I learned about this today and it sounded interesting...Setting up Office Mix with Instructure Canvas
Has anyone used it?
Our teachers are using it. It's a really convenient way of embedding a powerpoint into a Canvas page because it adds a button to the Rich Content Editor. Not very many teachers are using the quizzing feature within the mix. I did test it though and it does transfer the grade back into the Canvas gradebook.
I have not use the quiz feature much, but what I do use is the analytics to look at the number of views and how long each person spends on a certain slide within the presentation. If the quiz feature does work with the Canvas grade book, I can see some potential!
Where do I set this up so students get credits for completing an OM learning module? Most likely we'll give each person 1 point for just finishing the exercise. But can you also give them the actual points they've earned based on the quiz questions they've answered in OM?
I was given the URL but have no access to the OM file itself. Does the test score integration happen in Canvas or do I need to access my instructor's OM account?
Also, I assume the gradebook integration can only happen if I set it up as an assignment? I was also given the embed code so when students access the module it can "play" on the same page instead of taking them to a new assignment page. But my guess is if I embed the OM module, gradebook wouldn't know to grab their scores?
This is how I have done it if you want to have a quiz in Office Mix and go to the grade book in Canvas. Create your Office Mix and add the quiz in the Mix as you create it and upload it in Office Mix online. In your Canvas assignment, make sure you change the point value of the assignment to the point value of the quiz included in the Office Mix. Next, choose the External Tool option for the submission type and "Find" Office Mix.
A dialog box opens asking you to select a Mix to use. Choose "My Mixes" (you may then have to log into Mix online) and click the "Find" button.
Find the Mix you would like to use and select it, the following opens asking if this is the one you would like to use.
The Mix will now be embedded into the assignment and I choose to "Load This Tool In A New Tab"
Save the assignment. Now the student will see the assignment and that it opens in a new window.
When they click on the tool, the Mix will open. When they have watched the entire Mix and done the quiz, they must click the red "Turn In" button to get credit for the assignment.
Now when I go to the grade book and look at my test student, I see the grade for that student for the Mix quiz.
Some things to consider:
1. Questions in quizzes within Mix are scored 1 point each, so make sure your assignment shows that number of points.
2. You must use the External Tool option for the submission type (you may need to install the Office Mix app if not already enabled).
3. Students MUST click the "Turn In" button in Mix for the grade to pass to the Canvas grade book.
That's it-I LOVE using Mix and the quizzing feature makes it a great tool for quick checks or comprehension and the fact that the grade goes to the Canvas grade book is AWESOME!
thank you so much for the detailed response.
I just got around to trying this again. I see that my problem is I don't have that red "turn in" button available when I am completing the Mix exercise. Any idea how I can fix this problem? Thanks!
You will get the Turn In button once you have included some sort of assessment in the Mix and you have had created an assignment in Canvas using the submission type of External Tool and choosing Office Mix. Once you have the assignment set in Canvas, it should have the turn in button for students. Make sure the assignment is showing up in your grade book, if not, it is not set up properly and the grade will not pass from Office Mix to your grade book.
Ha! I got it to work finally, but only after I published it as an Assignment and took it via the student view. Whenever I tried to go through the Mix exercise as an instructor, the "turn in" button was never available. Thank you so much for your help!
Has anyone experienced this issue:
a few of our students said that they had answered all the questions in the Office Mix exercise, but Office Mix kept telling them they hadn't answered when they tried to turn in the assignment. They claim that they went back many times to try and answer all of them (I believe them because there were only 3 questions in the exercise), but their answers just wouldn't register. At the end they decided to "turn in" anyway, but received a "0" in their Canvas gradebook. In the Office Mix Analytics page, it only shows that they've visited the page but records none of the answers they picked.
This is our first time using Office Mix in Canvas. Most of the students had no issues so far, but 3 of them have reported this same problem. I have not been able to find anything on the Office Mix help page, so I thought I'd ask the community. Thanks for your help!
Since Office Mix is no longer an option and you must use Microsoft Stream, I have deleted the app in our instance of Canvas. Sorry I can't help with this one.
Yes...we have a number of teachers using it....great flipping tool
Installing the Office Mix LTI for global access was straightforward. Adding a presentation into a module is easy... External Tool --> Office Mix --> and then paste in the OM Presentation URL. It embeds easily, looks good and plays well. *I just checked and I don't see that any of our faculty are using it yet.
It has been a while since I played with this, but I think one problem was that we would have needed to have the OM added to the PowerPoint application "image" across campus. Vaguely, I think there was also some PC update that was required before the OM (plugin) would install in PowerPoint.
I don't recall if something has changed, but from the way I worded the embed process above, it sounds like I just copied the OM Presentation URL and pasted it in the OM Canvas LTI Tool's "URL" window. That doesn't work. It only puts a link to the OM Presentation. But, if you go to the presentation and scroll down below it, there is the Share Embed code, for small|medium|large and you just copy-n-paste that into your Canvas page via the HTML Editor (text) window.
I have used Mix quite often, especially for training adjuncts that can't get to campus, but I have not used it within Canvas yet. I am going to set this up today! But, does anyone know if embedding the Mix counts against course User Quotas? We have a lot of instructors that upload a gazillion PPT presentations and then call me because they have no storage left in their course, would this solve that problem?
The Mixes are stored on Microsoft server so they do not do anything to your quotas.
I forgot to mention "Sway" which must have come out about the same time as "Office Mix". Both Microsoft products. You create your presentations in the Cloud (and store any associated files there also). You can get the embed code from the Share option (upper right corner of a Sway presentation) and paste it into the HTML of a Canvas page. Renders well, in the page, like Office Mix. Has some neat transitions for images. *One negative might be that the associated files are stored "in the Cloud" which felt a little like losing control of them. [ Office Sway - Create and share amazing stories, presentations, and more ]
thanks for mentioning Sway Bill Gibson - looks promising!
I have been using Mix and did try the quiz function. I did not know it could directly add to the gradebook. Cool
In the past, I have had times when Mix has failed to load in canvas. It requires constant updating from trimester to trimester. I will try the interface to see if this improves things.
I am using Mix and creating an online workshop for our faculty this summer. It's a great tool!! I've been deeply involved in all the tools. However, the first time I tested it out in the Canvas App, I was able to view the presentation (as a video) very nicely - a lot better than with a browser. About a month later, I'm working in Mix again building my workshop and now the presentation video will not even load in the Canvas App at all!! It will load in the Safari browser, but just doesn't work well. Anyone have any ideas? Very disappointing and it seems that something changed in the Canvas App because it used to work GREAT in there!
Hi Sheila Croninger, I used Mix a couple of years ago when our school switched to Office 365 and loved how easy it was to use with PowerPoint but then I stopped using it because it did not have the capability at the time to do closed captioning (unless you load into YouTube and add your own captions there). I was wondering if they have updated it since then to have the ability to do closed captioning?
With the Announcement of the Office Mix tool as we know it going away, what alternatives are you planning to use that integrate with the Canvas gradebook?
I know that there are of course authoring tools, such as Articulate Storyline, Adobe Captivate and iSpring, but does anyone have a free tool that incorporates questions and grade book pass through that I am not thinking of?
H5P is free and you can use the "presentation":Course Presentation | H5P
I am not aware of its integration in Canvas to the extend of the tool being able to push grades into gradebook though. It will be nice to find some free tool that would do that
Thanks for your reply. I had looked into H5P before. It requires some additional hosting and doesn't pass data back to the LMS. At least it doesn't yet, it seems as though they have plans for some LTI in the future.
Just be forewarned that Office Mix is going away!!! THIS YEAR, 2018! Much to the consternation of various faculty at my institution.
Migrate your content from Office Mix - PowerPoint
It is being replaced by "Stream" and you can migrate content over.
Yup, but it's not the same, and you have to jump through hoops, your school has to have a certain kind of license or something with Microsoft that includes Stream, etc. so.... faculty are grumbling over here about that.
Fortunately we have all of that, so no hoops!
The announcement to retire Mix made it sound like they would integrate this tool into PowerPoint (I could be wrong in my interpretation). Maybe not all is lost? If you're not concerned about integration with gradebooks in an LMS, I think H5P is a great (and free) alternative.
I believe some of the features would move into PPT and not be an optional add-in. It has been awhile since I got in and tried anything in PPT.
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