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SMART Learning Suite Online is getting a NEW NAME!

For those of you who are users of the SMART Learning Suite, you will be aware that your annual subscription gives you access to the full version of SMART Notebook as well as access to the powerful online software SMART Learning Suite Online or SLSO and as of June 26th 2021, there is going to be a slight change to one of theses two elements – the SMART Learning Suite Online (SLSO)

In a press release that was emaikled to all SLSO users on Saturday the 29th of May, SMART finally acknowledged something that has been a little issue for all the users, the name of the online version. SMART Learning Suite Online was always a mouthful to say, and while SLSO was a lot easier, for new users to the platform, this acronym sometimes made it a little tricky to understand what was being talked about. With this in mind, SMART have decided to rebrand the SMART Learning Suite Online (SLSO) to:

In the press release, SMART goes on to tell us the meaning behind the new logo:

“The little firefly in the logo represents the luminescence, spark, and aha lightbulb moments the software is designed to enable your students and teachers.” 

So, from June 26th 2021, your SMART Learning Suite subscription will provide you with access to the following two amazingly powerful education software platforms

1 – SMART Notebook (downloadable software)

2 – Lumio (Online/cloud based learning platform)

*Note – The logos for SMART Learning Suite and SMART Notebook will not change, so the icons that identify the software that you have come to know and love will stay the same – the only element that is changing is the online version of the software. 

To try and assist teachers and schools with the transition, we have provided some questions and answers that may answer any concerns that you may have in the space below.

WHAT DOES THIS CHANGE MEAN TO MY SUBSCRIPTION?

In short… absolutely nothing. 

Currently, your SMART Learning Suite subscription provides you with access to the full version of SMART Notebook as well as access to SMART Learning Suite Online and as of June 26th this access will not change. You will still be able to download and unlock the full version of SMART Notebook as well as being able to sign onto your SMART Learning Suite Online account – the only difference will be the name on the SLSO page.

WILL THE RESOURCES, GAMES AND OTHER FEATURES IN SLSO CHANGE TOO?

No they wont. 

All the features that you know and love in the SLSO platform will stay the same. There will just be a new logo sitting at the top of the page.

DOES THIS MEAN I WILL NEED TO RESUBSCRIBE AT JUNE 26TH – EVEN IF MY SUBSCRIPTION IS DUE YET?

Absolutely NOT.

If you have a current subscription, it will just roll over into the new Lumio product. You will have the same digital classroom id and all your lesson files will be stored in your dashboard/account. 

The only differences will be:

  1. the logo that sits at the top will now be Lumio with the firefly
  2. when it comes to renewing your SMART Learning Suite license with Pro AV Solutions the language on the renewal notices will change from “accessing SLSO to accessing Lumio”

WILL I STILL BE ABLE TO ACCESS MY SLSO/LUMIO ACCOUNT WITH OLD URL?

Yes you will.

If you have bookmarked the https://suite.smarttech-prod.com so that you can quickly and easily log into your SLSO account then don’t worry, this URL will still be active and you can use it to log into the new Lumio portal. 

DO THE STUDENTS STILL USE “WWW.HELLOSMART.COM” TO ACCESS MY DIGITAL ROOM?

Yes they do – this element of the platform has not changed.

For those of you who have been around long enough, you will realise that “hellosmart.com” was once called “classlab.com” and while SMART made the transition to “hellosmart” a few years ago the original classlab.com URL still works today – redirecting students to the hellosmart.com student access portal.

So, just to reiterate, the students access portal is exactly the same as it was.

WILL MY LOG IN DEATILS CHANGE?

No they wont.

The signing in process for Lumio is exactly the same, with the same usernames.

WILL THE HOME PAGE LOOK DIFFERENT?

Maybe…

While SMART haven’t said anything about this in their press release, we expect that when you type in suite.smarttech.com to sign in to your SLSO/Lumio account, there will most likely be some changes here. There will definitely be the new logo featured prominently on the page, and there may be some additional videos and resources that explain the change. 

We don’t think there will many changes to the dashboard when you log in. Outside of the new logo, the PAVE Academy expect the layout to be exactly the same. 

If you have a question about this transition that isn’t answered in this article, please reach out to our Education Specialist Ben Pisani on 0411 148 950 or ben.pisani@proav.com.au and he will answer all of your questions.

References

Transformation in Progress
Press Release dated Saturday 29th May 2021
By: SMART Technologies