Accessing files on your ActivPanel

An instructor stands with her stylus at the Promethean ActivPanel

Did you know that your digital files and resources can be easily used on your Promethean ActivPanel? The ActivPanel provides various ways to access these files based on the apps and specifications found on individual panels.

The ability to access your files directly from your ActivPanel allows you to teach untethered from your teaching space and frees up your teacher device. The ActivPanel easily becomes a standalone device for use with your students.

The ActivPanel comes equipped with a PDF viewer that allows you to easily retrieve a PDF file from a connected USB drive. Use the Annotate and/or Screen Capture apps to allow interaction with the PDF on the ActivPanel and within the Whiteboard.

Using an external USB device

Existing resources that you have may be saved to an external USB device. This gives you the freedom to carry your files with you from one ActivPanel to the next without needing to log in to a cloud-based storage system on multiple panels. The USB device is also an excellent option for sharing files between colleagues and accessing files with or without applications downloaded to the ActivPanel.

  • Insert the USB drive into the port on the front of your ActivPanel
  • Tap your desired file
  • PDF files will open in the PDF viewer on your ActivPanel
  • Images are easily accessed

For Google or Office 365 files:

  • Tap the file you wish to use
  • The file displays as View Only
  • Interact with the file using the ActivPanel touch features
  • Use the annotate and screen capture features

Using Office 365 OneDrive files and applications

Using Office 365 files saved to your OneDrive is a snap when logging in to the Office 365 platform through the ActivPanel Chromium browser.

Through the Unified Menu, open the Locker and select the Chromium Browser app.

From the Chromium browser, navigate to log in to your Office 365 account. From your Office 365 account, simply access the files you wish to present. Tap the three dots to the right side, tap Desktop site from the drop-down menu. You will find the same features you enjoy with the desktop apps used on your computer.

Digging Deeper

Complete our Teaching with Your ActivPanel course to learn even more tips and tricks for using your existing resources.