Office Mix makes it easy to upload and add audio or video files into the PowerPoint slides and eventually in the final mix. You can upload audio or video from your computer in variety of different formats. This audio or video will then be played during the recording of the Office Mix. This feature can be used to share audio, such as a famous speech, or for background music. You can also show video to give students a better understanding of a concept.
- [Voiceover] In this video we'll take a look at how we can add audio and video files to our flipped class. Right now I'm inside of the Communication Skills PowerPoint that I'm creating. I wanna add a video. Now there are many reasons that you can add video to improve a flipped class, including a lab or demonstration that you record, a video example of a concept that you're explaining, or any other reason. I wanna include a video that makes the students think about the importance of non-verbal communication. So I'm gonna use my video as a prompt. Now I'll create a slide, I want this down here, and then I'm going to paste in some text that I've already typed out and copied, so I'll paste that in there.
And this will likely be a slide that when I'm recording my Office Mix I don't even talk over, it just, the students would read the directions here and then they would watch the video. Now I need to add the video, so what I'm going to do is go up to the tabs and make sure I click on the Mix tab. From here I'll go to the left and I wanna click on Insert Video. Once I do this in my Videos I have a video that I have royalty-free rights to. So this is one that I want to show as an example. Now I could resize the image if I want to, I can move that around and put it wherever I'd like it to be, and then at the top notice that we have a Video Tools tab that pops up now.
This gives us a lot more functionality. We could Play the video, and here I'll play it. And as you can see, there is no volume with it, so the students are trying to guess what they're talking about or what their attitude is. Are they happy, angry, surprised? Just based on non-verbal cues. So next we can correct it, we can add Color, we can add different frames or Video Styles, and we can do much more. In this case I just want the video to be here, so I'm not going to change anything. Now we also have access to a Playback tab.
This one's important because we can Trim the Video, which means that we can edit it out and possibly take out a little bit of the beginning or the end. We also have the ability to Fade the video In and Fade it Out at specific times. We can adjust the Volume. We can have it Start either Automatically or On a Click. I'm going to keep it On Click. Play at Full Screen, Hide While Not Playing, and some more options. So it's important to check those out and customize a video on here exactly the way you want it to fit into your flipped class.
Now I'm happy with how this looks, so next let's take a look at how we can add audio. Now this could be part of a podcast or a speech, it could be background music, it could be someone demonstrating how to say something. I wanna add some background music to one of my slides. I wanna add some background music to a quotation that I have on here. And here is that quotation. And there's nothing really other than this quotation on this slide, so I'm going to put in some audio. What I'll do is make sure I'm on the Mix tab, then I wanna go over to Insert Audio.
I'll click this, and I'll click on an audio track that I have the royalty-free rights to. So within this audio track, I can now move this icon wherever I'd like it to be, this is signifying that the audio track is here. I could Play it. (gentle music) And I can see that it is playing inside of there. Now I do have some options again in formatting and also in the Playback. So right now with regards to Playback I can decide if I want it to Fade In, and I'll say that yes, I want it to Fade In in the first second.
And I could have it Fade Out if I want. Next we can Play it Across Slides, Loop until Stopped, and make the same decisions that we had for the video. We even have the option to Trim the Audio, which means again that we can cut out either the end, the beginning, or even a part within the audio file. So this is fine right now. I may actually click here and look to see if I can hide this during the show. So there I don't want this to appear while we're doing the actual presentation.
I recommend adding audio and video to your flipped class to spice it up. It'll make it more engaging and Office Mix makes the process extremely easy.
- Downloading and accessing Office Mix
- Recording and editing presentations with Office Mix
- Adding screenshots, links, audio, video, apps, and quizzes
- Uploading and sharing mixes
- Tracking student progress through a mix