Office Mix: Interactive PowerPoint

By Brian Jambor
bjambor@bemidjistate.edu

Office Mix

What is Office Mix?

Office Mix is a free extension to PowerPoint that makes it easy to turn your PowerPoint presentations into interactive online lessons.

From there you can  share them with your students and colleagues as a video file or as an interactive Mix on the Office Mix website.  You have full control over viewing permissions–ranging from private to unlisted to shared with the world! With Office Mix you can add:

  • Audio and video narration
    Real-time digital inking
    Screen recordings that show actions you take on your computer
    Quizzes and polls
    Simulations, videos, and live web pages

… all from within PowerPoint. Publishing a mix is as easy as uploading it to the web and deciding who can view it. The people you share it with can view your mix in any web browser on any device.

Office Mix has been in Customer Preview since May, 2014.  While tech reviewers claim Mix isn’t ready to replace products like Adobe Presenter, Camtasia, Captivate and Articulate yet–they say it’s getting close! I would agree and encourage you to give Mix a try.

For more information watch the Microsoft in Education short YouTube video below and visit the Office Mix on the web: