The Office Mix interface is very intuitive and easy to use. When you start to record an Office Mix, you will have the ability to adjust many settings and utilize many tools. You will be able to adjust the webcam or microphone you would like to use, adjust volume levels, and access the inking tools. While recording your Office Mix, you will be able to advance the slide or animation. Once you have completed recording, you will be able to preview your new mix.
- [Voiceover] In this chapter, we'll take a look at how to use Office Mix to turn one of your PowerPoints into a flipped class video. Before we do this though, we need to become familiarized with the recording interface on Office Mix. The first thing I'm going to do is to open up a PowerPoint that I've already created. I'll open up my Collaboration Presentation. Next, I'm going to go to the top. We are currently on the Home tab, but I want to go to the right and click on the Mix tab. From here, I'll go to the far left option and click on Slide Recording.
Now, this will bring up the recording interface for Office Mix. Now, at the far left, I could hit Record, and start recording audio narration over my slides. Here, I can advance to the next slide. I can go back to a previous slide. If there's a slide that contains animations, I can go through them by clicking here. Then we can preview and edit our recording. There's also an option for Slide Notes. If you have notes associated with any slide, they will appear here as you're recording.
On the right hand side, we have the audio and video settings. This is important to check out. Now, first of all, if you want to use a webcam to record your face as you're talking, and then insert that on the PowerPoint, you can do that. Here, you'd want to make sure that you have the correct camera selected, and then you can decide whether you want that to be thumbnail size or full screen. Below this, we can select the microphone. Now, it's important that you have the correct microphone selected. So, I have my microphone selected and as I talk, you can see the volume go up and down here.
If you don't see that happening, it's probably not recognizing your microphone. We also have the ability to turn that volume down or up for the recording. Then below that, we have access to some Inking tools, which allow us to choose the size of the Inking tool, as well as the color, and then draw and illustrate on the slides. So, this is the recording interface for Office Mix. Next, let's take a look at how to record a PowerPoint presentation.
- 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