Using Starboard Software

Getting started with Starboard software

Starting the Starboard

1. Click the Starboard icon on your desktop.3.png 
2. If the desktop icon is missing search "starboard" in


3. Select standard settings for a new session profile window. 

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Floating Toolbar

1. Select color, highlighters, lines & shapes.

    Pens:13.pngDefault pen used for drawingIntelliPen1Intelli-Pen draws auto adjusting lines & shapes.
   Color: 8BlackBlack 8RedRed 7.pngBlue  8GreenGreen 

   Stylus:8Highliter.JPGHighlighter2.pngSelect Color

2. More Options & Accessories.

Annotate & Save Starboard Files 

The following guide lists steps to draw and save a document.

 1. Starboard software starts in Normal-Pen mode13.pngto draw on whiteboard.

 2. The Status bar10.pngin upper corner displays pen type and page number.

 3. Toolbar in lower cornerpentoolbarhas pen, color, and line properties.

 4. Page will auto scroll or will manually scroll creating an infinite work space.  

 5. Save a document when closing the Starboard software. The file saves as a *yar file
     and be re-opened using the Starboard software. 
 6. To save as a PDF go to print menu and select Microsoft print to PDF.

The Interactive Desktop

Use Desktop mode to interact with the computer & draw on the desktop.

 1. Select mouse icon15.pngto interact with computer & desktop.

 2. In desktop mode use the Select tool 11.pngto open files and select objects.

 3. Desktop mode creates new page and uses the desktop as a whiteboard.

 4. To annotate on desktop select normal pen13.pngactivating options on toolbar.
 5. Select previous page12.pngor select the new page icon14.pngto start another page.

                           Whiteboard Mode                                                             Desktop Mode
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Screen Capture & Recording

Select Accessories icon to access screen capture and recording settings.

1. To screen capture click accessories icon22.pngand select screen capture in drop-down menu.

    Select screen capture: Desktop/Window/Drag/Freehand. Save as either a *png, *jpg, or *bmp file.

   Screen Capture Type  23.png

2. To start screen recording click the accessories icon22.pngand select screen recorder.
     Press recordRecordto begin.When finished press the stop recording button and save as a *.wmv file.

Uploading Images

Use the Gallery tab to upload and use images for classroom instruction.
 1. Select gallery tab to upload files or search images by selecting the My Files icon.myfiles.PNG

 2. Resize images using Select tool11.pngchange to Normal-Pen mode when finished.PencilIcon
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Keywordsstarboard software, starboard, whiteboard, projector, system, smartboard   Doc ID99916
OwnerAndrew H.GroupFVTC
Created2020-04-01 16:33:52Updated2021-05-26 09:11:08
SitesFox Valley Technical College
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