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Using an Annotator in an LTS-equipped Classroom

The annotator provides a variety of tools that allow the user to project mark ups for any selected input source. These marks cannot be saved at this time.

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To use it, select ‘Annotator On’ from the touch-screen control.

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touchpad showing annotator button
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You can start annotating immediately, by writing on the computer monitor surface with the provided stylus or by using the mouse on the top of the table marked ‘Annotator’ (not the PC mouse in the drawer).

Whatever you write on the screen will be shown on the projector.

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Touching the green arrow in the top right corner of the computer monitor with stylus or annotator mouse opens the annotators toolbox. Drawing tools include: Pencil Draw, Ink Color Selection, Line Thickness, Highlight, Line, Arrow, Circle, and Square. The ‘Erase’ and ‘Clear’ buttons facilitate the removal of the notations you’ve made. There is also a ‘Whiteboard’ button that opens up a white surface for you to write on with these tools.

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A ‘Freeze’ button will freeze a video or document camera image for markup (note the DVD or tape will continue to run when you do this) use the touch-pad control to pause the player).
The ‘Zoom’ button allows you to select an area on the screen to enlarge, with a second touch releasing the zoom and 'Spotlight' selects an area for emphasis.
The 'Input' button allows you to select a different source so you don’t have to return to the touch-pad to do this.
There are also 'Undo' and 'Redo' buttons.

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To stop annotation, select 'Clear' from the tool menu to erase all your annotations and then select 'Annotator Off' on the touch-pad.

For additional help, please contact the LTS Help Desk at 610-758-4357 or helpdesk@lehigh.edu