Posted by: kurtsh | May 1, 2014

BETA: More on “Office Mix” – The FREE Interactive Training design tool for PowerPoint 2013


Office Mix, formerly codenamed “Athena”, allows you to turn your PowerPoint 2013 SP1 presentations into interactive online lessons or presentations. We install an add-in that gives you the ability to:

  • record audio, video, and handwriting
  • insert interactive elements like quizzes and CK12 exercises
  • retrieve & analyze quiz results online
  • screen capture so you can record anything on your PC

Once your presentation is ready just click “Create Mix.” We work our magic to mix it into an interactive document complete with analytics, and place it in the cloud. 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, see who watched the presentation, and see how they did on your quizzes.

Best of all, Office Mix is free! The website, data analytics, and add-in are all free. Office Mix does, however, require Office 2013. You can try Office for free if you don’t have the latest version.

Screenshot of the Office Mix too incorporated into PowerPoint 2013

System Requirements:

  • Computer: 2 gigahertz (GHz) or faster x86-bit or x64-bit processor with SSE2;
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Hard disk: 1.0 GB available disk space
  • Display: 1024 x 768 screen resolution; Graphics: DirectX 10 or 11 graphics card
  • Operating system: Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 8.1
  • Microsoft Office: PowerPoint 2013 w/ SP1, Office 2013 (w/ SP1) or Office 365
  • .Net version: 4.5
  • Other: Microphone or other sound input device for recording, webcam for video recording.



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