode (Teacher/Student Pen),
• None  (disables  modifiers  and  draws   (Teacher/Student  
the Student will not
• Circle   Pen),  
be able the  to
select a w ill  Modifier, but can
draw with them if the Pen Modifier is already active.
freehand)   not  be  able  •to  Ellipse  
select  a  Pen  Modifier,  but  
• Straight  Line   can   d raw   w ith   them.  
• Semi    Teacher  behaviour  
1.4As with • Pen/Highlighter
Horizontal  LTools, remains  
ine   users are able to customise unaffected.  
Pen Modifiers – custom
• Corner   colours can be chosen, and widths can be
altered. See Figure 2.
•   Vertical  Line   • Arrow  
 1   •   Square  Tool   • Callout  
1.5 The Pen Modifiers feature
• Rectangle  Tool   works with Undo/Redo buttons as normal.
• Point  to  Point  

  Figure  2  
1.3   The  Pen  Modifiers  option  (View  Menu  –  
see  Figure  1);  will  appear  as  greyed  
As  with  Pen/Highlighter  Tools,  users  are   (faded)  out  wable  
hen  in   a  non-­‐
writing/drawing  tool  mode  (tools  
excluding  pen,  highlighter,  magic  ink).    
Figure 2 See  example.  
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1.4     When  in  Multi-­‐User  Mode  
(Teacher/Student  Pen),  the  Student  will  
not  be  able  to  select  a  Pen  Modifier,  but  
can  draw  with  them.    Teacher  behaviour  
remains  unaffected.  
Figure  1  
Figure 1  
  Figure  2  
1.5   As  with  Pen/Highlighter  Tools,  users  are   able  to  

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customise  Pen  Modifiers  –  custom  colours  can  be  chosen,  and  widths  can  be  altered  
pen   modifier tool s (cont.)
1.6   Feature  will  work  with  Undo/Redo  buttons  as  normal.  
2.  accessing pen modifiers
Select one of the following writing/drawing tools:
2 To Open Pen Modifiers
• Magic Ink
2.1 ActivStudio:
2.1.1From thea  w
Select   View menu (see
riting/drawing   Figure
tool   (Pen,  H3), selectoPen
ighlighter   Modifiers.
r  Magic   Ink)   The Pen Modifiers
From  the  View  menu  (see  Figure  3),  select  Pen  Modifiers.    The  Pen  Modifiers  Toolbox  will  
will open and appear as a Toolstrip next to the Main Toolbox (see Figure 4)
open  and  appear  as  a  Toolstrip  next  to  the  Main  Toolbox  (see  Figure  4)  
Figure  3    

Figure 3 Figure 4

2.2 ActivPrimary
ActivPrimary: 2.2.1 Click Pen Modifiers in the Pen Tray. The Pen Modifiers Toolbox will open and
Click  Pen  Modifiers   above
in  the   Pen  the Pen
Tray.    TTray (seeM
he  Pen   Figure 5). Toolbox  will  open  and  appear  above  
the  Pen  Tray  (see  Figure  5)  

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Figure  5  
Figure 5

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Figure  4  

  modifier tool s (cont.)
3.   using pen modifiers
3.1 Select a writing/drawing tool (Pen, Highlighter or Magic Ink).
3 Using Pen Modifiers
3.2 Select a Pen Modifier from the toolbox / tray.
3.3 Draw
3.1.1 your
Select   chosen annotation.
a  writing/drawing   tool  (Pen,   For example,
Highlighter   or  write
Magic  some
Ink)   text and then underline it.
3.1.2 Select   a   P en   M odifier  
3.4 Click the Pen Modifier to deselect. f rom   t he   t oolbox   /   t ray  
3.1.3 Draw  your  chosen  annotation,  for  example,  underline  the  text  you  have  written  

Figure 6
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pen modifier tool s (cont.)
4. adding   pen modifiers to main toolbox  
4.1 The
  Pen7  Modifiers tool can be added to the Main Toolbox as a permanent fixture.
4.2 Go  to File Menu > Settings and select the Commands Tab (see Figure 7).
4.3 Under 3.1.4 the ‘AllTo  Commands’ column,
resume  writing,   scroll
click   down
the   and select
current   Pen  MPen Modifiers.
odifier   to  deselect  it.  
deselect  it.   4.4 Click   the Add button > Done
4.5 The   Pen Modifiers icon will appear in your toolbox.
4   Adding  Pen  Modifiers  to  Main  Toolbox  
4.1.1 The  Pen  Modifiers  tool  can  be  added  to  the  Main  Toolbox  as  a  
olbox  as  a   permanent  fixture.    

4.1.2 Go  to  File  Menu  >  Settings  and  select  

Go  to  File  Menu  >  Settings  and  select   the  Commands  Tab  (see  Figure  8)  
the  Commands  Tab  (see  Figure  8)    
  4.1.3 Under  ‘All  Commands’  column,  scroll  
Under  ‘All  Commands’  column,  scroll   down  and  select  Pen  Modifiers  
down  and  select  Pen  Modifiers    
4.1.4 Click  the  Add  button  >  Done  
Click  the  Add  button  >  Done    
4.1.5 The  Pen  Modifiers  icon  will  appear  in  
The  Pen  Modifiers  icon  will  appear  in   your  toolbox  
your  toolbox    

Figure 7
• The  Pen  Modifiers  feature  is  available  in  Professional  Edition  only.  
l  Edition  only.  

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page t urn effec t s (The Page Turn Effect is available in Professional Edition only)  

Page  Turn  Effects  

1 feature outline
Choose from a range of animations to give the finishing touch to any flipchart. Effects can be set up to run when you navigate
1   Feature  Outline:  
from one page to another, invoke a keyboard shortcut, or trigger page navigation through an action or the countdown clock.
Choose  from  a  range  of  animations  to  give  the  finishing  touch  to  any  flipchart.    Effe
navigate  from  one  page  to  another  using  ‘Previous’  and  ‘Next’  Page  Buttons,  keybo
when  an  action  /  countdown  clock  triggers  a  page  navigation.  
1.1. Effects Available:
1.1   Effects  available:  
• None  (no  effect  shows)   • Spin  Corner  
• Random •  pin Corner
S • Random   • Spin  Out  
• Page  Curl   • Rotate  Reveal  

• Page Curl • Spin Out • Cross  Fade   • Promethean  Man  
•  • Rotate Reveal • Cube  Rotate   • Curtains  
Cross Fade • Flip  Over   • Star  
• Cube Rotate • Promethean Man • Spin  Squares   • Shatter  
• Page  Fold   • Wipe  
• Flip • Curtains
• Push  Right   • Genie  

• Spin Squares • Star • Strip  Fall    
• Page Fold • Shatter 1.1.2   Effects  can  be  applied  application-­‐wide;  where  the  chosen  effect  automati

• Push Right • Wipe the  pages  in  the  flipchart.    Alternatively,  ‘per-­‐page’  effects  can  be  applied;  where  a
can  be  applied  to  each  page.  

• Strip Fall • Genie  
2 Default Settings (Figure 1)
By  default,  transitions  are  switched  off  and  the  default  effect  is  ‘None’.    To  check  th
1.1.2 Effects can be applied application-wide; where the chosen effect automatically applies to all the pages in the flipchart
2.1.1 File  Menu>  Settings  >  Flipchart  –  Default  transition  should  be  set  to  ‘None’
Alternatively, ‘per-page’ effects can be applied; where a different effect can Default  
2.1.2 be applied page  tto
urn  each page.
renderer   is  set  to  Hardware  
2.1.3 Default  duration  is  set  to  ‘15’  (1.5  seconds)  
2. default set tings (figure 1)  
By default, transitions are switched off and the default effect
is ‘None’. To access the Settings, go to:  
2.1 File Menu> Settings > Flipchart – Default transition  
should be set to ‘None’  
2.2 Default page turn renderer is set to ‘Software’.  
2.3 Default duration is set to ‘15’ (1.5 seconds).  

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Figure  9  
‘per-page’ effects can be applied; where a different effect can be Figure 1
applied to each page.

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page t urn effec t s (cont.)

3. displ ay set tings  
3.1 The Effects Browsers show different display settings, depending on what mode is being used.
3 Note:
3.2 In Studio mode – you will see a photographic styleEffects  
3.1.1   for each effect
Browsers   setting.
display   differently  in  Studio  (photos)  /  Primary  Mode  (cartoons)  –  see  
examples  shown  below  
3.3 In Primary mode – you will see a cartoon-like style for each effect setting.
3.1.2 Whilst  effects  take  place,  the  Main  ToolBar  and  Bin  will  disappear,  then  reappear  once  
3.4 Whilst effects take place, the Main Toolbar and Bin willhas  
effect   disappear, then
finished.    The   reappear
same   will  occur  once theinstances  
in  similar   effect has finished.
such   as  when  using  the  
Tickertape,  Vote  Screen  and  Maths  Tools.  
This will also occur when using the Tickertape, Vote Screen and Maths Tools.
4 Setting Application-Wide Effects
Figure  10
4.1.1          Select  the  View  menu  >  Page  
4. set ting application-wide effects Turn  Effects.  The  Effects  
Browser  opens  (Figure  2)  
4.1 Select the View menu > Page Turn Effects.
4.1.2            Move  the  pointer  over  the  
The Effects Browser opens (Figure 1). thumbnails  to  preview  the  
4.2 Move the pointer over the thumbnails to preview effects   the effects.
4.1.3 Click  your  chosen  effect  
4.3 Click your chosen effect.  
4.4 Click ‘Done’. 4.1.4 Click  Done  
4.5 T est page effects by navigating using the ‘Previous’
4.1.5 Test   and ‘Next’
page   effects  by  navigating  
Page Buttons. using   t he   ‘Previous’  and  ‘Next’  
Page  Buttons.  
4.6 Test if effects appear quickly (duration set to ‘5’ (0.5   seconds)) or slowly
(duration set to ‘30’ (3.0 seconds)). 4.1.6 Test  if  effects  appear  quickly  
(duration  set  to  ‘5’  (0.5    
seconds)  or  slowly  (duration   Figure 1
4.7. alternative page effect trigger but tons
set   to  ‘30’  (3.0  seconds))  

4.7.1 Press ‘PageUp’ and ‘PageDown’ buttons   on keyboard – effects

4.2 Alternative  Page  Effect  Trigger  Buttons  
should appear after the keys are pressed 4.2.1
to thePress  
Next / Previous
‘PageUp’   pages buttons  on  keyboard  –  effects  should  appear  after  the  keys  
and  ‘PageDown’  
of the flipchart. are   p ressed   t o   t he   N ext   /  Previous  pages  of  the  flipchart.  
Clock  Function  –  The  effect  should  appear  if  timer  has  been  set  to  count  down  or  up  to  show  
the  next  /previous  pages  of  the  flipchart.  
4.7.2 Clock Function – The effect should appear if the timer has been
set to count down or up to show the next
Timer  –  wpages of Lthe
hen  using   RS  devices,  set  ‘Automatic  Page  advance’  and  apply  timer  values  to  
prepared  questions.    Effects  should  execute  when  timer  countdown  has  finished.  

4.7.3 Timer – when using LRS devices, set ‘Automatic Page

4.2.4 Browse   to  Advance’
the  page  to  wand
you  wish  to  apply  the  effect  
apply timer values to prepared questions. Effects
should execute
when the timer countdown has finished. 4.2.5 Go  to  your  Page  Browser  >    
4.2.3 Timer  –  when  using  LRS  devices,  set  ‘Automatic  Page  advance’  and  apply  timer  values  t
Select  the  Property  tab    
prepared  questions.    Effects  should  execute  when  timer  countdown  has  finished.  
 >  Page  
  Turn  Effect  >  click  
on  the  Browse  
4.3 button  Setting   Individual Page Turn Effects
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4.2.6 Select  your  chosen  effect   the  page  to  which  
Browse   t o  
  you  wish  to  apply  the  effect  
  Figure  11
4.2.7 Click  Done  
  4.2.5 Go  to  your  Page  Browser  >  
4.2.8 Test  page  effects  bSelect   y   the  Property  tab    
navigating  using  the  ‘  Previous’  
>  Page  Turn  Effect  >  click  
on  the  Browse  button    
4.2.6 Select  your  chosen  effect  
4.2.7 Click  Done  
4.2.8 Test  page  effects  by  navigating  
using  the  ‘Previous’  and  ‘Next’  
Page  Buttons   page 7
4.2.9 Test  if  effects  appear  quickly  
(duration  set  to  ‘5’  (0.5  
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page t urn effec t s (cont.)

5 set ting individual page turn effects

4.3 to which
5.1 Browse to the page Setting Individual
you wish Page
to apply the effect.Turn Effects
5.2 Go to your Page   Browser. Select the Property tab > Page Turn Effect. Click on the ‘Browse’ button.
5   effect.Extras  
5.3 Select your chosen
5.4 Click ‘Done’. 5.1   Switching  off  all  Effects  
4.3 5.5 TestSetting Individualswitch  
page 5.1.2  
effects by To  
navigating effects  
Page oEffects
the ‘Previous’
Turn ff,  follow  
andthe   instructions  
‘Next’ page buttons.above  and  Select  None  from  the  Effects  
 5.6 Test if page effects appear quickly (duration set to ‘5’ (0.5 seconds) or slowly (duration set to ‘30’
(3.0 seconds)).  
5   Extras   5.2   Saving  
5.1   Switching  5.2.1  
off  all  Effects  
Effects  should  still  work  correctly  once  a  flipchart  has  been  saved  and  reloaded.  
page To  
turn effects
switch   effects  oset ff,  fttings
ollow   the  ainstructions   above   and  
To   est:  Save    flipchart  with   each   of  tShe  
elect   None  
effects   from  
on   the  Effects  
a  separate   page  within  the  same  
6.1 Switching off
Browser.   all Effects
flipchart.    Close,  then  reload  the  flipchart  and  check  effects  are  working  on  each  page.  
  6.1.1 To switch effects   off, follow the instructions in Section 4 and select ‘None’ from the Effects Browser.
5.2   Saving   5.3   Undo/Redo  
5.2.1   Effects  should  
6.2 Undo/Redo s till  
5.3.1   Each   work  ecffect  
should   once   a  uflipchart  
be   napplied   haas  
nd   been   saved  caorrectly  
reapplied   nd  reloaded.   when      using  undo/redo  buttons.      
To   t est:   S ave  
6.2.1 Each effect can be unapplied a   f lipchart   w
To  test:  andith   e ach  
Set  reapplied o f  
‘per  page’   t he   e ffects  
effects  when o n   a   s eparate  
using undo/redo
on  separate   p age   w
pages,  click   ithin  
buttons. t
undo  he  usame  
ntil  you  reach  the  beginning  of  
flipchart.    Close,  then   the  rseload   the  ftlipchart  
equence,   hen  redo   and   check  
until   you  erffects  
each  tahe  
re  ewnd  
of  the   on   each  page.  
5.3   Undo/Redo  
6.3 Adding Page5.4   Turn Effects Adding   toPtheage  Main
Turn  Toolbox Effects  to  the  Main  Toolbox  
5.3.1   Each  effect   should  The  
5.4.1   be  uPnapplied  
age   T aEnd  
urn   reapplied  
ffects   tool   correctly  
can   be  added   when   tu sing   undo/redo   bauttons.      
6.3.1 The Page Turn Effects tool can be added to the Main Toolbox as tao  permanent
he   Main   Tfixture
oolbox   (follow s  a  
To  test:  Set  ‘per  page’   e ffects   o n   s eparate   p
permanent  fixture  (follow  instructions  below)  ages,   c lick   u ndo   u ntil   y ou   r each   t he   b eginning   of  
instructions below).
the  sequence,     t hen   r edo   u ntil   y ou   r each   t he   e nd   o f   t he   s equence.  
  6.3.2 Go to File Menu > Settings and select the ‘Commands’ tab.  
6.3.3 Under
5.4   ‘AllPCommands’
Adding   age  Turn  Effects   column, to  scroll
the  M down
ain  Tand select ‘Page Turn Effects’. See Figure 1.
oolbox   5.4.2 Go  to  File  Menu  >  Settings  and  select  
6.3.4 Click
5.4.1   The  the ‘Add’
Page   Turn  button,
Effects   then ‘Done’.
tool   can  be  added  to  the  Main  Toolbox  as  a   the  Commands  Tab  
6.3.5 The Page Turnfixture   Effects(follow   icon willinstructions  
appear in your below)  
  5.4.3 Under  ‘All  Commands’  column,  scroll  
  down  and  select  Page  Turn  Effects  
5.4.2 Go  to  File  Menu  >    Settings  and  select  
the  Commands   5.4.4 Tab   Click  the  Add  button  >  Done  
5.4.3 Under  ‘All  5.4.5 Commands’   The  Pcage  
olumn,   scroll  
Turn   Effects  icon  will  appear  
down  and  select  Page   T urn  
in  your  toolbox   E ffects  
5.4.4 Click  the  Add  button  >  Done  
5.4.5 The  Page  Turn  Effects  icon  will  appear  
in  your  toolbox  
Figure  12  

6 Factors which Disable Page Turn Effects
Figure  12   6.1.1 Page  Turn  Effects  should  not  appear  when  navigating  between  thumbnails  through  the  Page  
Figure 1 Browser  
  6.1.2 Page  effects  should  not  appear  when  navigating  between  pages  whilst  in  Design  Mode  
6 Factors6.1.3 which Disable
Page   Page
effects  should   not  Turn
appear  w Effects
hen  using  the  Revealer  Tool   page 8
  6.1.4 Page  effects  should  not  appear  when  using  the  Spotlight  Tool  
6.1.1 Page  Turn  6.1.5
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avigating   between  
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Annotation   the  Page  
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page t urn effec t s (cont.)

7 factors which disable page turn effects

7.1 Page Turn Effects will not appear in the following circumstances:
7.1.1 When navigating between thumbnails through the Page Browser
7.1.2 When navigating between pages whilst in Design Mode
7.1.3 When using the Revealer Tool
7.1.4 When using the Spotlight Tool
7.1.5 When in Desktop Annotation Mode
7.1.6 When Page Background is set to Desktop Overlay (Edit Menu > Page Background)

7.2 Situations where other Settings will be affected:

7.2.1 Page Turn Effects can disrupt a page where an automated movie file is playing. The media will not play until
the page turn effect has finished.

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3 Alternative Selection:
1.4 ne w fe at ures guide 3.1.1 Create  5  coloured  pages  within  a  flipchart  
3.1.2   Go  to  your  Page  Browser,  use  the  SHIFT  key;  this  is  where  a  range  of  pages  can  be  selected  
between  the  current  page  (highlighted  with  a  bold  black  border)  and  the  clicked  page  
multi page selec t (The Multi-Page Select feature is available in both Professional
thumbnail  oEditionf  the  uand Personal
ser’s   choice.  Edition)
Figure  15  

1 feature outline: studio & primary

Lesson preparation is now even easier with the
ability to select multiple pages and drag-and-
drop them to another location within the same
flipchart, or to another one. Users can also cut,
copy, duplicate, paste or delete multiple pages at
the same time. Feature will also work with undo/
redo buttons.

2. selecting multiple pages

2.1 Go to your Page Browser, use the CTRL
key (Windows/Linux) / Apple Command key
(Mac) and select multiple page thumbnails
at random. The first selected page will be
highlighted with a black border (see Figure 1).
Figure 1
2.2 When more than one page is selected, page 3.1.3   The  black  border  will  remain  on  the  first  selected  thumbnail  (Figure  3);  others  will  appear  
with  a  light  blue  border.    The  example  below  (Figure  4)  shows  the  blue,  purple,  orange  and  
thumbnails should be highlighted with a light green  thumbnails  as  being  selected.   Figure  14  
blue border. The black border will then move  
to the final thumbnail selected. The example ActivInspire  1.4  Release  Notes  _v1.0   Page  11  
to the right (Figure 2) shows the blue, purple  
and orange thumbnails as being selected. Figure  16  

3 Alternative Selection:
Figure 2
3.1.1 Create   5  coloured  pages  within  a  flipchart  
3.1.2   Go  to  your  Page  Browser,  use  the  SHIFT  key;  this  is  where  a  range  of  pages  can  be  selected  
between  the  current  page  (highlighted  with  a  bold  black  border)  and  the  clicked  page  
thumbnail  of  the  user’s  choice.  
Figure  15  

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3 Alternative Selection:  
1.4 ne w fe at ures guide 3.1.1 Create  5  coloured  pages  within  a  flipchart    
3.1.2   Go  to  your  Page  Browser,  use  the  SHIFT  key;  this  is  where  a  range  of  pages  can  be  selected  
between  the  current  page  (highlighted  with  a  bold  black  border)  and  the  clicked  page  
multi page selec t (cont.) thumbnail  of  the  user’s  choice.    
Figure  15    
3. alternative selection:  
3.1 Go to your Page Browser, use the SHIFT  
key; this is where a range of pages can be  
selected between the current page (highlighted  
with a bold black border) and the clicked page  
thumbnail of the user’s choice.
3.2 The black border will remain on the first
selected thumbnail (Figure 3); others
will appear with a light blue border.  
The example on right (Figure 3) shows the  
blue, purple, orange and green thumbnails  
as being selected.  
4 editing  
4.1 O
 nce page selections have been made, users  
Figure 3
can move, cut, copy, paste, duplicate or delete 3.1.3   The  black  border  will  remain  on  the  first  selected   4 thumbnail   Editing
(Figure  3);  others  will  appear  
the selected pages. To carry this out, right with   a   l ight   b lue   b order.     T he   e xample   b elow   ( Figure   4 )   s hows   the  blue,  purple,  orange  and  
green  thumbnails  as  being  selected.  
click on one of the thumbnails and menu options will   appear (see Figure 4). 4.1.1  
4.2 Shortcut keys can also be used: Cut (CTRL-X), Copy (CTRL-C),
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Paste (CRTL-V), Duplicate (CTRL-D).  
4.3 Alternatively, options can also be selected via the Edit Menu list.
Figure  16  

5. ex tr as
5.1 U sers can select pages using keyboard cursor keys  
To test: Whilst holding down the CRTL Key/SHIFT key, use the LEFT/RIGHT 4.1.2  
or UP/DOWN cursor keys to select pages.
5.2 To deselect a single page, press CTRL (Windows/Linux) or Cmd (MAC) and
click the thumbnail. To deselect all pages click any thumbnail (without any keys
pressed down).
Figure  1  
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5 Extras:
5.1.1 Users  can  select  pages  usin
To  test:  Whilst  holding  do
cursor  keys  to  select  page
5.1.2 To  deselect  a  single  page,  
thumbnail.    To  deselect  all
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multi page selec t (cont.)

6. inserting pages into your flipchart

6.1.2. Go to Page Browser, right click on the thumbnail of the
page you wish to insert a blank page before or after.
6.1.2. From the Insert Menu, select Page > Blank Page After
Current, or Blank Page Before Current (Figure 5).
6.1.3 From your Page Browser’s Popup Menu, select Insert
Page > Blank Page After Current, or Blank Page Before
Current (see Figure 6).

Figure 5

Figure  19  
7. dr ag and drop 7   Drag  
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9  nd  Drop  
In  addition  to  the  current  standard  drag  and  drop  (reordering  one  page  at  a  time),
In addition to the current standard drag and drop (reordering  
selections  can  be  ‘drag-­‐and-­‐drop  reordered’,  and  ‘drag-­‐and-­‐copied’  to  another  flip
one page at a time), multiple selections can be ‘drag-and-drop
reordered’, and ‘drag-and-copied’ to another flipchart. 7.1   7  
Moving   Drag  
Single  a& nd  
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pages,  and  the  to o  ther
7.1.1.  Open two flipcharts, one with 5 coloured pages, and the
other with a blank new page. Figure 6
7.1   Moving  Single  &  Multiple  P   ages   7.1.2            Select  the  flipchart  w
7.1.2. Select the flipchart with coloured pages. Go to Page     7.1.1  
Go   to    P    age  
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Browser, use the CTRL key (PC) / Apple Command key     /  Apple  Command   pages,   and  kt
    multiple  page  thumb page.      
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7.1.3   7.1.2  
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7.2. Moving Single & Multiple Pages Figure 1
7.2.1. Open a flipchart, and create 5-10 coloured/labelled pages. Figure  20   7.1.4            All  copied  (d
7.2.2. Select a range of pages using CTRL/SHIFT functions.    
7.2.3. Drag selected pages within the Page Browser to reorder 7.3.1          Open  a  flipchart,  and
coloured/labelled  pa
the pages (a mini thumbnail will be visible, see Figure 1). 7.3.2            Select  a  range  of  pag
7.2.4. Bold black lines will appear when choosing where to place    
within range (see Figure 2). 7.3.3 Drag   7.3.1  s  elected  
     Open  ap  ages  
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self - paced e xport to e xcel (Self-Paced Learning is available in Professional Edition only)

1. feature outline
This is an extension to existing Self-Paced Learning functionality which was originally released in ActivInspire 1.2. The new
functionality allows users to export question and response data to Excel (TM) in .xls format. This format can also be used
by Open Office. The Export to Excel feature supports the export of questions and responses from flipcharts where there
 are a combination of Self-Paced Learning assessments and single questions on pages.

Self-­‐Paced  Export  to  Excel  

2. workbook improvements
In order to clearly present the results of a Self-Paced Learning question set to the user, the workbook has been updated.
1. Feature  Outline  
TheseThis   enhancements are outlined below:
is  an  extension  to  existing  Self-­‐Paced  Learning  functionality  which  was  originally  released  
in   A • New layout  which
ctivInspire   1 .2/1.3.   The  new  isfunctionality  
easier to aread llows  uand sers  analyse
to  export  qresults
uestion  aat
nd  aresponse  
data  to  Excel  97  in  .xls  format.  This  format  can  also  be  used  by  Open  Office.    The  Export  to  
• Extended support for export to .xls format, including from Self-Paced Learning.
Excel  feature  supports  the  export  of  questions  and  responses  from  flipcharts  where  there  are  
• Data is
a  combination   of  now organised
Self-­‐Paced   Learning  by question
assessments   and
and   student.
single   questions  on  pages.  
2. Workbook • New
Improvements tab includes all questions – one spreadsheet now consolidates what was previously held in
In  order  to  clearly  present  the  results  of  a  Self-­‐Paced  Learning  question  set  to  the  user,  the  
multiple spreadsheets.
workbook  has  been  updated.    These  enhancements  are  outlined  below:  
• New  • lWithin theshould  
ayout  which   spreadsheet,
be  easier  to  Self- Paced
read  and   Learning
analyse   results  at  adata is visually differentiated:
• Extended  support  for  export  to  .XLS  format,  including  from  Self-­‐Paced  Learning  
• Grey = questions asked but not answered
• Data  is  now  organised  by  question  and  student  
• New  ‘questions’   • White tab  includes  all  questions  –  one  spreadsheet  now  consolidates  what  was  
= questions not answered
previously  held  in  multiple  spreadsheets  
• Within   • Results displayed
the  spreadsheet,   Self-­‐  in theLbrowser
Paced   can
earning  data   be any
is  visually   combination of Self-Paced Learning or regular ActivExpression
o Grey  =  questions  asked  but  not  answered  
o White  voting results.
=  questions   not  answered  
• Results  displayed  in  the  browser  can  be  any  combination  of  Self-­‐Paced  Learning  or  regular  
ActivExpression  voting  results  
3.   ex ample
3.1 Create a Self-Paced Question Set in the normal way through selecting File Menu > Insert > Self-Paced Question Set.
3. Instructions
3.1  is illustrated
Create   in Figure
a  Self-­‐Paced   1Sbelow.
Question   et  in  the  normal  way  through  selecting  File  Menu  >  Insert  
>  Self-­‐Paced  Question  Set.    The  screenshot  below  illustrates  this.  

Figure  22  Self-­‐Paced  menu  selection  
Figure 1
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3. ex ample (co n t .)

3.2 Run the question session as per normal and once the session is complete, the results will be presented in the
Results Browser, which is part of the Voting Browser.

3.3 The results can be displayed in a variety of formats, and can be exported to Excel .xls format for further analysis.
Figure 2 below illustrates the ‘Export’ functionality.

3.4 Click on the ‘Export’ button in the Voting Browser. After selecting the target filename and folder, all of the
Question/Assessment/Response instances will be exported to a single Excel .xls spreadsheet with the
selected filename.

3.5 Each Excel file will contain 4 worksheets:

1.Summary – Shows every response for every student, total number of questions asked and the percentage correct
for each student
2. By Question – Shows all responses, grouped and organised by question
3. By Student – Shows all responses, grouped and organised by student
3.2  Run  the  question  session  as  per  normal  and  once  the  session  is  complete,  the  results  will  
4. Questions
be  presented  – in  Shows allBrowser,  
the  Results   of the wquestions/assessments in the flipchart
hich  is  part  of  the  Voting  Browser.  
3.3  The  results  can  be  displayed  in  a  variety  of  formats,  and  can  be  exported  to  Microsoft  
Excel  97  .xls  format  for  further  analysis.    The  screenshot  below  illustrates  the  ‘Export’  

Figure  23  Export  to  Excel  
Figure 2
3.4  Click  on  the  ‘Export’  button  in  the  Voting  Browser.    After  selecting  the  target  filename  
and  folder,  all  of  the  Question/Assessment/Response  instances  will  be  exported  to  a  single  
Microsoft  Excel  (.xls)  spreadsheet  with  the  selected  filename.  
3.5  Each  Excel  file  will  contain  4  worksheets:  
1. Summary  –  Shows  every  response  for  every  student,  total  number  of  questions  
asked  and  the  percentage  correct  for  each  student  
2. By  Question  –  Shows  all  responses,  grouped  and  organised  by  question   page 14
3. By  Student  –  Shows  all  responses,  grouped  and  organised  by  student  
4. Questions  –  Shows  all  of  the  questions/assessments  in  the  flipchart  
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self - paced e xport to e xcel (cont.)

4. the ‘summary’ worksheet

Figure 3 below illustrates an example of the Summary worksheet.
4.1 The following details are presented in the Summary worksheet:

4.1.1 The Summary worksheet will identify the flipchart from which the responses are exported. It will show the
flipchart file name, location on disk, and the creation date.
4.1.2 The Summary worksheet will show all of the responses for each instance of a question, for every student
(label) in the response set.
4.1.3 Students (labels) will be listed in the left hand column, in alphabetical order.
4.1.4 The summary data for each student will include: the total number of questions
asked; the percentage of correct answers, and the total response time.
4.1.5 Instances of Self-Paced Learning questions will have a column header that contains the question number.
The question number will match the question number on every other worksheet.
4.1.6 Self-Paced Assessment response columns will have a different header so that they can be easily distinguished
from non- Self-Paced Assessments.
4.1.7 Response columns within a single instance of a Self-Paced Assessment will occupy adjacent columns.
4.1.8 The header ‘Self-Paced Assessments’ will show the title of the assessment and the date and time that
the assessment was started.
4.1.9 Self-Paced Assessments will have columns for each question instance in the assessment. Each question will be
represented by enough columns to show all instances, i.e. where students provided more than one response
to any single question.
4.1.10 Correct answers will be indicated with a green cell background colour. Incorrect answers will be indicated
with red. For questions where the correct answer is not known, the cell will have a grey background.
4.1.11 Questions that have been asked of a student but no answer given will be indicated with an empty cell
with a grey background.
4.1.12 Questions that have not been asked of a particular student will be indicated by an empty cell with a
4. white (or no) background colour.

4.1  The  ‘Summary’  Worksheet  

Below  is  a  screenshot  of  an  example  Summary  worksheet.  

Figure  3:  ‘Summary’  worksheet  

Figure 3: ‘Summary’ Worksheets
4.2 The  following  details  are  presented  in  the  Summary  worksheet:  
4.2.1       The  Summary  worksheet  will  identify  the  flipchart  from  which  the  responses  are  
exported.    It  will  show  the  flipchart  file  name,  location  on  disk,  and  the  creation  
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4.2.2 The  Summary  worksheet  will  show  all  of  the  responses  for  each  instance  of  a  
question,  for  every  student  (label)  in  the  response  set.  
4.2.10 Correct  answers  will  be  indicated  with  a  green  cell  background  colour.    Incorrect  
answers  will  be  indicated  with  red.    For  questions  where  the  correct  answer  is  not  
known,  the  cell  will  have  a  grey  background.    
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at ures that  
guide have  been  asked  of  a  student  but  no  answer  given  will  be  indicated  
with  an  empty  cell  with  a  grey  background.  
self - paced
4.2.12 Questions  
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have  enot  
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sked  of  a  particular  student  will  be  indicated  by  an  
empty  cell  with  a  white  (or  no)  background  colour.  
5. the ‘by question’ worksheet
5. 4The
Figure ‘By
below Question’
illustrates this. Worksheet
Below  is  a  screenshot  of  an  example  the  ‘By  Question'  worksheet.  

Figure  24:  ‘By  Question’  worksheet  
Figure 4: ‘By Question’ Worksheet
5.1 The  following  details  are  presented  in  the  ‘By  Question’  worksheet.  
5.1.1     The  ‘By  Question’  worksheet  will  be  used  to  show  the  responses  from  each  student  
5.1 The following grouped  adetails are presented
nd  organised   in the
by  each  instance   of  a‘by question’ worksheet.
5.1.1. The ‘By Question’ worksheet will be used to show the responses from each student grouped and organised by
each instance of a question.
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  5.1.2. Each instance of a question will be shown within a group of cells and that group will also show the response from
each student for that instance.
5.1.3. The group of cells that represents each question instance will be clearly identified by a border around the cells, and
spacing between each group.
5.1.4. Multiple question instances will be arranged vertically on a worksheet.
5.1.5. Each group will show the question number (which will match the question numbering on other worksheets), the question
itself, the date and time that the question was asked (identifying the instance), and the question summary (type, no of
options etc...).

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5. the ‘by question’ worksheet (co n t .)

5.1.6 Where a question has multiple instances each instance will be shown within a different group.
Each instance can be identified by the date and time that the instance occurred.
5.1.7 For each instance, each student response will be shown with the Student Name (label), the student response,
and the response time.
5.1.8 Correct answers will be shown with a green background, incorrect answers with a red background.
5.1.9 Responses to questions where the correct answer is not known will be shown with a grey background.
5.1.10 Where a question is asked, but no response given the response and response time cells will be empty
with a grey background.
5.1.11 Instances of a Self-Paced Assessment will be shown by grouping all of the questions within the
Self-Paced Assessment (e.g. border).
5.1.12 Instances of a Self-Paced Assessment will also show the Self-Paced Assessment title, Summary text,
and the date and time that the assessment was started.

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self - paced e xport to e xcel (cont.) Figure ‘By
5 below Student’
shows Worksheet
an example of the ‘By Student’ Worksheet:
Below  is  an  example  of  the  ‘By  Student’  Worksheet:
6. the ‘by student’ worksheet
6.1 The following details are presented
in the ‘By Student’ worksheet.
6.1.1 The ‘By Student’ worksheet will
show the responses to each
question instance, grouped and
organised by each student.
6.1.2 The responses for each question
instance for each student will be
shown within a group of cells.
6.1.3 The group of cells that represents
each student will be clearly
identified by a border around the
cells, and spacing in between
each group.
6.1.4 Multiple groups (students) will be
arranged vertically on
the worksheet.
6.1.5 The group for each student will
show the Student Name and
Student ID.
6.1.6 The responses for each student will
show the question number, the
response and response time.
6.1.7 Correct answers will be shown by
showing a green background colour
in the response and response
time cells.
6.1.8 Incorrect responses will be shown
by a red cell background in the
response and response time cells.
6.1.9 Where a question does not have
a correct answer, the response
and response time cells will have a
grey background colour.
6.1.10 Questions within a Self-Paced  
Assessment will be grouped. Figure  5:  ‘By  Student’  worksheet   Figure 25
6.1.11 An extra column will show the grouping of questions within a Self-Paced Assessment. The first cell in this
column that represents the first question asked 6.1in aThe   following  
Self-Paced details  awill
Assessment re  pshow
resented   in  the  ‘By  
the Self-Paced Student’  w
Assessment orksheet.  
6.1.12 For the first and subsequent rows of response data which are part of a Self-Paced Assessment, this extra column
will have a grey background. 6.1.2 The  ‘By  Student’  worksheet  will  show  the  responses  to  each  question  
grouped  and  organised  by  each  student.  
6.1.13 Where a response is not part of a Self-Paced Assessment, the cell in this column will have a white background.
6.1.14 Consecutive Self-Paced Assessment within this grouping can be distinguished by the title of the Self-Paced Assessment.
6.1.3 The  responses  for  each  question  instance  for  each  student  will  be  show
group  of  cells.   page 18
6.1.12 An  extra  column  will  show  the  grouping  of  questions  within  a  Self-­‐Paced  Assessment.    
The  first  cell  in  this  column  that  represents  the  first  question  asked  in  a  Self-­‐Paced  
Assessment  will  show  the  Self-­‐Paced  Assessment  title.  
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For  the  first  and  subsequent  rows  of  response  data  which  are  part  of  a  Self-­‐Paced  
Assessment,  this  extra  column  will  have  a  grey  background.  
self - paced
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6.1.14 Where  a  response  is  not  part  of  a  Self-­‐Paced  Assessment,  the  cell  in  this  column  will  
7. the ‘questions’ have  aworksheet
 white  background.  
Figure 6 illustrates
  an example of the ‘Questions’ worksheet:
7.1. The
6.1.15 following details are
Consecutive   presentedAssessment  
Self-­‐Paced   in the ‘Questions’
within  worksheet.
this  grouping  can  be  distinguished  by  the  
title  of  tworksheet
7.1.1. The ‘Questions’ he  Self-­‐Paced  
will showAssessment.  
each question in the flipchart.
  7.1.2. Question numbering will match the numbering in the other worksheets.
7.1.3. Questions within a Self-Paced Assessment will be grouped, by a border.
7. The ‘Questions’ Worksheet
7.1.4. A group that represents a Self-Paced Assessment will also show the Assessment Title and Description.
Below  is  a  screenshot  of  the  ‘Questions’  worksheet:  

7.1 The  
Figure following  dworksheet
6: ‘Questions’ etails  are  presented  in  the  ‘Questions’  worksheet.  
7.1.1 The  ‘Questions’  worksheet  will  show  each  question  in  the  flipchart.  
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