Office Mix is a new feature/plugin for Office 2013, and in particular PowerPoint 2013. For those of you who have used Adobe Presenter, this is essentially a free Microsoft versions with a few extras.
So what does it allow you to do?
Office Mix allows you to turn your PowerPoints into interactive online lessons or presentations. You will need to install an add-in to PowerPoint. Once install Office Mix gives you the ability to record audio, video, and handwriting, and insert interactive elements like quizzes, online videos and web pages. There is also a screen capture tool so you can record anything on your PC.
Once your presentation is ready you upload it to a Microsoft cloud area (Office 365 subscription required which we all have at King’s). From there, just share the link, and your students can watch it on just about any device with a web browser. You can then check student progress online and see who watched the presentation, and how they did on your quizzes.
The screen capture tool is of particular interest, as it demonstrates similar (although much more basic) functionality to ‘Camtasia’, ‘Adobe Captivate’ and ‘Storyline’. The cloud storage is a benefit, as the content is streamed within this environment, so fewer steps to getting content published.
Examples available at the following link https://mix.office.com/Gallery
Video guide on getting started with Office Mix available at: https://mix.office.com/embed/7o6kt118pguk?play&t=31761.7735&s=0
Senior Learning Technologist
Centre for Technology Enhanced Learning