Learn with Smartbox Academy
Welcome to the home of interactive training on Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), Grid and other Smartbox products, with courses ranging from beginner to expert.
The Academy has everything you need to kickstart or continue your professional development, learn the basics of Grid software, and grow your skills as an effective communication partner to someone who uses AAC.
Our courses are designed for speech and language professionals, occupational therapists, teachers, students, academics and others supporting AAC users.
Our catalogue features courses suitable for getting started and expanding your knowledge, including video-based short courses, full-length courses and live online workshops.
Short Course: Gettin... (SC09)
Grid for iPad Learni... (FC03)
Live Workshop: Simpl... (LW02)
Tour and explore the Academy
Join Smartbox Head of Training, Kerry, for an overview of the
- Where you sign up and log in
- Browsing the catalogue and enrolling on your first course
- How to track your achievements with certificates and badges
- Where to find additional information and support
Download a free trial of Grid
Download Grid to follow along with all courses on the Academy, with a free trial available on Windows and iPad.
Get started with Grid:
- For 60-days with a free trial on Windows
- With a 30-day free trial of Grid for iPad, available on the app store
Earn badges, banners and certificates so others can see your progress and successes.
Courses are easy to complete on the go - load up the Academy on a laptop, Smartphone or tablet.
Gain Professional Development Hours (PDHs) which can be logged with your relevant awarding body.
Benefit from combined expertise found across Smartbox and tap into the latest research.