Join Aaron Quigley for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding video, part of Office for Educators.
If you're teaching online the same way you teach in class, you need to check for understanding, or have a way for the students to weigh in on whether or not they're mastering the concepts of your lesson. This can be a challenge for online instructors but Office Mix makes embedding small video quizzes into your presentation very fast and very simple. We're going to take a look at making a true/false quiz about this transition review PowerPoint presentation. At the very end of the presentation, I have a few quick tips, such as keep at least one thing on each slide the same unless you're changing topics.
Let's go and create a check for understanding about this tip. The first thing I'm going to do is click on Home in the ribbon. And I'm going to go ahead and add a new slide. And I'm just going to add a title and content slide. A blank slide works as well. Here I'm just going to say, check your understanding. Now what I'd like to do is to go ahead and embed a quiz that students can work through in the middle of this slide. To do that let's go ahead and go back to the mix tab in the ribbon and let's click on Quizzes Video Apps. Now there are several tabs at the top of this pop up window. One, are My Apps: any app that you've already downloaded from the app store, or use in the past will show up in My Apps.
The other tab is the actual App Store. Now the most common quiz app, such as the free response, multiple choice, multiple response poll, and true/false Quiz, are free to add. And all you have to do is simply click the Add button. I've already added the true/false quiz and so, under My Apps the true/false quiz is showing up. I'm going to select the true/false quiz and then click Insert. Here on the slide the quiz has been automatically inserted in. All we have to do is start typing in the information. I'm going to keep the font selected as the middle font, because I think it's a good size for this particular layout.
And I'm going to type a statement of one thing on each slide should stay the same. I now have the opportunity to check whether or not true or false is the correct answer, because true is green that means it's the correct answer. I can simply click on the check mark to make it false. Also, if you click the caption icon directly next to the check mark you have the opportunity to give student feedback. So under True, if they select True, I'd like it to say Correct. Under False, if they select False, I'd like it to say Please try again. And with those few simple steps, we've got our quiz ready to go.
Let's go and preview this by clicking the Preview button in the bottom left-hand corner. So, if a student gets to this particular slide in your presentation, they now have the opportunity to interact with the slide. Your presentation just went from pass a delivery of knowledge to interacting with the student, and they're not taking an active role in your video presentation. Lets go and select the correct answer, click the Submit button and we can see that it say's correct. Now if I had multiple questions on multiple slides, hitting the Continue button at this point would automatically advance me to the next slide in the presentation. Please keep in mind that if you choose to export your recording as a video, students will not be able to use the quiz features.
But if you're uploading your presentation to mix.office.com then adding quizzes in is a great way for students to interact with your presentation.
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Q: This course was updated on 10/01/2014. What changed?
A: We added a brand new chapter on Office Mix, the PowerPoint plugin that allows educators to record interactive presentations and test students with quizzes.
Q: This course was updated on 10/15/2015. What changed?
A. We added videos for OneNote, OneDrive, and Office Online. OneDrive replaced SkyDrive as the cloud-based file service.