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Why Promethean?

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A Software-Based Student Response System

ActivEngage2 is a software-based student response system ideal for use in schools that have invested in 1-to-1 laptop initiatives, computer labs, tablets or mobile handheld devices or those with Bring-Your-Own-Device initiatives. ActivEngage2 maximizes current technology investments and eliminates the need for additional hardware by leveraging existing devices to provide real-time data and feedback for teachers and students.

Using Promethean’s award-winning software ActivInspire, display a question on the interactive display or ask it verbally, and learners will respond using the virtual device on their computers or handheld devices. Assign full quizzes of varying difficulty with ActivEngage2’s Self-Paced Learning functionality to encourage students to work at their own pace and comprehension level. Gain instant insight into student comprehension and progress with an intuitive, integrated application that makes the most of existing classroom technology.

Designed to grow with you, ActivEngage2 enables virtual voting across a single classroom, an entire campus and beyond. The software-based system can be managed at a classroom level or centrally on a networked server.

Why ActivEngage2?

Utilize Self-Paced Learning
Assign questions of varying difficulty and enable students to respond at their own pace and view instant feedback. Students can even respond to questions in the order they wish, just as they would with a pencil-and-paper assessment. Use the detailed results data to provide just-in-time intervention to struggling students and to determine whether to spend additional time on the concept as a class or move on.

Reduce costs
Eliminates the need for additional hardware, optimizing existing technology investments.

Key Features

  • Wide range of response types—Students can reply in full sentences, as well as in numbers, symbols, math equations, fractions, true/false, Likert scales and more.
  • Real-time reporting—Track each learner’s progress instantly and adjust instruction throughout the lesson to improve comprehension of key concepts.
  • Cross-platform functionality—Clients work within a web browser or on mobile devices with iOS, Android and Windows 8 platforms simultaneously, allowing for mixed deployment. ActivEngage2 can also be used alongside ActivExpression handheld student response devices. It is an included component of Promethean KUNO tablet learning system.
  • Virtual, software-based application—ActivEngage2 is designed to work with any model of interactive display, but can also work independently, solely with a projector or networked devices.
  • Centrally controlled and scalable—Network-based registration delivers virtual voting capability across a single classroom, an entire campus and beyond. Or, take learning on the go with ActivHub.

Try ActivEngage2 on three student devices for free. Learn more about how to download and get started. 

If you are currently using ActivEngage with a valid and active* license, you can upgrade to ActivEngage2 for free until the end of 2013! Details on the upgrade process can be found here.

*An active license is either a Perpetual** License or a Subscription License that is still within its timeframe; expired Subscription Licenses will not be upgraded.
**For Perpetual Licenses, the Maintenance and Support (M&S) time period remaining on the original ActivEngage license will be transferred to the ActivEngage2 license; perpetual licenses have a One Year M&S when initially purchased.

Components

• ActivEngage2 Server (Windows and Mac)
• ActivEngage2 Client (Web Client for any device using a standard web browser and Native Clients for Apple iOS, Windows 8 and Android devices)
 

Minimum Computer/Device Requirements 

ActivEngage2 Server 

  • Windows: Pentium 4 – 1 GHz processor 20 MB disk space,
    2 GB system memory required
  • Microsoft Windows Operating Systems: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008 (and above operating systems)
  • Mac: Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) and above

ActivEngage2 Client 

  • iOS: Any device supporting iOS 5.0 and above
  • Windows: Windows 8 and Windows RT
  • Android:  Version 3.2 and above
  • Web Client:  Internet Explorer 8 and above;
    Google Chrome;
    Firefox 15 and above;
    Safari 5 and above

Installation

ActivEngage2 requires the use of ActivDriver v 5.9.16 or greater and ActivInspire Personal/Professional Edition 1.7.61884 or greater to register clients and conduct response sessions. Importing ExamView® and XML files as well as exporting questions and answers to Excel® require ActivInspire Professional Edition. Software installation requires user with administrator/privileged access rights. Installation and updating to the latest versions should only be done through Promethean Planet.

View ActivEngage2 specifications sheet.

View ActivEngage2 download information on Promethean Planet.

What's included with ActivEngage2?

• ActivEngage2 Server
• ActivEngage2 Clients (for student devices) – Web Client and Native Client Apps for Apple iOS, Windows 8 and Android devices
• Users will have the opportunity to upgrade from the free ActivInspire Personal Edition to the ActivInspire Professional Edition Software at no charge when purchasing an ActivEngage2 license for 30 students or more.

In which languages and countries is ActivEngage2 available?

• ActivEngage2 is available in Arabic, Chinese Simplified, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Bahasa Indonesia, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese (European), Russian (Cyrilic), Spanish, Swedish, Thai and Turkish.
• The ActivEngage2 Native Client for iOS and Android devices is available from the Apple (for iOS devices) and Amazon (for Android devices) app stores and from Google Play (for Android devices).
• The ActivEngage2 Native Client for Windows 8 and Windows RT is available in English from the Windows Store.

 

 

What software is required to run ActivEngage2?

ActivEngage2 runs through ActivInspire 1.7.61884 or above. To download ActivInspire or update your software to this version, log in to www.PrometheanPlanet.com . After logging in, visit the ActivInspire download page. If you are not yet a member of Promethean Planet, you'll need to complete the registration process before downloading.

Where can I download ActivEngage2?

Server

Client (for student devices)

  • Native App Client--First, log in to www.PrometheanPlanet.com, then visit the ActivEngage2 download page.  If you are not already a member of Planet, you will need to complete the registration process. The Native App Client edition can also be downloaded directly from your mobile device using either the Apple App Store (for iOS devices), Amazon or Google Play app stores (for Android devices), or Windows 8 Store (for Windows 8 devices). Search for "Promethean ActivEngage2" and follow the on-screen instructions.  
  • Web Client--There is no download necessary for use of the web client.  See the installation video entitled "ActivEngage2 Client Installation" on the ActivEngage2 download page for set-up instructions.

How do I install ActivEngage2 over a network?

A Network Administrator Guide for ActivEngage2 can be found on Promethean Planet ActivEngage2 download page.

What is the maximum number of devices that can connect to one Virtual Hub?

450

Do I need to have my ActivEngage2 Server and Clients on the same network?

ActivEngage2 Server and Clients must be able to access the same network to connect.

Can I try out ActivEngage2?

Yes! A free trial version of the ActivEngage2 Server and three clients can be downloaded from Promethean Planet.

How does ActivEngage2 differ from ActivEngage?

ActivEngage2 is built upon a different platform, but includes all of the functionality of ActivEngage. It also features additional student functionality:  

  • math equation support
  • question navigation capability in self-paced learning mode, which enables students to skip and return to questions as they would on a pencil-and-paper assessment

I am an existing user of ActivEngage.  How can I upgrade from ActivEngage to ActivEngage2 FOR FREE?

If you are currently using ActivEngage with a valid and active* license, you can upgrade to ActivEngage2 for free until the end of 2013!
Details on the upgrade process can be found here.

*An active license is either a Perpetual** License or a Subscription License that is still within its timeframe; expired Subscription Licenses will not be upgraded.
**For Perpetual Licenses, the Maintenance and Support (M&S) time period remaining on the original ActivEngage license will be transferred to the ActivEngage2 license; perpetual licenses have a One Year M&S when initially purchased.