Interactive writing software is a powerful tool that has advantageous features compared to the standard whiteboard. Faculty who use interactive writing software have said that they benefit from being able to save their annotations to post to Moodle, annotate over any document, and lecture capture integration. Professors will also tell you that reaching their goal of becoming proficient did not happen overnight, but over a period of time. Your engagement with the software may take some getting used to (as compared to the standard whiteboard). Nonetheless, once you are able to take advantage of the main features and more, you will be able to create more opportunities for your students to engage with your presentations.
There are two different Interactive software that have various pros and cons depending on your teaching style: SMART, SANKORE. In order for the respective interactive software to work, you must choose the right software that works for and your system. Practice is important and you will get better over time. Initially, you will need to take these questions into consideration:
Do I want to simply replace the whiteboard?
Do I want to incorporate annotation from presentation software like PowerPoint or Excel?
Do I want to annotate over .pdfs and pictures?
These questions and more can help you chose the right type of software for you. Feel free to work with an IT representative in order to find out which software will work best for your pedagogical needs.