Viewers: in countries Watching now:
In this course, author Chris Mattia helps educators create online courses that complement classroom-based instruction and foster student interaction using the free learning management system Moodle. The course details the basics of setting up a test environment, disseminating course information, creating forums, and assessing student progress. Tutorials on building course materials with Moodle's built-in HTML editor, preparing and posting various types of media, uploading assignments, and evaluating tests automatically are also included.
Let's go ahead and look at how you would post a Flash video file. We are still in our course, and we've got editing turned on. Click on the dropdown menu for Add a resource, and let's create another new page. This time we are going to create a page specifically for the green moray eel, so we're just type in "Green Moray Eel - Flash Video." For the Description just go ahead and type in "Green Moray Eel - Flash Video" again, go ahead and scroll down to the Page contents, type in the scientific name.
So we will type in "Name: Gymnothorax funebris," hit Return, type in Common Name: Green Moray. Hit return, and let's go ahead and italicize Gymnothorax funebris and click down at the bottom, and let's go ahead and add the Flash Video. So click the button for Insert or Edit Media. Then hit the Find or upload a sound file or video file. Again, in the File picker, you should be in your Private files section. Go to BIOL432 and go into the movies folder that we created and look for your GreenMoray.flv file.
So go ahead and click on that and hit Select this file. Now you may get a little warning here saying, "Click here to download this plugin." Well, don't worry about that. Go ahead and hit Insert. It should work just fine. Once again, we're just going to have a link that's displaying inside of our Page content section, but it will show up once we go to the page. So go ahead and scroll down to the bottom and click Save and return to course. And when our screen refreshes, we will go ahead and move our Green Moray Eel video up into our Lecture Materials and tab it in so that it aligns neatly with our other items, and let's go ahead and check our work.
So go ahead and click on the link for Green Moray Eel. When the video loads, you can see it's loading in the default Flash Player that's embedded as part of our Moodle install. We can go ahead and hit the Play button and the video plays out quite nicely. There is really no difference in posting a video for the Flash format or in the QuickTime format. The difference ends up being how it ends up playing on the other end. So if you would like to learn how to compress video into the Flash format, go ahead and check out some of the other titles here at lynda.com for a detailed walkthrough as to how to do that.
So let's go ahead and return back to our course. We are going to go back to BIOL432 in our breadcrumbs, and that's how you work with a lot of different types of media. We've worked with images, we have worked with audio, and we have worked with video files throughout this chapter. Now the rest of the course is going to be dedicated to actually building the rest of your course content using a lot of the other features in Moodle, and in the next chapter we are going to spend some time looking at the new repositories features of Moodle.
There are currently no FAQs about Moodle 2.1 Essential Training for Teachers.
Access exercise files from a button right under the course name.
Search within course videos and transcripts, and jump right to the results.
Remove icons showing you already watched videos if you want to start over.
Make the video wide, narrow, full-screen, or pop the player out of the page into its own window.
Click on text in the transcript to jump to that spot in the video. As the video plays, the relevant spot in the transcript will be highlighted.