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Why Promethean?

Promethean passionately believes in transforming learning environments through the use of innovative classroom technology that motivates learning and improves student achievement. Our technology solutions produce a seamless interaction between teachers, students and the connected classroom. Learn More

Visually Engaging and Impactful Lessons

With ActivInspire software, teachers transform traditional, lecture-based classrooms into learning environments infused with imaginative, interactive experiences that captivate students’ attention while granting them the freedom to take ownership of their achievement.

Designed to foster collaboration and active learning, ActivInspire empowers teachers to blend real-time assessment and real-world experience into the learning process.

ActivInspire integrates dual-user pen and multi-touch functionality* and Promethean’s award-winning student response systems to support collaborative teamwork and ongoing assessment in the classroom. With access to premium content, including assessment templates and unlimited visual and auditory resources, ActivInspire provides you with all the building blocks you need to create differentiated lessons filled with rich, hands-on activities in a fraction of the time.

Why ActivInspire?

Increase collaboration
Dual-user input and pen and multi-touch functionality* encourage students to engage, interact and work together during lessons, resulting in communication-building teamwork.

Enhance classroom efficiency
Deliver more effective lessons with fully functional, integrated tools like Revealer and Spotlight focus tools, Magic Ink, Clock and Math Tools.

Simplify lesson preparation and delivery
ActivInspire’s intuitive interface allows teachers to easily create lessons, enhance collaboration and engage students through interactive tools.

Discover timesaving resources
With curriculum-based templates and an assortment of tools, images and activities, ActivInspire provides you with all the building blocks you need to create an interactive learning environment. Connect with Promethean Planet, one of the world’s largest online educator communities, to discover a wide variety of free resources for use in the classroom.

Key Features

  • Dual interface—Easily switch between Primary for young learners and Studio for older students.
  • Support for mathematical equations—Use the Equation Editor to add mathematical equations into a flipchart or into questions or response options for ActivExpression learner response devices.
  • Cross-platform and flexible—Compatible with Windows, Mac and Linux and can be used with most any interactive display.
  • Embedded web browser—Stream content and data directly from websites into flipcharts, rather than downloading it and storing locally.
  • Import-friendly—Integrate files and content from a variety of other applications, such as Microsoft® PowerPoint®, Adobe® and Smart Notebook™.
  • Extensive customization features—Create a profile to suit your teaching style and lesson requirements.
  • Easily share — Access the Send as Email feature to attach a flipchart to email from within ActivInspire.

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*Availability of dual-user pen and multi-touch capability within ActivInspire is dependent upon interactive whiteboard used.

ActivInspire– Personal and Professional Edition

Works with
All ActivBoards, ActivEngage, ActivExpression, ActivExpression2, ActiVote, ActivSlate, ActivPanel, ActiView and other Promethean interactive tools; also works with 3rd-party interactive displays. 
Note: Does not require an interactive display to function.

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Operating Systems
Windows, Mac, Linux

View ActivInspire Specification Sheet for complete details.

I’ve heard that Microsoft Windows 7 and 8 support touch functionality. Do I need a Windows 8 machine to be able to use ActivInspire?
No. ActivInspire supports touch capability specifically when used with the ActivBoard 500 Pro, ActivBoard Touch or ActivPanel Touch (interactive flat panel) from Promethean. Using any operating system supported by ActivInspire that is touch-enabled, such as Windows 7 or 8, you can take advantage of ActivInspire’s multi-touch capability when connected to ActivBoard 500 Pro, ActivBoard Touch or ActivPanel Touch.

I don’t have a touch-enabled board. Can I still use ActivInspire with my regular ActivBoard?
Yes. However, the multi-touch capability of ActivInspire only works if you have a touch-enabled device, such as the ones mentioned above, connected.

Can I use ActivInspire Professional Edition Software with third party products?
Users are not permitted to use ActivInspire Professional Edition Software with non-Promethean front-of-class displays unless they have purchased separate ActivInspire Professional Licenses for use specifically on these third party interactive display devices (certain exceptions apply). To learn more about how ActivInspire Professional Edition Software can be used with third party products, click here.

Which languages are supported?
ActivInspire is available in the following languages:

Arabic, Basque, Brazilian Portuguese (BRA), Catalan, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English (UK), English (US), Finnish, French, Galician, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese (yokogaki - horizontal text), Kazakh, Korean, Latvian, Malaysian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (EU), Russian, Slovakian, Slovenian , Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish and Vietnamese.

Design Science is the leader in software for scientific and technical communication. Our MathType, MathFlow and MathPlayer products are used by scientists, engineers, educators, students and publishing professionals, for authoring and publishing mathematical notation in print and online content. We aggressively research new products that extend our commanding lead in MathML technology. MathFlow is the equation editor built into ActivInspire.


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