OfficeMix Edu Overview
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- Interactive Online Presentations Made Simple
- Your Name: [Text] Title, Affiliation: [Text]Contact Address: [Text]
Slide 2 - Administrators
- Professional development
- Leadership communications
- Project reports
- Communication Skills
- Blended learning and flipped classrooms
- Sharing best practices and lessons with colleagues
- Online Presentations for Education
Slide 3 - Challenges for Online Presentations
- Difficult to author online lessons
- Difficult to make them engaging
- Difficult to publish and share
- Difficult to get relevant analytics
Slide 4 - What is Office Mix?
- What is Office Mix?
- Free add-in for PowerPoint that makes it easy to create interactive online lessons
- Free web-portal to publish, share, and see analytics for lessons
- Browser-based interactive player for lessons that works on all devices
- Extensible platform supporting novel interactibles, embedding, analytics, … leveraging standards
- Office Mix Demo
Slide 6 - What you just saw
- Authoring familiar and simple as PowerPoint
- Start from or revise existing decks
- Adding interactivity simple as adding clip-art
- Share easily and securely
- Rich playback on all devices
- Built-in analytics for insights
Slide 7 - Extending Mix
- Apps for Office
- Standard for MS Office
- Office.js and Labs.js
- Add new types of interactibles
- Open source Player APIs
- Host can manage player easily
- Adjust look and feel
- Player implements Player.js
- Interactive elements are Apps for Office (HTML5+JS)
Slide 8 - Publish to thousands of sites and platforms via
- Coming soon: LTI
- Embed Experience
- LTI (sample)
- And thousands more
Slide 9 - Extensions
- Post Mixing
- Creation of engaging Mixes from slides and videos post-facto.
- Live Mixing
- Creation of engaging Mixes recorded during the live session.
- Create a Mix today – mix.office.com
Slide 12 - Some Example Mixes
- Math and science teachers
- English and language arts teachers
- Young children
- Professional development
Slide 13 - Tips and Tricks
- If old PowerPoint deck, then open and save as “pptx” with PowerPoint 2013.
- Use external webcam. Better A-V quality. No stylus noise.
- Audio is key. Adjust microphone volume with slider in recording pane until signal-bar shows activity until middle of scale. Consider external microphone like Blue Yeti, Nessie.
- Record first slide, and playback to see all ok before recording other slides.
- Pause briefly between slides. It makes it easy to re-record individual ones.
- Use video where essential, but audio-only allows greater focus on content and delivery.
- Ensure video check-box off when uploading, until close to final version. It considerably slows down the publishing process.
Slide 14 - Useful Links
- For users:
- Office Mix: http://mix.office.com
- Office Mix for Education: http://mixforteachers.com and https://mix.office.com/watch/14iqkll3cdyv
- Get copy of Office 365 / PowerPoint-2013: http://office.com/getoffice365
- For IT administrators and developers:
- Apps for Office: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/office/jj220082(v=office.15).aspx
- Office Mix Labs: https://github.com/officedev/labs.js
- Player.JS: http://playerjs.io/
- edX integration: https://github.com/officedev/xblock-officemix
- Moodle Integration: https://msopentech.com/blog/2015/01/19/moodle-office365