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Account Basics

Logging In

  • In your browser, go to
  • Click the Purdue University button
  • Enter your Purdue Career Account username and password
  • Select I Accept for the FERPA statement

User Profile

Set a Profile Picture

  • Click Your NameAccount Settings
  • Click Change My Profile Picture
  • Upload a picture from your computer and crop as necessary.
  • Click Save Changes

Connect to Facebook or Dropbox

  • Click Your NameAccount Settings
  • Under External Services:
    • Facebook — click Connect
    • Dropbox — click Connect
      • If you do not have an account, Dropbox will create one for you.
      • NOTE: Dropbox allows users to upload files (DOCX, PDF, PPTX, etc.) to share in Mixable
group settings

Connect to your class

  • From the main dashboard, click Your NameGroup Settings
  • There are two options for connecting to classes:
    • Connect — Allows you to post and read posts
    • View Only — Allows you to read posts, but NOT contribute any posts/comments/likes.
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Add posts, Comments or Likes

Mixable provides access to conversations and resources from the web or by smartphones, including Android and iPhone. With Mixable, users can create posts, reply to comments, or add likes from any of their devices and will appear automatically in the group feed.

  • Posts — Similar to Facebook, posts allow for quick sharing of ideas, links, or files to the rest of the group.
  • Anonymous Posts — Post and Comment anonymously. Mixable now allows users to add posts and comments anonymously. Anonymous thoughts are only "anonymous" to other learners and are always tracked by instructors and administrators at all times. anonymous posting
  • Breakouts — Similar to blogging, breakouts allow users to format their posts for longer form discussions and sharing. Members of the group can answer breakout discussions using the same formatting tools.
  • Comments — Each post added to the feed allows users to directly comment, and share ideas.
  • Likes — Posts and breakouts offer the ability for users to quickly Like that idea or information.
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Special Features

Group Folio

The group folio allows instructors to upload or share content that won't get lost in the feed.

  • Add an Announcement — Instructors can send out an announcement to the group that will simultaneously go into the feed and display in the folio for always-available viewing.
  • Add a Link — Important links for the group can be shared by copying and pasting directly into the Add a Link box.
  • Add a File — Files can be uploaded directly into the folio via Dropbox connection.

LaTeX is Now Available!

Posts in Mixable can now include LaTeX formatted equations and notation. LaTeX is a high-quality typesetting system; it includes features designed for the production of technical and scientific documentation.

Place your LaTex notations in your post in between two sets of double dollar signs ($$):

LaTeX example:

$$ J_\alpha(x) = \sum\limits_{m=0}^\infty \frac{(-1)^m}{m! \, \Gamma(m + \alpha + 1)}{\left({\frac{x}{2}}\right)}^{2 m + \alpha} $$

Rendered LaTeX:

Email Notifications

We have revamped notifications in Mixable and now allow for greater control of how and when you receive emails.

Click Your NameEmail Settings
There are three types of notifications for each group:

  • As They Happen — Notifications will be sent as a post or comment are added in the group.
  • Daily Digest — Notifications are sent once in a day in quick to read digest.
  • Never — Turn off all notifications for this group.

NOTE: Notifications will only be triggered if other users in your group make changes or updates.

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Create a Group

  • From the main dashboard, click the Create a New Group button
  • Enter a Name
  • Enter a brief Description
  • Select the Group Privacy level
    • Make Group Private — Only people you select can be group members
    • Make Group Available to Anyone at Purdue — Available for anyone at Purdue to join
  • Click Create Group
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Mixable Reporting & Analytics

Instructors can collect learner analytics for use in grading and research. Reports are available for instructors to download as Blackboard-ready CSV files. An overview of the statistics and data captured are listed below:

User: The individual learner based on Purdue Career Account name.

Posts: Each user has the ability to create individual posts that will be displayed in the course feed. This metric tracks the specific posts made by a learner in Mixable.

Comments: Each user has the ability to reply to posts in the course feed in response to their peers or instructor. This metric tracks the specific comments made by a learner in Mixable.

Likes: Likes are a digital thumbs-up, kudos, or agreement. Mixable tracks the number of ‘likes’ made by learners on posts in the feed.