It is easy to record an Office Mix on Microsoft PowerPoint. Once you have selected the Mix tab within PowerPoint, you will be able to adjust any setting and then begin recording. While recording, you will have access to different features at the top of the presentation. Once you have completed recording, you will be able to preview, save, and share your new Office Mix.
- [Voiceover] Now that we're familiarized with the recording interface, let's take a look at how to record a PowerPoint presentation. The PowerPoint that I have open is one that I already had created. Now, in a traditional classroom the teacher would probably project these slides, and discuss the content as the students took notes. I want to create a video of the presentation, however, that I can use to share with students so they can watch the content outside of class, or to keep on file for some students to review, or to share with someone who wasn't there that day when we talked about this content.
Now, in order to start recording, I want to make sure that I have the mix tab selected, and then at the far left I'm going to click on slide recording, and this will take us to the recording interface that we just saw. Now, this is going to be the simplest form of an Office Mix that we can create. We're simply going to narrate over some of the slides. In the next chapter, we'll talk about how we can add some things to make it more engaging and interactive, but in order to make this PowerPoint into a video and an Office Mix, I can go in the upper left-hand corner and click record.
I'll use the arrows to navigate through this, and I'll stop the recording when I'm done. So, I'm going to hit record, hello students, today we're talking about collaboration skills, what they are, and why they're so important. Whether it's with friends, or family, at work, on a sports team, there's going to be times that you need to collaborate with others in order to reach a common goal. Right now, I'm going to hit stop, and I have now added narration over two of my slides.
One important thing to note is that Office Mix puts the audio recording and associates it with the particular slide that's up at the time. In other words, when I was talking when this slide was up this audio is now associated with this slide. When I go to the next one, that audio piece is associated with this slide, and on the upper right-hand corner you'll notice an audio icon. This means that we have a recording on this slide. If I go back, you'll see that on the first slide we also have that audio icon, but if I go to the third slide we do not have it because we did not yet record any narration over this.
Now, if we wanted to we could go through the entire presentation all at once and record it. However, we can also do it like this where I recorded two slides, and now I'm ready to record the third slide. Right now, in order to start recording again I'll hit record. In this unit, we'll talk about some different things related to collaboration skills, including the different types of collaboration, important ingredients of an efficient group, and different types of group members. I'm now going to hit stop again, and as you can see we have now added audio to this slide as well.
Once we have audio over all the slides, we can upload it as an Office Mix, and it will turn it into a video. An important thing to note is that if you do not have an audio recorded on one of your slides that's not a problem, the viewer will simply have to click an arrow to advance to the next one. Any of the slides that you have audio over will automatically advance to the next slide during the Office Mix presentation. Now, the next thing we want to do is take a look at how to edit our Office Mix. In the next video, we'll do just that.
- 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