Items Tagged as "Tools"

Video Codec Pack (Windows and Mac)

Have MimioStudio and getting a codec error when playing videos? This is the latest version of the K-Lite Codec Pack (designed as a user-friendly solution for playing all your movie files. With the K-Lite Codec Pack you should be able to play 99% of all the movies that you download from the internet.

A template for a Matching Board-Concentration type Game?

Tracy Tishion's picture

I'm looking to create a matching game of pictures and their Spanish name companion. Is there something like a template available that I can use or modify to meet my needs? I thought I saw something with popping balloons but can't locate it. I'd appreciate any help.


We can certainly help you out with your lesson development needs. Just follow this link below which will take you to a template that can be downloaded and inserted into your own Mimio notebook file. Once the file is in your notebook, you'll see 2 slides. The first is a sample and the second one is the editable one. There are directions which can be pulled out from the side but I have listed them here for your convenience:


1. Double Click on text box in each square.
2. Change text to create matching game.
3. Using the select tool - click on the edge of the bubbles > drag to cover text boxes.
4. Click Format>Locking>Lock.
5. You're all set!
Happy creating and as always, if you get the chance, check out the many other tips and suggestions found in the Ask a Master section.

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Screen Annotating a PDF File

Tracy Tishion's picture

I'd like to write on a PDF file. Do I use the screen annotation to do this? I'd like to repeat this and re-write on it for each one of my classes. Can you erase a screen annotation?


There are a couple of ways to write on the PDF file. You can insert the PDF file directly into a notebook page from wherever you have it stored on your computer. Just click on Insert>File on a notebook page and locate the stored file. You can re-insert the page with each class or simply erase the mark ups on the one page you inserted. Another option would be to simply open a PDF file outside of the notebook page but have your toolbar open to activate the screen annotation mode, which allows you to mark up the file. Remember that screen annotations are automatically saved in your gallery for future reference. You can even annotate the file with a certain class name which can be printed off for students to have a copy. You'll be amazed with the many possibilities and creative ways to use the MimioStudio's screen annotation. As always, if you get the chance, peruse the many other tips and suggestions that can be found in MimioConnect's Ask a Master.

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Cheryl P

Table Creating or Table Inserting?

Tracy Tishion's picture

Can I create a table with multiple columns and rows within the Mimio notebook or do I somehow have to insert one from somewhere?


You are actually able to do both. It just depends on your needs and/or use of the table. If you created a table using an outside program such as Word or Open Office, it can simply be screen clipped into the notebook page. The alternative is creating the table within the notebook. To do this, begin by clicking on View > Grid from the notebook page menu. Once the grid feature pops up you have a variety of choices. The one that really needs to be addressed is the size of the spacing of the boxes in the grid. The larger the number, the larger the spacing. Number input is from 1 to 1000. The other choices aren't as necessary. If you'd like the grid to appear on the notebook page, simply check the box that says, "display grid on screen." Once you've clicked OK, it flips back to the notebook page with the grid specifications on it. Now, use the line tool from the tools menu and create the lines for the columns and rows of your table. Try to make sure the ends of each line touch one another, if they don't you'll need to "Select All" from the Edit drop down menu and then group all the lines together so you can freely move the table around. As always, if you get the chance, check out all the other tips and suggestions found in MimioConnect's Ask a Master section! Happy creating your customized tables.

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Philip H.

Internet Website Screen Annotation

Tracy Tishion's picture

I would like to annotate a website for my students to help them navigate and utilize a site for their work. I'd also like to be able to print it out as well as saving it as a PDF to publish on my website for the students who were absent. Is this a possibility?


The answer is yes and the screen annotation tool is a mimio feature that users many times overlook on the toolbar. Using your mimio notebook's toolbar, you can activate the screen annotation mode once you have gotten to the Internet page of your choice. This will allow you to mark up certain pages, but remember it will freeze the view of your screen, so you won't have the ability to scroll down on a page. To have more of the screen in the frozen view, you could use the zoom level of your screen then freeze the screen. Don't forget that screen annotations are saved in the Gallery inside the "Screen Annotations" folder. You can print them when they are in the notebook page just as you would any other notebook page and notebook pages have a variety of formats that they can be saved in and then printed, such as a PDF. Enjoy using this versatile tool and if you get the chance check out the many other tips and suggestions in MimioConnect's Ask a Master!

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Paul B.
Salem, OR

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