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DEPOSITORY OF GOODIES: Notes on Using Office Mix

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Notes on Using Office Mix

Office Mix is a free add-in for PowerPoint. It has everything you need to easily create and share interactive online surveys/quizzes, presentations & videos.

 

 

Instructions to get Office Mix.

1. Link to Office Mix: https://mix.office.com/en-us/Home

2. Click on Get Office Mix

3. Select Sign in with a work or school account (2nd option)

Also, in case you need it, you can download Microsoft Office 365 from the from the UTEP IT Services Catalog web page. It’s free for UTEP faculty, staff and students.

 

Office Mix Online Tutorials: https://mix.office.com/en-us/tutorials

 

To record screen activity in Office Mix:

1. In PowerPoint, click on the Mix tab

2. Select Screen Recording from toolbox (pops up on upper screen)

- select area

- click on record button (Gives you a 3 second countdown)

- If microphone is plugged in & recognized, you can add voice.

3. Select stop button from toolbox when ready (pops up and out, on upper screen. Move cursor there to make it pop up if it disappears)

 

To Edit Video in Office Mix:

1. Go to the Playback tab. (If not there, make sure your video is open and selected)

2. Select trim video (location: upper left) to trim video time frame.

3. Click Okay to save.

 

To save video to Office Mix online cloud:

- Select Upload to Office Mix (location: middle of upper screen)

Download Your Video to your computer from Office Mix cloud server:

1. In Office Mix, go to MyMixes tab (location: upper screen)

2. Select Video (icon with a down-pointing arrow)

 

To save video on your computer from PowerPoint/Office Mix (in case you want to upload it to YouTube):

-  Select the Export to Video option.

 

Upload a video to YouTube.

1. Sign in to account.

2. Click on upward arrow (located on upper right of screen)

3. Select files to upload

 

Add Closed Captioning to Videos in YouTube.

Note: This option is to type out the captions. You can select automatic closed captioning, however, it is not very accurate.

1. Go to My Channel (Upper left navigation icon, located left of YouTube icon)

2. Click on Video Manager (location: above, middle of page, leaning more towards left side of screen)

3. Select video using checkbox

4. From the dropdown arrow, select Subtitles & CC

5. Select Add New Subtitles or CC (English)

 

Force Closed Captions to Appear on your Embedded YouTube Videos:

1. Go to My Channel (Upper left navigation icon, located left of YouTube icon)

2. Click on Video Manager (location: above, middle of page, leaning more towards left side of screen)

3. Select video using checkbox

4. Select Edit.

5. In the tags section, (located below in the Basic Info tab) type in this tag: yt:cc=on

6. Click Save Changes

 

Office Mix- Slide Recording

1. Insert an Image (using insert tab) or start with a blank slide.

2. Click on Slide Recording button (located on the upper left of icons ribbon)

- Cursor becomes a pen  (with several color options)

- If microphone is plugged in & recognized, you can add voice.

3. Click stop button when finished (location: upper left)

4. Click Edit Slide Recording button (to trim, delete slide, or delete all) (Location: middle of upper screen)

 

Creating Quizzes and Surveys with Office Mix

1. Open a new slide

2. Click on Quizzes Videos Apps (Location, left side of icons ribbon). The two options are: Myapps and Store.

3. Select app (multiple choice quiz, multiple response poll, free response quiz, true/false quiz, etc.). Click Add.

Note: If not in the MyApps section, find it in Store.

4. When done preparing the quiz, click on Upload to Office Mix (Icon Location: Middle of icon ribbon)

 

To Get the Office Mix-Video or Quiz/Survey Embed Code for Your Webpage:

1. In My Mixes tab, locate specific video and click on Details.

2. Change Permission & Sharing to public. Click Save.

3. Copy code from the Embed box. (location: bottom of screen)

 

 

Last Updated on: Monday, August 15, 2016

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