Relay plug-in, similar to the one in Microsoft PowerPoint, for other software, specifically SMART Notebook?

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The Relay plugin works really well for PowerPoint, and I wondered if that functionality would be available in SMART Notebook. Notebook offers a different way of presenting, as there isn't necessarily a deck to go through, the individual pages are easily editable and flexible - recording the growth of the page would be more instructive than seeing the final, 'fixed' slide.

It would also allow the inclusion of Interactive Whiteboard annotations in the final video.
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Walter Pelowski, Customer Solutions Engineer

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Thanks for the request.  We do not currently have any additional add-ins outside of the PowerPoint add-in that would fit this description.

Have you tried the full desktop recorder and attempted to record these things?  We have, in years past recorded a number of things on Smartboards and all of the interactions, whiteboard annotations included, were recorded.  I'm not exactly sure if or how a Smart Notebook would be different, but it might not be.  And please forgive me if this is obvious to you, but you do know that you can record without the use of the Add-in?  The full recorder should record everything.

If I'm misunderstanding this request or this behavior, can you please send us a sample link of a sample recording and talk about what isn't being captured?  That should give me a better understanding of the things to which you're referring.

Thanks for your request and reaching out to us.

Sincerely,
Walter Mitchell Pelowski
Customer Solutions Engineer
http://www.techsmith.com
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Hi Walter, 

Yes, I had thought of doing a straight screen capture, but wondered if there might be something built-in coming in the future.

Thanks, Marcus
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Walter Pelowski, Customer Solutions Engineer

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Marcus,

  Try it out and let me know if it captures what you expect it to capture.  FWIW, the PPT add-in just makes it easier to capture things via PowerPoint; the full recorder captures all the same things, just with one or two more clicks.  The add-in is intended to be a reminder that "Hey, you're presenting something!  Would you like to capture it?" since it seems somewhat safe to assume that because of the nature of PowerPoint's purpose, that the user might want to capture what is being presented.

 In something like a Smartboard or Smart-device, I don't know if it's safe to assume that the user is going to want everything recorded.  Sometimes the person might just be trying to figure out problems on the whiteboard, or working with a student, etc.

  Anyway, please let us know how the full recorder works for you in this scenario and if it does what you need it to do.  We have really tried to keep the full recorder experience pretty simple in terms of what you need to do to capture the screen.  Ideally, you should be able to start and stop a recording very quickly and easily.

Walter
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Hi Walter,

I am sure it will work fine. Just trying out different things to help shift colleagues out of the PowerPoint only paradigm for delivering lesson content.

If there is any difference between normal usage when I try it with Smart Notebook, I will let you know.

Thanks for getting back to me so quickly.

Kind regards,

Marcus

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