You can get the UP installer at http://up.ucsd.edu/download/.
If the installer indicates that you already have CP installed, you must remove it, then restart the UP installer. You can do this by going to the Control Panel (from the Start menu) and selecting "Add or Remove Programs." From this window you should remove Classroom Presenter (and the Instructor Mode Add-in, if you choose to also install the PowerPoint plugin).
The .msi installer will guide you through the setup process, allowing you to choose the destination directory and which users the installation will be applied to. Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1.4322 SP1 and Windows XP SP2 required.
You can find instructions on how to create your UP instructor account and classroom on the Instructor Welcome page.
UP's lectures use the ".csd" (Conferencing Slide Deck) file format. You can create .csd's in two ways:
PowerPoint (plugin required): Use the option "File → Export to CSD and Web." After saving the lecture on your own computer, you will be asked to choose your server and log in. You should use the server /up/ and enter your username and password. Then you will be given a window in which to select your classroom and name your lecture.
DeckBuilder: Open the deck using "File → Open" and then choose "File → Save As CSD." This saves a copy on your own computer. To put the lecture up in your virtual classroom, select "File → Save to Web." This window will allow you to select your classroom and name your lecture. You can also create a deck by making slides from images (most common image formats are accepted) using "Edit → Insert Image..."
At this point your lecture is viewable on the web. You can use the web-based instructor account to control access to and features of each lecture. You can find the address of your lecture by going to /up/, logging in, and clicking on your classroom.
Double-click on your saved .csd lecture to launch CP. When you start CP you will be prompted to connect to your classroom on the web. (You can always connect later by selecting "File → Sync to Web...") Enter your instructor username and password when prompted. You will be shown a window of your classrooms, once you choose a classroom, you will be shown the list of lectures in that classroom. Select today's lecture. You're ready to go — all of the ink that you add to the slides during lecture will be archived on the web!
Classroom Presenter uses Tablet PCs' second video card to project a different display than the instructor sees. Hence, you do not connect to the digital projector using Function-F5 (or however your machine indicates). Instead you will tell the Windows operating system to extend your windows desktop onto the second monitor. This " second monitor" is, in this case, the projector. The student view will be extended there.
Specific details can differ by machine model (some systems have shortcuts to do this), but all systems can accomplish this by:
On some Tablet PC models you may have to do this each time you connect to a projector, on others you may only need to do this once.
You also can lecture from blank slides. First, you must create a lecture to hold your slides, which can be accomplished two ways:
Then, to start lecturing from your new classroom:
Now, any ink that you add to the blank slides will be viewable on the web.
In class when you are ready to have students participate, click on the Presenter icon that is an envelope with wings. It should change from having an "anti" symbol in red to having a checkmark in green. When new submissions are available, a "New Submissions Available" option will load onto the menu bar (in text). Click on it, and the submissions will be loaded onto the "Student Submissions" tab at the bottom of your filmstrip view. Select your deck tab to switch back to the lecture.