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When I try to click on the activity wizard icon, I get the following message: “Unable to create a new activity. No data available for activity creation.”
This message is seen if MimioStudio is installed without administrative privileges. Under the MimioStudio 9.12 release notes is the following: “Auto-update fails if the user does not have administrative privileges. MimioStudio will attempt to update and it will appear that the update has been successful. However, the software update will fail if administrative rights are not set.” MimioStudio must be installed with administrative privileges set.
The ActivityWizard is powered by the Mimio Knowledge Engine. This engine stores all content that feeds directly into the ActivityWizard activities, including the file names and relevant, research-based facts.
To ensure accuracy and quality of the knowledge we store, each fact is researched by members of the Mimio research and development team using multiple sources to cross-reference and validate the fact. We do not use Wikipedia as a source.
Once the fact is built into the Knowledge Engine, further testing and validation is performed by our Quality Assurance Team.
Should you find discrepancies in our research, please send us the content item, activity information (subject, category, and topic), fact in question, and the reference or source where you have found conflicting information (see example below).
We will review and address each inquiry with our research team and post updates if necessary.
We recommend using the “Refine” step in the ActivityWizard to customize your choice pool items so that any content or items you may find confusing can be exchanged with another item from the Knowledge Engine.
Content or item: Image of saxophone
Category: Instrument types
Topic: Woodwinds and Brass
Question: Is a saxophone a brass or woodwind instrument?
Only content from the ActivityWizard’s Knowledge Engine can be used with the ActivityWizard to create its activities. We’ve taken the time to research and populate a library relevant to the core subjects and grade levels. The ActivityWizard’s content is tagged with knowledge and facts so that the Knowledge Engine knows how to build a high-quality and accurate activity per your definition. While it is possible to drag content from the Gallery into the Activity (or add your own content), the ActivityWizard will not have an understanding or the “knowledge” to know which category, topic, or grade it belongs to, and will therefore be unable to tell the student if the answer is correct or incorrect. Using the built-in Knowledge Engine automates the creation process and ensures a high-quality and accurate activity each time.