Update voor Office Mix gebruikers in PowerPoint

Docenten die op dit moment Office Mix gebruiken hebben deze week een update ontvangen. Heb je hem nog niet, kies dan in de Ribbon even voor Update:


Onderstaand zijn de verbeteringen binnen deze nieuwe release:

  • For customers new to Office Mix, we’ve made it easier to get started with some enhanced experiences to guide you through the process. For example, after you first install (or reinstall) Office Mix, the setup process automatically reminds you to open PowerPoint to see the new MIX tab on the PowerPoint ribbon to help you get started creating your Mix.
  • One of our top feature requests from our seasoned customers was to speed up the publishing process. To support this request, we’ve turned the mobile device playback OFF by default.  By eliminating this step, we’ve significantly reduced the time it takes to produce a mix.
  • Another top feature request was the ability to edit an existing mix without changing the URL. In prior versions, if you had shared an existing mix, there was no easy way to update the mix without updating the link. Now, you can easily choose to update an existing mix and keep the same URL.

Office Mix en Edx

Gisteren heeft Microsoft een partnership afgesloten met Edx (http://aka.ms/edxfob) voor Office Mix, de add-on binnen PowerPoint 2013 voor het maken van leercontent. Het doel van het partnership is om:

1. Er zal binnen Office Mix een Xblock worden ontwikkeld. Hiermee wordt het mogelijk om Mix lessen geintegreerd kunnen worden binnen Edx Course. Studenten kunnen direct de mix via Edx.org zien
2. Het Xblock zal via Github als opensource beschikbaar worden gesteld
3. interoperabiliteit tussen edX en OfficeMix platform

Ik denk een mooie overeenkomst, waarmee het straks mogelijk is om Office Mix materialen op een geweldig Edx.org platform te kunnen publiceren.

Nieuwe update van Office MIX

Microsoft heeft weer een nieuwe update uitgebracht voor Office MIX:

Easy Contest Integration:
Now, when you view your Mix Details or the list of mixes in the My Mixes tab, you’ll see a new button Submit to Contest. This button makes it easy to submit your mix to the Lessons to Life contest, where you can win up to 15 Surface Pro 3’s to donate to your favorite K-12 school. When you click the Submit to Contest button, you’ll automatically be taken to the Contest site with your name, address and address of your mix prepopulated for entry. This contest is open to most adults in the US (See here for full eligibility). Residents outside the US should stay tuned for more offers in the future!

Export Analytics to Excel
One of your top feature requests is now available! You can now export mix analytics to Microsoft Excel. Simply log in to OfficeMix.com, open My Mixes->Uploaded Mixes and choose the mix you want to analyze. You’ll see an icon that lets you download the analytics as an Excel file. You can view both slide and quiz analytics, and you can filter and pivot to your heart’s content.

Easy Sharing
We heard your feedback! Now you can share mixes to Pinterest, in addition to Facebook, Twitter and Google+. Just click Share and choose the social network(s) you want to share to.

Embed Links
Do you have a mix you’d like to post to your blog? With the embed function, it’s as simple as “click, copy and paste.”