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SimplicitySlate Getting Started
The SimplicitySlate is one of the least expensive components of an interactive classroom, yet it delivers so much value.  It allows you to be mobile in your classroom, interacting with students and media from anywhere in the room.  
 
It fits seamlessly into your existing instruction plan because it works with the tools you already use, such as PowerPoint, your favorite whiteboard software, and just about any application on your computer.  
 
Once you start using a slate to manage your classroom instruction you won’t want to go back to being tethered to your whiteboard or computer. 
 
Here are a couple of videos about the SimplicitySlate.
 
Setup the hardware: Click Here
 
Tips for using the pen:  Click Here
 

Setting it up

  1. Insert the 2 AA batteries into the back of the slate and insert the AAA battery into the pen.
     
  2. Remove the Receiver Dongle from the back battery storage compartment of the SimplicitySlate.  
     
  3. Place the small USB Receiver in a USB port on your computer, the driver will install automatically. When you first put this USB Receiver Dongle in the computer's USB Port, the USB Receiver should flash a few times.
     
  4. Pair the device by locating the button under the image of a "sun" half asleep and half awake on the front, top right of the slate. 
     
  5. Press this "sun button" and HOLD while you turn the pad to ON (ON/OFF switch is on the side of pad).  When you turn the pad ON, you should be holding the "sun button" at the same time. 
     
  6. Then the pad's LED light should start blinking blue.  This light blinks blue when the pad is active and successfully linked to the computer. 
     
  7. If the pad goes into sleep mode after a few minutes of inactivity, simply press the sleep/wake "sun image button" to wake it. This pairing process is necessary once.  
     
  8. After the device is paired, you only need to power the slate on/off using the side power switch.
     
  9. Once the SimplicitySlate is active (blinking blue) then the Pad has been successfully linked to the computer.  At this point, you can hover the pen slightly over the pad and the cursor will appear on your computer screen.

    No software is necessary for this.  Your SimplicitySlate will now afford you the freedom to control your computer as you move around the room.
 

Power Troubleshooting

  • If the Slate does not have an actual Power Indicator Light when powering on the slate you will need to look for the pad's tiny LED Light blinking Blue.  
     

  • Regardless of the Pen or the Pen battery status, this blinking blue light on the pad itself means that the pad is powered properly and has been successfully linked to the computer, thus signifying that both the Slate and the tiny USB Receiver Dongle are both functioning properly.
     

  • If the slate's LED will not blink blue (and you know the proper link-up procedure was followed) then the problem is either in the Simplicity Slate itself OR the USB Receiver Dongle. It is usually one or the other. Very rarely is it both.
     

  • If the power light blinks RED, the batteries are low.  
     
  • If there isn't any illuminated color on the sensor, the device did not Pair properly.  Follow the set-up steps.
     
  • Keep in mind that it is not uncommon to have to place the tiny USB Receiver Dongle in a different USB Port on the computer since all USB Ports are not always powered the same.
     
  • The USB dongle has to be plugged into your computer for your SimplicitySlate to work. The USB cable that comes with your SimplicitySlate is only used for power (If you do not have batteries or your batteries are dead).
     
  • The USB cable does not transfer the data as the USB dongle does.

 

 

If none of these solutions help resolve your issue go ahead and submit a support ticket: Click Here 
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