ActivPanel® Elements™ Series
Purposefully Designed for the Classroom
The new ActivPanel Elements series continues Promethean’s 20+ year tradition of developing purpose-built products that are designed by teachers, for teachers.
Thoughtfully crafted from the ground up, the ActivPanel Elements series interactive displays for schools are based on extensive user research to deliver innovation and ease-of-use that matters to teachers and students, as well as the security and manageability trusted by IT professionals and administrators.
All the Essentials, All-In-One, and Value Focused
Our Most Powerful,
Teacher-Friendly Classroom Solution
A Seamless and Simplified User Experience
The ActivPanel Elements series delivers a revolutionary new user interface that places all of the most commonly used tools right at teachers’ fingertips and within natural line of sight. This Unified Menu is always accessible and allows teachers to move seamlessly between content and resources without disrupting the flow of lessons.
Within the Unified Menu, the Locker provides teachers with one place to go for all their favorite apps, tools, and files, saving time and making teaching with technology easier.
A Writing Experience Without Limitations
Promethean’s Vellum™ writing technology delivers an authentic writing experience without limitations, enabling teachers and students to write confidently, fluidly, and naturally. The writing is fast and accurate and works just as expected. Pens write, fingers touch, and palms erase* – it’s like writing on a dry erase whiteboard, only better.
*Varies by model
New Ways to Engage
The ActivPanel Elements series comes preloaded with a variety of teaching tools – all available at the touch of a button.
- Use the infinite canvas on the highly intuitive Whiteboard app to instantly supplement lessons.
- Draw, highlight, and annotate over any content from any source.
- Quickly screen capture content, crop, and open it within the Whiteboard app for further discussion.
- Add excitement to any lesson or activity with the customizable Spinner and Timer apps.
Easily Mirror Work and Share with the Classroom
The ActivPanel Elements series controlled, multi-device mirroring lets teachers move freely and teach from anywhere in the classroom. During a lesson, the teacher can interact with mirrored screens directly from the panel, increasing student collaboration and participation.
- Wirelessly share up to four devices screens at once
- Teachers can interact with shared screens directly from the ActivPanel
- Easily connect using a six-digit code
- Robust teacher controls for enhanced security
Award-Winning Lesson Delivery Software
Deliver engaging, interactive lessons using your choice of Promethean’s award-winning educational software solutions. ClassFlow® and ActivInspire® are created and supported by Promethean, designed by teachers for teachers, and included with the purchase of the ActivPanel Elements series with no annual subscription required.
Known and loved by educators around the world, ActivInspire provides a vast suite of tools to create and deliver dynamic lessons.
The cloud-based lesson delivery software that provides advanced collaboration tools with anytime, anywhere access.
Save Time and Resources for Technology Administrators
Promethean Panel Management provides school IT administrators with one place to go to manage all ActivPanel Elements series interactive displays within their organizations. Easily deploy remote over-the-air updates, enroll new panels, set permissions, and more!
Innovation That’s Trusted by Administrators, IT Directors, and Technology Specialists
The Elements series teacher-centric design reduces learning curves and encourages user adoption.
Enhanced over-the-air updates reduce the time and effort needed to make software and firmware updates.
Subscription free access to our award-winning lesson delivery software, ActivInspire and ClassFlow, is included.
Individual user profiles on each panel ensure that teachers’ credentials, files, and browser data remain secure.
The Elements series has a long lifespan with no dimming projectors or bulbs that need replacing.
Promethean software, apps, and platform services are designed for ongoing enhancements.
|Display||Available Sizes||65” 4K, 75” 4K, 86” 4K||70”4K, 75” 4K, 86”4K|
|Interactivity||Unified Menu Experience|
|Vellum™ Writing Technology|
|Simultaneous Touch Points||15||20|
|Pen and Touch Differentiation|
|Simultaneous Pen, Touch, & Erase|
|Palm Detection (Event)||Reject||Erase or Reject|
|Computing||Operating System||Android 8||Android 8|
|RAM / Storage||2 GB / 16GB||4GB / 64GB|
|Windows Module: OPS-M||Optional||Optional|
|Panel Software Management||Promethean Panel Management||Promethean Panel Management|
|Remote Over-the-Air Updates|
|Cloud Storage Access||Google Drive / OneDrive||Google Drive / OneDrive|
|Connectivity||LAN||10/100 Mbps||10/100/1000 Mbps|
|Mirroring / Screen Sharing|
|Usability||Ergonomic Angled Center Console|
|Easy Access Front Ports|
|Front Facing Speakers||2 x 15 W||
70″ 4K: 2 x15 Watts
75″ 4K: 2 x15 Watts
86″ 4K: 2 x 20 Watts
|Classroom Essential Apps (Whiteboard, Annotate, Spinner, Timer)|
|Promethean Lesson Delivery Software||Included||Included|
*Wi-Fi module included in the U.S. region.
ActivPanel Elements Series: FAQs on Interactive Displays for Education
For over 20 years, Promethean has been dedicated to education. We were one of the first companies to introduce the interactive whiteboard for the classroom and the ActivPanel Elements Series continues our tradition of developing purposefully designed products that are designed by teachers for teachers, to be used in the classroom. The ActivPanel Elements Series interactive displays are created specifically for the classroom and are based on extensive user research to deliver the ease-of-use that matters to teachers and students, as well as the security and manageability trusted by IT professionals and K-12 administrators. Don’t forget, Promethean’s range of interactive screens also include ActivInspire lesson delivery software included at no extra cost, and with no subscription requirements!
Older generations of interactive boards for classrooms relied on projector-based technology. These systems worked by connecting a laptop or computer to a projector, which then projected an image on to an interactive whiteboard. These projector systems would often require periodic maintenance to replace bulbs, filters, and even the projector itself.
Today’s range of interactive displays for education (such as the Promethean ActivPanel Titanium and Nickel models) are based on LED technology and do not require a separate projector unit, and therefore, are practically maintenance-free with much longer lifespans than older projector-based systems.
The ActivPanel Elements series range of interactive displays for the classroom utilizes a customized version of the Android 8 operating system, providing a greater level of speed, reliability, and security. It allows for enhanced over-the-air updates that save time and provides an open, extensible interactive display platform for easy integration in any school technology environment. If you’re interested in learning more about updating the ActivPanel, visit the Panel Management page for further explanations.
Designed specifically for education, the Promethean developed Whiteboard App is included on the ActivPanel Elements Series range of interactive displays. The intuitive Whiteboard App combines the best interactive display writing and drawing experiences together with an easy to use platform so teachers can get started instantly annotating and with no training required. A great place to start is on the Promethean Support website, where you can download a Whiteboard app user manual.
In addition to the interactive Whiteboard App, a variety of Promethean Classroom Essential apps are included with the ActivPanel Elements Series interactive display. The Annotation App allows teachers to write over any content at any time, regardless of the connected source. Teachers can also use the Screen Capture App to capture an image, crop, and import into the Whiteboard app. The ActivCast App provides the ability to collaborate from anywhere in the classroom by mirroring up to four devices to the ActivPanel Elements Series at once. The customizable Spinner and Timer Apps add excitement to any classroom interactive display lesson activities.
Teachers have the ability to connect their computers to the ActivPanel Elements Series interactive display in order to display their computer-based lessons using interactive whiteboard software, or presentations. Connecting a computer is not required in order to utilize the interactive panel. Because the ActivPanel Elements series is preloaded with Classroom Essential Apps, such as the Interactive Whiteboard app, and teachers can access curated educational apps from the Promethean store, the ActivPanel Elements series can be used to deliver lessons with all the preloaded educational tools simply by plugging in the power cord.
Controlled, multi-device mirroring lets teachers move freely and teach from anywhere in the classroom. During a lesson, the teacher can interact with shared screens directly from the ActivPanel, increasing student collaboration, and participation. Promethean provides opportunities for sharing devices through what it calls ‘Screen Share’, available on ActivPanel Elements Series with firmware v3.2 or above and the ActivConnect OPS-G with firmware v2.4.2 or above.
For more information on Screen Share, please see this Promethean Support website article.
The free teaching resources in the new Promethean Store can be accessed via the Unified Menu and offers an education-focused app marketplace experience, making it simple for teachers to discover and install a wide range of curated third-party Android apps directly onto the ActivPanel Element Series interactive displays. Furthermore, additional devices such as the Promethean Chromebox or ActivConnect can optionally be purchased and connected to the Elements series interactive displays. These devices can be used to access and download Android apps from the Google Play store.
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In addition to the apps delivered with the ActivPanel, all models in the Elements series range of interactive panels include a single user license for ActivInspire Professional Edition, the original interactive whiteboard software. Designed specifically for use on classroom interactive displays, ActivInspire is a classroom lesson creation and delivery software that has been downloaded by teachers in classrooms across the world. Users can also create free accounts on ClassFlow, Promethean’s cloud-based lesson creation and delivery software, which has access to hundreds of online free teaching resources.
Internet connectivity is not required to use the interactive displays, however, the only preloaded app that requires an internet connection to function correctly is the web browser. In terms of the teaching software, Promethean’s award-winning ActivInspire lesson delivery software can also be used offline, without the need for internet connectivity.
Promethean offers a range of intelligent and flexible computing options (known as computing modules) so schools can choose the interactive display operating system that works best for their IT ecosystem. The Promethean OPS-M is an optional Windows® computing module that creates an all-in-one, large format Windows experience on the ActivPanel Elements Series interactive display for the classroom. The advantages of using a computing module such as the OPS-M are that they can be easily updated and slotted neatly into the ActivPanel with ease. If your school isn’t on a Microsoft ecosystem then don’t worry, Promethean also has a computing module (the Chromebox) for Google ecosystem networks.
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Promethean is committed to continuously improving our interactive display experience. Regular software releases for the Elements series may include new functionality, OS and firmware updates, security updates, and other improvements. Promethean will notify users when an update is available, and the updates can be downloaded over the internet (over-the-air) or be applied manually via a USB drive.
How do I learn more about these updates? The best place to start is with the Promethean Support website. There’s a large knowledge base of articles to browse through that can help you understand how to check for updates. Below are some great starting articles.
U.S. and Canada based customers can request a LIVE 30-minute customized demo by clicking here. During this demo we will learn about your requirements, understand your interactive display software needs, answer your questions, and tour the features and functionality of our ActivPanel Elements series interactive displays range. You will learn how the Promethean solution inspires collaboration, ease of instruction, student engagement, and creates a love of learning. Your exclusive demo will be hosted by a Promethean Education Consultant who combines years of classroom teaching with experience training educators and implementing education technology.