Teachers love SMART Boards because they assist students to focus, boost knowledge retention and encourage interaction with lessons. They allow students to connect to the board and interact in real-time which enhances collaboration.

What is SMART Mirror?

SMART Mirror lets you and your students use wireless networks to share devices to the SMART display. You can stream to the SMART display from many devices and across any network.

App-free screen sharing is a feature of SMART Boards that allows students to share simply by using their device’s screen-sharing technology. For example, students using Chromebooks can use the Chromecast tool, iPad or Apple users can use the screen mirroring tool while those with Windows devices can utilise Miracast tools to share their screens with a SMART Board.

Teachers can control and monitor the devices connected to the SMART Board display and can give control to a specific student’s device.

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How do you Connect to SMART Mirror?

There are 3 different ways you can connect to SMART Mirror. You can download and run the SMART Mirror app, use the native streaming technology of the device you are using i.e., Chromebooks or connect using a web browser.

This post gives you step-by-step instructions on how to connect using your preferred option.

If you are a visual learner, you can also access the specific instructional video on “How to Connect” by simply clicking on the appropriate images.


 

Option 1: Connect to SMART Mirror using the SMART Mirror App

This option gives you access to all SMART Mirror features, including the advanced screen sharing capability.

  1. Go to the SMART support site and download and install the app for your Windows or Mac computer
  2. Open the app on your computer
  3. On the display’s Home screen, tap Screen Share
  4. The SMART Mirror home screen opens and displays a six-digit session ID
  5. On your computer, type the session ID
  6. Type your name and click Connect
  7. We’ll assume you’re the first person to connect, so select
  8. Share my screen so other participants can see your computer’s screen on the SMART display
  9. You can stop sharing your screen by opening the SMART Mirror App menu and selecting Quit SMART Mirror App
  10. The host can also disconnect individual participants. In the list of connected participants, select the participants you want to disconnect
  11. Select Disconnect, and confirm by selecting Yes, disconnect

Download on the app store

 

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Click on the image to watch a step-by-step video on how to connect using the SMART Mirror App


 

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Option 2: Connect to SMART Mirror using the Native Streaming from your device

CONNECT GOOGLE CAST

This option allows you to present without installing software on your device or worrying about admin rights

  1. Make sure your device is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as the display
  2. Tap Screen Share on the display’s Home screen
  3. The SMART Mirror home screen opens
  4. Make a note of the Session ID
  5. You’ll need this when you connect with Google Cast
  6. Open Chrome
  7. Tap More (three dots in the upper-right corner), then Cast
  8. Select the Session ID
  9. To share the current browser tab in Chrome, select Cast tab
  10. To share the entire screen, select Cast desktop

Click on the image to watch a step by step video on how to connect to Google Cast from a Chrome browser

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CONNECT AIRPLAY

  1. Make sure your macOS or iOS mobile device is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as the display
  2. Tap Screen Share on the display’s Home screen
  3. The SMART Mirror home screen opens
  4. Make a note of the display’s name
  5. You’ll need this name when you connect with AirPlay
  6. Follow the instructions to open Screen Mirroring for that device
  7. Select the display’s name
  8. Type the six-digit session ID as shown on the SMART Mirror home screen
  9. Tap OK
  10. Your device’s desktop appears on the display’s SMART Mirror home screen
  11. On the display, the host selects your device and selects Invite to Present
  12. When you’ve finished sharing your macOS or iOS device’s screen, open the Control Centre again, tap Screen Mirroring, and then tap Stop Mirroring
  13. The host can also disconnect individual participants
  14. In the list of connected participants, select the participants you want to disconnect
  15. Select Disconnect, and confirm by selecting Yes, disconnect

Click on the image to watch a step-by-step video on how to use AirPlay to connect from a macOS or iOS device.


 

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Option 3: Connect to SMART Mirror using a Web browser

In this option, you don’t have to install apps or software either. You can just connect by a device’s native screen sharing technology or by SMART’s own Screen Sharing App.

  1. From the display’s Home screen, tap Screen Share
  2. The SMART Mirror home screen opens
  3. On your device, use a web browser to go to smartmirror.link, and select Connect via Web
  4. Type the six-digit session ID shown on the SMART Mirror home screen
  5. and type your name
  6. Click Connect
  7. We’ll assume you’re the first person to connect, so select Share my screen so other participants can see your computer’s screen on the SMART display
  8. Your computer’s desktop appears on the display’s SMART Mirror home screen
  9. You can choose to share the entire screen or an application window
  10. To stop presenting from the connected device, press the Stop presenting button
  11. The host can also disconnect individual participants
  12. In the list of connected participants, select the participants you want to disconnect
  13. Select Disconnect, and confirm by selecting Yes, disconnect
  14. That’s how to connect to the SMART Mirror using a Web browser

Click on the image to watch a step by step video on how to connect to SMART Mirror using a Web browser

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