The Board Wizard in SymbolStix PRIME is an online tool for creating instant projects without the hassle of downloading software or taking numerous updates. SymbolStix users create learning activities and communication supports on the website - anytime, anywhere. The projects are stored online using a modern tagging system to meet the needs of a fast-paced classroom or caseload.
The Board Wizard is a revolutionary way to create your own supplemental content. We hope you enjoy the possibilities of creating your therapy and communication needs using one of our premade templates or making your own.
Activities created in the Board Wizard are supported with text to speech, using the same voice as News-2-You and Unique Learning System. View and hear activities on computers, iPad/tablet, or interactive whiteboards to enhance and extend instruction.
Select from dozens of pre-built activities, customize an activity by size, create a custom activity, or choose one of the popular communication device templates within the Wizard. There are many premade templates that can help you quickly create activities to support your students, such as vocabulary strips, math sets, or level 1 questions. Customize a board by selecting the desired number on your grid. The combinations are endless here! The device templates include several well-known communication overlay templates that will fit the named device, such as GoTalk 9 or Prox Talker 10.
Use SymbolStix PRIME’s Board Wizard™ by selecting from dozens of pre-built templates, creating your own customized board using AutoGrid™, building your own custom activity, or with communication device overlays.
Create a New Activity
Select an activity to begin creating. Chose to pre-populate your board with symbols from saved Collections or Nothing, provide a name for the board, and select Create.
Edit the Activity
Add symbols to your board from the right menu. You can select symbols from your symbol bank, search for symbols from the entire SymbolStix library, or upload your own image. Drag a symbol from this menu to your board, or select multiple symbols from the symbol bank and use the populate button to send several to the board at once.
Drag a symbol from one placeholder to another on the board.
Text travels with the symbol to its placeholder.
Edit the text of your symbol by clicking on it and using the menus to the left of it.
With the editing menus, you can:
- Edit the text label of the symbol.
- Edit the speech text of the symbol.
- Change the font family, color and size of the text.
- Change the skin tone of a symbol.
- And change the background color of the symbol placeholder.
Save and Print
You can save your activity from the top menu. When you save your activity, it will be stored in My Boards for you to access at a later time as well as edit, print from, or build new activities. Be sure to save your changes before exiting the activity or using the Save As feature.
Add tags to your activity to help locate your creations. Consider using tags with student name, class period, subject, device, or anything you wish.
When you save an activity, it will appear in My Boards. You can edit a saved board, print from, or make a new activity from a saved board as well as add tags to your board from this area.