Mixonium

Mixonium is a social media content management platform that allows for the intuitive and elegant co-mingling of multiple file types into a coherent post. Presented in seven boxes of fixed lengths, Mixonium allows for different media types in one place. It can be easily shared as it is a website and it can even be embedded into Nexus, a muse website and other blogs. Note, there is an annual subscription cost for faculty that desired to use Mixonium in their courses. Plan ahead and submit an IEF Teaching with Technology grant proposal the term before you plan to use Mixonium with your students. 

Your account information:

Username: UnionUsername + UCNY

Example union email: wongl@union.edu

Example Username: wonglUCNY

Creating your first post:

Once you’re logged in, click on [Create Post].

 

Adding Post Title, Abstract, and Article

  1. Scroll down to the bottom of the page.

  2. Add title under [Title].

  3. Add a short abstract (< 144 characters).

  4. Add a longer article containing more detail about your post.

 

Adding media to post

On Mixonium, it is possible to add different kinds of media forms on the boxes. Examples of possible media forms are PDF documents, images, audio files, video files, live maps, and URL links (including Google Drive items as long as they’re set to public).

  1. To add a media click on [Choose File] for any files on your computer or click [link] for online resources.

  1. Choose a file from your computer

  2. To add a title to that particular box, click on the gear icon in the upper right corner of the box

  1. Type in a title and make sure to click [Save]

 

Replacing a cover image

Once you add a media file, Mixonium sets the default cover that is the media itself. However, it is possible to replace the cover with a different image of your choosing.

  1. Click on the gear icon in the upper right corner of the box.                             

  1. Click on [Choose File].

  1. Choose an image file (extensions include .jpg, .jpeg, png). This will be your new cover.

 

Tips for making cover images

  1. Use Google Slides, Microsoft PowerPoint or Keynote.

  2. Create slides.

  3. Save slides as images.

  4. Use these images as cover images.

 

Publishing a post

The posts are automatically set private. In order to share it to the public, it needs to be set to public.

  1. Scroll down to the bottom of the page.

  2. Click [Public].

  1. Click [Share] in the upper right corner

  1. Copy the link of your new mini-website and paste it anywhere!

Congrats! You now have a mini-website!

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Article ID: 70870
Created
Fri 1/25/19 2:32 PM
Modified
Thu 8/1/19 8:57 AM