How to create Narrated PPTs using Office Mix

Office Mix is a new feature/plugin for Office 2013 offered to all King’s College users for free. It has a set of different features and capabilities which makes it a very interesting learning authoring tool (Read this blog post by James Toner). In this blog post, I will focus on how you can use Office Mix to create Narrated PowerPoints.

Once you have downloaded and installed Office Mix, a new ribbon will be added to your Microsoft PowerPoint installation called MIX (see picture below).

Office Mix PowerPoint ribbon

Office Mix PowerPoint ribbon

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Poll Everywhere

Poll Everywhere software is a simple Audience Response System application that enables you to engage with your class via real time online feedback. Students respond by accessing a web site on their own personal internet connected device (laptop, tablet or smartphone), by sending SMS (text) messages or using Twitter.

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Poll Everywhere is an application that is simple to set up and use. You create polls and quizzes in advance of your session, and students answer multiple choice or open questions during the session. The poll or quiz is updated, in real time, with their answers and you can decide on whether to display them. Advanced uses include marking answers as correct, registering students to track achievement and using questions with clickable images. You are also able to embed these polls within Microsoft PowerPoint which makes a seamless experience for both academic and student. In addition you are able to analyse responses through its reporting features.

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