Create your hive of activity with one easy-to-use and easy-to-adopt interactive software.
Create your digital ink with different coloured pens, shapes and page backgrounds. Handwriting and shape recognition for those who like to sketch out content quickly. Import images and video. The included mini-apps can be used to help you create an engaging innovative delivery style to help keep the attention of your audience.
SMART & PROMETHEAN FILE OPENING
Hive opens SMART .notebook and Promethean files with all the layering and animation intact! For teachers who have a bank of resources they want to continue using when moving to interactive display technology, Hive offers freedom from subscription fees.
Once you have Hive open it’s super-easy to start a Nexus Collaboration session. Students can use their own tablet or laptop devices to connect. Straight away, they’ll be able to see the front-of-class screen mirrored on their device. With your permission they can then contribute to content on the front-of-class screen from their tablet or laptop for everyone to see. Hosts can send files to participants and receive files from participants. 5 participant licences are included with each Hive licence. Additional participant licences can be purchased separately (Hive can create a collaboration nexus of up to 40 users).
ASSESSMENT, VOTING & FEEDBACK
During a Nexus Collaboration session you can start timed response sessions. These can be yes/no, multiple choice or essay questions. Once the allocated time is finished, Hive automatically collates the responses and produces the results in a pie chart. This is great for quickly identifying weak areas of understanding that may need a refresher.
Connect to your Dropbox and Google Drive account and drag in your cloud resources onto a whiteboard page easily. Search SMART Exchange or Classflow for keywords, thumbnail results appear directly in the Hive Cloud panel, drag multi-media content directly from here onto the page.
MULTIPLE FILE SUPPORT
Use the Hive tools to annotate and enhance presentation of files created in Word, PDF or PowerPoint. No need to have the original software installed, Hive converts the file so you have the flexibility to use resources created in other software easily.
NO SUBSCRIPTION FEES TO PAY
Including dedicated support and free upgrades.
TAKE A CLOSER LOOK
Hive includes lots of mini apps designed to help you enhance your content and presentation style. Here are a few of our users favourites. You don’t need to be connected to the internet to use the software unless you want to access online resources or start a Nexus Collaboration session.
Access a library of clipart to help visualise concepts. Easily move the images around, resize them, clone them and cut them.
Don’t like your handwriting? Hive comes with handwriting recognition that converts your writing into easily resizable text. You can also choose the default text and font size for the conversion. You can also convert retrospectively.
BOARD IN BOARD
A popular mini app. Write down the concepts you are discussing and have easy access to this pull down area no matter what you’re doing: whether surfing the net, watching a video or making notes on the Hive page.
Make the most of the touch interface, the infinite page can easily be navigated so you can get all your ideas down without having to create multiple pages. Use the page navigator to scroll to the content you need on your infinite page or one touch will reset you back to ‘home’.
No need to lose your creativity when it comes to tables, drop in clip art and hand written text or if you prefer the more traditional look, use handwriting recognition to drop in the text. Interactive table creation made fun!
WHEN A BLANK CANVAS DOESN'T HAVE TO BE WHITE
Easily change the background of your page. You also have the option to create custom backgrounds. Many dyslexic users are sensitive to the brightness high contrast colours cause. To avoid this, we’ve provided off-white colours for your background, like light gray or tan. You can also use a dark gray for your text instead of pure black to cut the glare even more.
Use Hive’s AnnoScript mini app to convert your hand drawn mind maps in to fully resizable and editable professional vector mind maps . Perfect for reference documents.
Hive gives the user an accurate responsive experience (great for handwriting modelling).
PLUG AND PLAY
Access a library of clipart to help visualise concepts or drop in your own resources just as easily. Plug in a flash drive and your files will appear in the resource bank window. Images, PDF, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Smart and Promethean files can be pulled in easily.
Convert an image/picture containing text into fully editable text. Perfect for editing older resources to make them more accessible to your audience.
Draw out a piechart and let Hive’s mini-app AnnoScript convert it into a vector diagram that can be easily resized, edited or even converted into a graph.
Get your students moving with the mandala mini app. Create fun art that can then be saved as an image for them to keep.
Whilst not a replacement for a dedicated visualiser, adding a webcam to Hive gives you access to the visualier mini-app. Great for projecting content onto your front of room screen. Take snapshots and annotate to create reuseable material.
TOOLS FOR EVIDENCING & CREATING REVISION RESOURCES
Whether pre-planned or retrospective, we’ve given you a few different ways to record sessions and replay content to help students who don’t understand the first time around or for you to provide as revision resources.
Copy the whole or part of your screen (or an irregular shape onto your Hive whiteboard page to create quick up to date resources.