An XBlock for Embedding PowerPoint Videos, Interactive Lectures and Office Apps Into edX Courses

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edX just released an XBlock component for Office Mix, an add-on for PowerPoint 2013 to produce consumer-quality videos, interactive lectures and “Lab apps for Office” (which creates a sort of in-quiz video experience).

This component will allow educators to embed materials hosted on directly into an edX course.

This Office Mix Xblock has been open sourced and is available for distribution on GitHub. It means that the Open edX platform’s deployment organizations –such as IBL– will be able to reuse or modify this XBlock.

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Caveat: the Office Mix authoring tool only works with Windows-based operating systems.