Setting Up Your MimioTeach Interactive Whiteboard Device

This post includes a video and step-by-step instructions to get you started with your MimioTeach interactive whiteboard device.

To get started, unbox your MimioTeach device.  The components are:

  • MimioTeach bar
  • MimioTeach pen
  • MimioTeach USB receiver (small white/grey receiver that plugs into any USB port on your computer)
  • USB charging cable
  • USB power adapter (small black box)
  • Wall-mount brackets (small metal tabs with 3-M hooks on the back; you’ll only use these if you’re mounting the MimioTeach bar on a wall or other non-magnetic surface)
  • MimioStudio software CD (used only if you haven’t downloaded and installed the software)

Step 1:  After everything is removed from the box, make sure that you have MimioStudio software installed on your computer.  If you don’t, check out my post on installing the MimioStudio software here.

Step 2: Turn on your projector.

Step 3: Attach the MimioTeach bar – with the buttons toward the bottom – to the whiteboard on the left side of the projector image. 

Step 4: Either insert triple-A batteries into the MimioTeach bar to power it, or plug the USB power cord into the bottom of the MimioTeach bar and plug the USB cord into the black power adapter that came with the device.  

Step 5: Once you plug in or otherwise power the device, the light on the bottom should come on.

Step 6:  Plug the USB receiver (small white-grey adapter) into your computer’s USB port.

Step 7:  Press the “crosshairs” button on the MimioTeach bar to begin the calibration process.


Step 8: Make sure to remove the small plastic tab from the Mimio pen (by unscrewing the top and taking the plastic tab out), then use the pen to press the crosshairs symbols on the screen to calibrate the MimioTeach bar.  

After calibration, you should be ready to start using the MimioTeach!

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