Powering our line of Raptor Interactive whiteboards, award-winning Raptor software allows presenters to create, assemble and present content for engaging environments that enrich learning and collaboration. Its unique, Raptor Interactive tools allow learners and presenters to write, diagram, manipulate and annotate on boards with ease. An open design allows for instructional material in multiple formats from many sources, including web resources and publisher content, eliminating importing or compatibility issues. Multi-user mode, advanced recognition features and a library of available content make Raptor the ideal platform to compel cooperation and connection.
IWB software main tool bar holds a full combination of the most frequently used tools as illustrated below. You can move the main tool bar to any where you prefer or hide it as you want to.
Over 80 Raptor Interactive tools are available for instructors to facilitate material, access content and ultimately drive group work. One touch can access pen, highlighter, text, shapes and more. Create richer sessions with unlimited activity options. Common tools include:
RAPTOR IWB software toolbar includes the following:
There are lots of hidden submenus in the drop-down menu as the following:
RAPTOR software offers a picture gallery, in which there are hundreds of images categorized to different subjects. Use these pictures to animate a class or presentation in a vivid and easy way!
Instructution:Click the icon or click “draw- image”, we will enter the image gallery.
Select a picture, click “open”, then drag out the picture on any position of the board. You will see the picture shown with some controlling point as the following:
In the tab “view”, we can select what toolbar to be shown or hidden by ticking on or ticking off.
By dragging something like this we can move the toolbar to any position.
Click the icon to select any object on the board, then we can see the object is surrounded by a few controlling points through which we can move, zoom in/out, rotate the object. This the same as controlling a picture as mentioned in “4.4”. What’s more, we can modify the object in the “Attribute”.
Touch and drag on the board with two or more fingers at the same time, then it will appear the icon on the board, which suggests that we are moving the screen on the board now.
Another way, we just need to click the Roam function then we can move the screen with only one finger.
Being able to move the backdrop is very meaning, which can supply us unlimited writing space. When the current page is fully written, we just need to move the backdrop, so as to get new blank for writing. The original written content is still be on their position. Each position will be indicated in the left-top corner.
Raptor software supports all the pictures from different resource, not only we can use the original pictures coming with the software itself, but also we can use the pictures coming from the user’s computer. That means the image gallery can be enriched unlimitedly. And the backdrops can be customized to be any picture from the image gallery.
We can set for the whiteboard in “system setting”. There are many ways to open the “system setting”.
● Click the icon
● Right click(touch and hold for 2 seconds on the board), then choose “system setting”.
● Click the “edit” tab and choose “system setting”.
In the “system setting”, we can set the property of the solid pen , soft pen, fluorescent pen, stripe pen ,geometry shape and measurement tools.
Click “new” in the “file” tab or the icon “new” to create a new file. The system will question you whether to save the current document. After choosing “yes” or “no”, a new file will be created.
1. Click” file—save”or the icon /”save as “ or the icon to save contents inYT format, which is owned by RAPTOR. It is available in RAPTOR software only.
2. Click” file—export” ,or the icon we can save files in formats such as jpg，bmp， gif，tif，png，htm, pdf, wmf, emf, word, excel, ppt. This function applies to the current page only.
Click “draw — text “or , you will see the following:
In the red handwriting area, your writing will be converted to standard text. Besides the “write recognize”, we can use the “keyboard” to input text.(we can also find the keyboard tool in this way: tools-special tool-screen keyboard)
Note: we can change the setting of the text as demonstrated below:
Screen record can save all the operation on the board into a video, through which the students
are enabled to review the lesson easily. The operation is as the following: Click tools - screen record or the icon , then we will see
click it to stop REC, and start to choose the saving route.
Note: it’s available to open multiple screen record to REC the content at different time.
Screen capture is like a camera, we can use it to capture anything into a picture.
We can find Screen capture in “tools- screen capture” , the icon is . We can choose to use full screen capture or region capture. Note: The picture captured can be zoomed in/out and rotated.
We can find it in “draw- intelligent pen”, the icon is . Intelligent pen is very smart and useful, which brings convenience to your lesson and presentation. It can recognize the following random shapes into standard shapes:
Select the Elastic function from the tag Draw, or click the icon directly. Click/ touch the whiteboard to select the starting point, click or drag the rest corner based on the selected starting point, and double click the mouse or simply the whiteboard to finish the drawing of
an irregular polygon. As illustrated below:
Re-edition of the drawn polygon is allowed. To revise its shape, it is done with absolutely simplicity by dragging either the corner-point or the side to change its shape.
Spot Light acts as a highlight tool, it can draw the attention of students to focus on particular contents on the whiteboard.
Click the icon , or click it in “tools-spotlight”. We can drag the spotlight circle to any position to highlight anything as we wish.
Operation can take place within the spotlighted area. Hold your finger on the dark screen for two seconds or click the menu on the right bottom of the whiteboard for attibute menu. Set the attributes through the pop-up menu and sub-menu. As illustrated below:
Screen cover can make the covered content seemed mysterious, students will be eager to see the content when revealing the cover slowly.
Click the icon , or “tools- screen cover”, then the cover will appear with four arrows as illustrated below：
Hold your finger on the screen cover for two seconds or click the right button of the mouse or click the menu on the right bottom of the whiteboard, so as to set its attributes through the pop-up menu and sub-menu. As specifically illustrated below:
Select Screen Highlight through the Tool tag in “tools- screen highlight”, or click icon to cover the present screen first. Then use your finger / mouse to circle the area that you want to highlight. The highlighted area will be displayed as illustrated below:
Note: The Screen Highlight and Spotlight are of similar functions. Contents either highlighted or spotlighted can be edited and operated on.
On many occasions, teachers will walk down from the platform to interact with students. The screen arrow can be used to identify the the main points or the on-going contents. In this way, every student can easily follow up with the class, and teachers can avoid influence of any exterior interference on the teaching quality and schedule.
Select Screen Arrow through “tools-screen arrow”, or click icon, then you will see a red arrow in the middle of the screen. Drag the head part of the arrow to change its direction or position.
Click the right button of the mouse or hold your finger on the arrow for two seconds to activate its setting menu to change its attributes or to exit. As illustrated below:
One of the many important features of this software is to annotate on WORD, EXCEL, PPT, the screen, and even a video. Select Screen Write through “tools-screen write”， or click icon, an operating menu will display on the right bottom. The default state of Screen Write is “write”, we can switch the state to “clear”(erase contents), to “computer”(operating computer), to “setting”, or to “exit” (exit the Screen Write function).
When we are writing on Microsoft Office files such as WORD, EXCEL, PPT , we can click “office embed” to insert our handwriting into those files. Note: To save the handwriting into WORD, EXCEL, PPT, please switch to “computer” firstly, so we can click the “save” icon of the Microsoft office files. The saved handwriting can be edited and deleted in the WORD, EXCEL, PPT.
Click “video” icon, choose and open the video file, drag along the screen to locate and place the video player, and click on the play icon on the left bottom to start playing. Specific procedures as illustrated below:
Note: This software supports the playing of multi videos simultaneously, the progress of each video can be adjusted separately without influencing the others.
The size of the player window can be enlarged or contracted through the dragging of its controlling points around the window. Screen Write function can be used to make annotation when playing the video
When a few pictures are piled up together, each picture takes up a different layer. Clicking Top, Bottom, Up One Level, Next Level from the “Edit” tag or click on the toolbar, we can easily change the layers of pictures or texts or geometry shapes as illustrated below:
The whole operating process on the board can be redisplayed by the following buttons: Back up: Display the operating process backwards, say from the end to the beginning. Rebroadcast: Display the operating process forwards,say from the beginning to the end. Pause: Pause the rebroadcasting progress. Annotation or explanation can be made on the displayed content at this status. Continue: Continue to play from the pause. This function is in accordance with the Pause function.
Reset: Stop rebroadcasting. Note: After rebroadcasting, please do click this button to end the application before conducting other operations. Speed setting: Adjust the speed of rebroadcasting.
Click the icon to activate the random selection window. Set the attributes as illustrated below:
To make it more user-friendly, the software has imported the tool of calculator. Select Calculator through “tools-special tool-calculator” or click the icon , then the calculator will display. Just use your finger/mouse to touch/click the Calculator on the screen, it will be interesting and convenient. As illustrated below:
It’s easy to enlarge any part on the screen with the help of the Magnifier. Just select the Magnifier though “tools-special tool-magnifier”, or click icon directly to activate the magnifier window. The part centered around the cursor can be enlarged in adjustable proportion. The attributes of the Magnifier can be set by Magnifier controlling menu. It is illustrated as below:
NOTE: Drag the magnifier to move around, click Exit to quit the function.
The Clock shows the time of the system, and can be used to count down or count time. The Clock window can be moved to any location, and its properties can be adjusted in the Setting.
Select a measure tool, and drag along on the screen. The selected measure tool will show on the screen accordingly. Adjust the controlling points surrounding the tool to enlarge, contract, and rotate it. Use any writing tool to draw along the scale of the measure tools, so as to get accurate line, angle, and arc.
It’s important that whenever a member of the teaching staff walks into a room they’re instantly familiar and comfortable with all the technology.