How to use a tablet with a smart board

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How to use a tablet with a smart board
Projecting the images from your tablet to your Smart Board is a simple procedure. (Richard Newstead/Lifesize/Getty Images)

With the increasing use of tablets and the creation of new software to create presentations on a tablet, there is an increasing need for technology to share these presentations. Smart Boards have been used in this capacity for some time now, but the need for tablet compatibility is a somewhat new dilemma. Luckily, hooking your tablet up to be projected on a Smart Board is no more difficult than connecting with a laptop.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Tablet
  • Projector
  • Projector power cord
  • Apple Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter
  • VGA cord with male ends
  • Smart Board
  • Smart Board power cord

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  1. 1

    Plug in your projector.

  2. 2

    Plug in your Smart Board.

  3. 3

    Hook up the VGA cable to the back of the projector.

  4. 4

    Plug the Apple Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter into your tablet.

  5. 5

    Connect the VGA cable to the Apple Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter.

  6. 6

    Turn on the projector.

  7. 7

    Turn on the tablet.

  8. 8

    Adjust the input settings on your projector until you see your tablet projected on the screen.

Tips and warnings

  • This is the most basic set-up for projecting with a Smart Board and a tablet. Consult your Smart Board owner's manual for Bluetooth settings.

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