I'd like to create a quiz using the MimioVote. Do I need to have the MimioVote plugged in to my computer to be able to create and access the question templates and preview the quiz once I've made one?
Good question! When you create a quiz or any type of MimioVote assessment, the only equipment you need is a computer with the MimioStudio software installed on it. You can open the notebook gallery, drag the desired question templates and fill them in with the appropriate questions. Questions can be completely text based or have a combination of text and pictures. MimioVote assessments can be embedded in a Mimio notebook lesson where you can have a few instructional slides followed by a few assessment slides or you can just create an assessment all by itself. Once you have completed the assessment, you can go back and preview for errors, omissions, or additions. When you are ready to give the assessment to a class, this would be the time to plug in the MimioVote device. If all is working correctly, you will see the MimioVote toolbar across the bottom of your notebook page. For additional help with the MimioVote device, check out the section for this device in the MimioClassroom User guide by following this link: https://mimio.boxlight.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/MimioClassroom_UG_...
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How can my students use MimioMobile with their Chromebook devices?
Great question! Chromebooks connect to MimioMobile through the web at this address: http://mobile.mimio.com. Once you get to the web address, you will see the options available to you for connecting. You can connect every mobile device in the classroom with the purchase of just one annual MimioMobile license. Details on how to purchase the annual license can be found on http://www.mimio.com/en-NA/Products/MimioMobile-Application.aspx. Without the license, you are allowed up to 3 devices to connect at a time. As always, if you get a chance, check out the many tips and suggestions offered in our Ask a Master section!
My school just received MimioTeach units with a few MimioViews. Can you tell me how the MimioView works?
Welcome to Mimio! The MimioView is a wonderful compliment to the MimioTeach, as with all of our products. The MimioView is a document camera which integrates seamlessly with the Mimio Studio software. It operates with one USB cable which plugs into your computer for its functionality and power. Once the power button is turned on you have the ability to project student work, 3D objects, live specimens, attach a microscope and view microscope slides, and even video. The unit comes with 2 side LED lamps which provide focused light on the magnified object. The images can be rotated or zoomed in as well as freezing and saving the image to the notebook or gallery for use later. Most of the MimioStudio tools also work with the images for markup and/or annotation. Using the MimioStudio Recorder, you can record your interactions with the MimioView object/document into an AVI movie file. There are many possibilities to using your MimioView which are only limited by your imagination! Enjoy the Mimio products and if you get a chance check out the many other tips and suggestions found in our Ask a Master section.
It's a new school year and I'd like to delete my previous year's classes, students, and activities. How can I do this or should I just add more classes to my existing grade book?
What a good question for the start of a new year. You can save your classes to a flash drive (USB stick) to have them as a reference to the activities you did throughout each marking period or term last year. They could also be printed out. Another option would be what you suggested, delete the classes with the students and activities and then start clean. I would highly recommend that you follow this link below and watch a video created by one of my colleagues that explains the whole deletion process.
Whatever you choose, we wish you a happy and productive school year!
I have viewed a number of the Mimio pre-recorded webinars and have found them to be extremely informative. I would like to use them as part of my own professional development for technology. Is there a way to obtain a certificate for continuing education units after watching/participating in these recordings?
Absolutely and you are so right. The Mimio Webinar series of live events and recordings are very informative and packed with lots of great suggestions, examples, and tips to enhance your Mimio experience in the classroom. Each live webinar or the pre-recorded webinars offer continuing education units via a certificate of completion once the webinar has been watched (by live participation or watching a recording). To obtain one for the pre-recorded webinars, you'll receive a link at the end of the viewing experience to click on in the chat box, take an assessment, submit it, and then a link will be emailed to you for the certificate. To obtain a complete listing of webinars, just follow this link: http://www.mimio.com/en-NA/Events/Tradeshows-Events.aspx. As always, if you get the chance, check out our Ask a Master section for additional tips, trick. and suggestions!
I am getting ready to upgrade my iPad to an iPad Air. Can it be used with MimioStudio?
Good question! Any iPad from the iPad 2 on, including the Apple iPad Air and Air 2, can be used with the MimioStudio software just like your previous iPad where you'll need to download the MimioMobile App from iTunes onto your new device. Once downloaded and opened, you can connect to your MimioStudio lessons as you've done in the past. More information on the MimioMobile App can be found at http://www.mimio.com/en-NA/Products/MimioMobile-Application.aspx. As always, if you get a chance, check out MimioConnect's Ask a Master section for additional tips and suggestions!