To connect many mice to one computer, you will likely need to use hubs. Some USB hubs have an independent power source (powered); that is, they can be plugged into an electrical outlet. Other hubs draw power from the computer (unpowered). For best results, use powered USB 2.0 hubs.
Caution Do not chain unpowered USB hubs together. Chaining unpowered hubs can place excessive power loads on hubs and damage them.
USB ports on computer (note the trident USB logo above the ports.)
Mouse Mischief can be used with both wired USB or wireless 2.4-gigahertz (GHz) mice. Please note that when using wireless mice in a small area, you may experience signal interference. Additionally, in Play Slide Show mode, when there are a large number of simultaneously active mice on a Drawing slide, overall system performance might degrade. For best results, direct small groups of students to take turns drawing.
Note: You can use a PS/2 mouse (such as the touchpad on a notebook computer) with Mouse Mischief.
You need a keyboard to set up the Mouse Mischief lesson. As the teacher, you can also decide to use the keyboard instead of the mouse to control the lesson.
Note: You can perform the teachers role using only the keyboard. For more information, see the Accessibility Features topic in the Mouse Mischief online Help.
- Display Device (Projector)
As the teacher, you must be able to show your computer screen to the class using a display device (such as a monitor or a projector) that is large enough so that you and all of your students can see it easily. Please note that you must duplicate your desktop while projecting (does not support extended desktop).
Note: Optionally, an additional monitor that the teacher can see when facing the class can be connected with a Y splitter video cable.