Once you have downloaded the Office Mix add-in for PowerPoint, version 2013 or newer, you should have instant access to it. Inside of PowerPoint there will now be a new tab titled "Mix." Once you click on this tab, you will have several new options, including video recording, screen recording, adding quizzes, and more.
- [Voiceover] Office Mix is an innovative tool that makes it simple to create and share interactive online videos. It's important to note, however, that Office Mix isn't a standalone program. It's an add-in for PowerPoint. Now, in this video, let's take a quick look at how Office Mix integrates into PowerPoint. Right now, I have PowerPoint up and I can begin to create a typical presentation. Here, I'll type in Flipped Classroom, and just for an example, I'll add a new slide and type in Understanding the Flipped Classroom.
Now, I have two slides. At the top, we can see the different tabs that we have available to us in PowerPoint. We have our File tab, the Home tab, Insert, Draw, Design, and more. Right now, under the Home tab, I have tools available such as Cut and Copy. I can adjust the font, I can do different things such as add shapes. So, there's a lot we can do. However, where does Mix come into play? Well, at the far right, we have a tab titled Mix. If I click here, it gives us a bunch of different options including Slide Recording, Quizzes, Screen Recording, Screenshots, inserting audio and video, and more.
Well, this is where we can turn our PowerPoint into an interactive video simply by using Office Mix. So, if I click here and then click on Slide Recording, I can start to turn this PowerPoint into an Office Mix video. Now, as you can see, Office Mix is a free add-in that really improves what we're able to do with PowerPoint. Let's dive in and start creating an Office Mix.
- 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