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Smart Boards: Start here


Using SMART kapp 42 Smart Boards

Check out a smart board equipment bag at the Circulation Desk.


  1. Download the free SMART kapp app (available for iOS & Android devices)
    • Don’t have a smartphone or tablet? Borrow an iPad. The SMART kapp app is preloaded.
  2. Attach the power cord to the smart board and plug it in to a power outlet.
    • The power cord, dry erase marker, and eraser are in a blue bag which is available for check out at the Circulation Desk. 
    • An orange circle icon on the bottom, right-hand corner of the screen will spin for a few minutes. It will turn green when the smart board is ready to use.
  3. Enable Bluetooth in your mobile device’s settings.
  4. Open the SMART kapp app.
  5. Scan the QR code on the bottom left-hand corner of the screen to pair your device with the smart board.
    • When the smart board has been successfully paired to your device, white Bluetooth and camera icons will appear on the bottom, right-hand corner of the screen (next to the green circle.


  1. Use only the dry-erase marker in the equipment bag to write on the screen.  Anything you write will also appear in the app.
  2. Use the camera icon on the smart board or in the app to take snapshots of the white board screen.
    • You can save your snapshots using various apps on your device, including email, Google Drive, Dropbox, Evernote, PDF, camera roll.
  3. If members of your team are participating in your meeting remotely, invite them to join your SMART kapp session.
    • No app required. Participants can view your session through their web browser.
  1. When you are finished:
    • Remember to save any snapshots you wish to keep.
    • Erase the board.
    • Return the equipment bag to the Circulation Desk.

A word of thanks

This project has been made possible by a Technology Grant from the New York Metropolitan Library Council (METRO).