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SMART Notebook®

Collaborative learning software

Release Notes

Release notes, Technical requirements and supported languages for SMART Notebook. To download SMART Notebook, visit the SMART Notebook downloads page.

Current Releases

Notebook 17.0

Released April 24, 2017   

What's New in SMART Notebook 17.0

Welcome Screen

When opening Notebook, users will be greeted with a Welcome Screen which will show their recently used files as well as helpful information including new features and training offerings.

Send Notebook lessons directly to your SMART Board

Send your Notebook lesson directly to your classroom’s SMART Board, even if you create it at home. Once you share, it automatically appears on any SMART Board that has the iQ feature. Plus, with the SMART Notebook Player app you can run the lesson from your iPad too!

Download the app

Send links to Notebook lessons

Quickly and easily share lessons by creating a unique link to an immediate download that can be shared to anyone with Notebook installed.

Activities

Adjust the time limit to answer questions on Monster Quiz activities and use images in Super Sort.

Assessments

Conduct assessments one question at a time and toggle between questions and answers to get real-time feedback while the assessment is in progress. Plus, you can now maintain a reference library of assessments and images from older versions of response, with flexible options for converting files.

See complete release notes here.

Documentation

Looking for the documentation for SMART Notebook 17 software? Visit the Notebook support site where you'll find information about installing, using and troubleshooting Notebook software.

 

Languages Supported (Windows)

  • Arabic **
  • Chinese (PRC) **
  • Chinese (Taiwan) ** 
  • Czech **
  • Danish *
  • Dutch (Netherlands) **
  • English (UK) *
  • English (U.S.) *
  • Estonian **
  • Finnish *
  • French *
  • German *
  • Greek **
  • Hebrew **
  • Hungarian **
  • Italian **
  • Japanese **
  • Korean **
  • Latvian **
  • Lithuanian **
  • Malay **
  • Norwegian (Bokmal) * 
  • Polish **
  • Portuguese (Brazil) *
  • Romanian **
  • Russian ** 
  • Slovak **
  • Spanish (Spain) *
  • Swedish *
  • Turkish **

Languages Supported (macOS/OS X)

  • Chinese (Simplified) **
  • Czech **
  • Danish *
  • Dutch (Netherlands) **
  • English (UK) *
  • English (U.S.) *
  • Finnish *
  • French *
  • German *
  • Hungarian **
  • Italian **
  • Norwegian (Bokmal) *
  • Polish **
  • Portuguese (Brazil) *
  • Russian ** 
  • Spanish (Spain) *
  • Swedish *

* Language support for the user interface, end user license agreement (EULA), and product documentation.
** Language support for the user interface and the EULA

Previous Releases

Notebook 16.2

Released January 30, 2017   

What's New in SMART Notebook 16.2

New and improved SMART lab Creation Wizard

It's now even easier to create SMART lab activities in just a few minutes. Easily use and customize game components in SMART lab.

Game Show

Students compete 1-on-1 or in teams to answer question sets in this classic activity format. Choose from existing questions from SMART response 2, Monster Quiz and Speedup, or create new ones.

Math Equation Editor

Create and customize your math equations and notations with our new equation editor (which integrates with the GeoGebra add-on).

Updates to Mac support

Supports macOS Sierra (10.12) and 64-bit SMART Notebook for Mac. Mac OS X 10.9 will no longer be supported starting this release.

Documentation

Looking for the documentation for SMART Notebook 16 software? Visit the Notebook support site where you'll find information about installing, using and troubleshooting Notebook software.

 

Technical Requirements (Windows)

  • Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processor or better
  • 2 GB of RAM (4 GB of RAM for 4K/UHD displays)
  • Free hard disk space: 4.7 GB
  • Windows 7, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 operating system
  • Microsoft® .NET Framework 4.5.1 for SMART Notebook software and SMART Ink
  • Microsoft Visual Studio® Tools 2010 for Office for SMART Ink
  • Adobe® Flash® Player 23 ActiveX® control for SMART Notebook software
  • DirectX® technology 10 or later for SMART Notebook software
  • Internet Explorer® Internet browser 8 or later
  • Internet access to download Gallery content and Language Packs

Additional Information / Requirements

  • Adobe Flash Player 23 Firefox® plug-in for SMART Notebook software
  • DirectX 10 compatible graphics hardware for SMART Notebook software
  • Windows 7 SP1 Platform Update KB2670838
  • Windows Update KB3033929

For 4K/UHD Video Card specifications, SMART recommends a DPI scaling factor of 125%.

* Any Integrated GPU capable of 4K will meet our minimum requirements if it has dual-channel memory configured.

Technical Requirements (mac OS/OS X)

  • macOS Sierra (10.12), OS X El Capitan (10.11), or OS X Yosemite (10.10)
  • 2 GB of RAM
  • Intel®Core™ 2 Duo processor or better
  • Free hard disk space: 2.3 GB
  • Adobe® Flash® Player 23
  • Safari 8 or later
  • Internet access to download Gallery content

4K (UHD Ultra High Definition) Video Card Specs

  • Any Mac that supports 4K

Languages Supported (Windows)

  • Arabic **
  • Chinese (PRC) **
  • Chinese (Taiwan) ** 
  • Czech **
  • Danish *
  • Dutch (Netherlands) **
  • English (UK) *
  • English (U.S.) *
  • Estonian **
  • Finnish *
  • French *
  • German *
  • Greek **
  • Hebrew **
  • Hungarian **
  • Italian **
  • Japanese **
  • Korean **
  • Latvian **
  • Lithuanian **
  • Malay **
  • Norwegian (Bokmal) * 
  • Polish **
  • Portuguese (Brazil) *
  • Romanian **
  • Russian ** 
  • Slovak **
  • Spanish (Spain) *
  • Swedish *
  • Turkish **

* Language support for the user interface, end user license agreement (EULA), and product documentation.
** Language support for the user interface and the EULA

Languages Supported (macOS/OS X)

  • Chinese (Simplified) **
  • Czech **
  • Danish *
  • Dutch (Netherlands) **
  • English (UK) *
  • English (U.S.) *
  • Finnish *
  • French *
  • German *
  • Hungarian **
  • Italian **
  • Norwegian (Bokmal) *
  • Polish **
  • Portuguese (Brazil) *
  • Russian ** 
  • Spanish (Spain) *
  • Swedish *

* Language support for the user interface, end user license agreement (EULA), and product documentation.
** Language support for the user interface and the EULA

Notebook 16.1

Released August 16, 2016   

What's New in SMART Notebook 16.1

Hand-Out activities

Send SMART lab activities to students so they can play them on their devices at their own pace.

Monster Quiz

Students work in teams to answer quiz questions on their devices. The faster students answer questions correctly, the faster their monsters hatch!

More assessment options

Now you can add two possible answers to multiple choice questions. You can also ask opinion-based questions with an open text field for students to type in their answer.

More/expanded reporting

Teachers get an instant report (in a pie graph or word cloud), as well as an aggregate of how the class performed in a spreadsheet following any assessment. The report includes performance by question and can be exported to Excel for gradebooks.

Single sign-on

Sign in with a Google or Microsoft account to create and play games like Shout It Out and Monster Quiz on your device. Once signed in you can also create and complete assessments in SMART response 2. It's only a one-time sign in.

New activity themes

Two new themes have been created for SMART lab. Pirates (for Rank Order and Super Sort activities) and Basketball (for Rank Order activities).

Documentation

Looking for the documentation for SMART Notebook 16 software? Visit the Notebook support site where you'll find information about installing, using and troubleshooting Notebook software.

 

Technical Requirements (Windows)

  • Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processor or better
  • 2 GB of RAM (4 GB of RAM for 4K/UHD displays)
  • Free hard disk space: 3.0 GB (600+ MB required for complete Gallery)
  • Windows 7, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 operating system
  • Microsoft® .NET Framework 4.5.1 for SMART Notebook software and SMART Ink
  • Microsoft Visual Studio® Tools for Office for SMART Ink
  • Adobe® Flash® Player 22 ActiveX® control for SMART Notebook software
  • DirectX® technology 10 or later for SMART Notebook software
  • Internet Explorer® Internet browser 8 or later
  • Internet access to download Gallery content and Language Packs

Additional Information / Requirements

  • Adobe Flash Player 22 Firefox® plug-in for SMART Notebook software
  • DirectX 10 compatible graphics hardware for SMART Notebook software
  • Windows 7 SP1 Platform Update KB2670838

For 4K/UHD Video Card specifications, SMART recommends a DPI scaling factor of 125%.

* Any Integrated GPU capable of 4K will meet our minimum requirements if it has dual-channel memory configured.

Technical Requirements (OSX)

  • OSX 10.9.x (Mavericks), 10.10.x (Yosemite), or 10.11.x (El Capitan) operating system software
  • 2 GB of RAM
  • Intel®Core™ 2 Duo processor or better
  • Free hard disk space: 3 GB (600+ MB required from complete Gallery and 200+ MB if you choose to install all Handwriting Recognition Language Packs)
  • Adobe® Flash® Player 22.0 for SMART Notebook software
  • Safari 4.0.2 or later
  • Internet access to download Gallery content

4K (UHD Ultra High Definition) Video Card Specs

  • Any Mac that supports 4K

Languages Supported (Windows)

  • Arabic **
  • Chinese (PRC) **
  • Chinese (Taiwan) ** 
  • Czech **
  • Danish *
  • Dutch (Netherlands) **
  • English (UK) *
  • English (U.S.) *
  • Estonian **
  • Finnish *
  • French *
  • German *
  • Greek **
  • Hebrew **
  • Hungarian **
  • Italian **
  • Japanese **
  • Korean **
  • Latvian **
  • Lithuanian **
  • Malay **
  • Norwegian (Bokmal) * 
  • Polish **
  • Portuguese (Brazil) *
  • Romanian **
  • Russian ** 
  • Slovak **
  • Spanish (Spain) *
  • Swedish *
  • Turkish **

* Language support for the user interface, end user license agreement (EULA), and product documentation.
** Language support for the user interface and the EULA

Languages Supported (OSX)

  • Chinese (Simplified) **
  • Czech **
  • Danish *
  • Dutch (Netherlands) **
  • English (UK) *
  • English (U.S.) *
  • Finnish *
  • French *
  • German *
  • Hungarian **
  • Italian **
  • Norwegian (Bokmal) *
  • Polish **
  • Portuguese (Brazil) *
  • Russian ** 
  • Spanish (Spain) *
  • Swedish *

* Language support for the user interface, end user license agreement (EULA), and product documentation.
** Language support for the user interface and the EULA

Notebook 11.4

Released December 3, 2013  

What's new

You can use the Alignment Tools add-on to align and distribute objects on a page. You can align selected objects on the bottom, left, right, top, vertically or horizontally. You can also align stacked objects vertically or horizontally.

Technical Requirements (Windows)

  • Pentium® 4 processor or better
  • 2 GB of RAM
  • 2.5 GB of free hard disk space for SMART education software installation (an additional 600 MB is required for complete Gallery installation)
  • Windows XP SP3, Windows 7 SP1 or Windows 8
  • Microsoft® .NET Framework 4 Client Profile
  • Microsoft Visual Studio® 2010 Tools for Office for SMART Ink™
  • Adobe® Flash® Player 11.9.900.152 ActiveX® control for SMART Notebook software
  • Adobe Flash Player 11.9.900.152 Firefox® plug-in for SMART Notebook software and SMART Response™ assessment software
  • Adobe Reader® 8 or later
  • DirectX® technology 9 or later
  • DirectX 9 compatible graphics hardware for 3D Tools for SMART Notebook software
  • Internet Explorer® Internet browser 8 or later
  • Internet access to download SMART software

Technical Requirements (OSX)

  • Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processor or later
  • 2 GB of RAM
  • 2 GB of free hard disk space for SMART education software installation (an additional 600 MB is required for complete Gallery installation)
  • Mac OS X 10.7, 10.8 or 10.9 operating system software
  • Adobe Flash Player 11.9
  • Safari application program 5.1 or later
  • Internet access to download SMART software

Languages Supported

  • Arabic
  • Chinese (simplified)
  • Chinese (traditional)
  • Czech
  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • English (UK)
  • English (U.S.)
  • Finnish
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Hebrew
  • Hungarian 
  • Italian
  • Japanese 
  • Malay
  • Norwegian
  • Polish
  • Portuguese (Brazil)
  • Romanian   
  • Russian
  • Spanish (Spain)
  • Swedish
  • Turkish

Notebook 11 SP2 software for Linux

Released February 9, 2015  

What's new

SMART Notebook 11 SP2 software for Linux operating systems introduces support for the following SMART products: SMART Board® M600 interactive whiteboards, LightRaise® 60wi interactive projector.

Technical Requirements (Linux)

  • Pentium 4 processor
  • 1 GB of RAM (2 GB recommended)
  • 2.5 GB of free hard disk space for minimum installation
  • Linux kernel 3.13
  • X Window System 11 release 6 (X11R6) or later that supports XRender and Xinerama
  • Glibc 2.10.1
  • Libstdc++6
  • GNOME 2.28 or KDE 4.3.5 libraries (recommended)

Linux distributions

  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Languages Supported

  • English (U.S.)
  • English (UK)
  • Basque
  • Catalan
  • Chinese
  • Finnish
  • Dutch
  • French
  • Galician
  • Hungarian
  • German
  • Italian
  • Norwegian
  • Polish
  • Portuguese (Brazil)
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Swedish
  • Valencian

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