Ordering objects in MimioStudio is a way to position objects in relation to each other, forward or backward. It is very similar to “layers” in graphics programs. This means that you don’t have to worry about what order you insert graphics and text into your Mimio lesson; it is all able to be moved forward or backward after you have it on the page.
Imagine the object layers as separate sheets of papers you have inserted onto your lesson page. Some layers will cover up other layers and you want to be able to change an object’s position in relation to the other layers.
Think About Ordering Objects Like “Ordering” Students
We like to think of ordering objects like ordering students waiting at the door in a line.
In the Mimio ordering menu, you have 4 options:
So, think about students standing in line…
If you tell a student to go to the front of the line, he will go to the very front.
So, if you select an object and choose Front, it will go all the way in front of all your other layers.
If you tell a student to go to the back of the line, he will go to the very back of the line.
Likewise, if you select an object and choose Back, the object will go behind all of your other layers.
If you tell a student to move forward in the line, he will only move forward one spot, not directly to the front of the line.
So, if you choose Forward when layering, the layer will only move forward one layer.
If you tell a student to move backward in the line, he will only move backward one spot, not directly to the back of the line.
Likewise, if you choose Backward when layering, the layer will only move backward one layer.
NOTE: It is important to note that if you group a variety of objects, they will act as one object when you are ordering. In addition, you’ll need to remember to lock your objects as needed after ordering.
Ordering Objects to Show Correct Answers
Ordering can be used as a reveal for activities as well. In the videos below, you can see two different examples of how ordering was be used to show correct answers to students.
More MimioStudio How-Tos
If you’re looking for more MimioStudio How-Tos, don’t forget to check out the on-demand video tutorials located on the Boxlight-Mimio website. Follow the navigation path below to get to Video Tutorials.
Once you arrive at the On-Demand Video Tutorials page, Ordering will be found under Formatting Objects.
Do you have some good lessons with creative object ordering in Mimio? Leave us a comment below!