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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.
Now that we have our video compressed and uploaded into our My private files section, let's go ahead and post a video into our course. Now we're going to go ahead and add it into the same reef identification file that we're working on earlier. So make sure you have editing turned on and then you can go ahead and scroll down to Week 2 in your course. And we have our Coral Reef Species Identification file that we've been working with. Go ahead and hit the Edit or Update button. That will take us into this page. Go ahead and scroll down a little bit, and here in the Page content section we have our Acropora palmata file that we've been working with.
In order to give ourselves a little more room to work with, let's go ahead and jump into the full-screen view. That'll brighten things up a little bit for us to be able to see. Go ahead and click at the end of your image file. Hit the Enter or Return key. We're going to type in the new name of the next organism. So I'm going to type name: Gymnothorax funebris, which is the green moray. We'll go ahead and put them in parentheses (Green Moray). We'll go ahead and select that scientific name and make sure it's italicized.
Hit Return at the end. Let's go ahead and just simply post that video file right here for this next organism. So we're going to come up here to our Insert Moodle Media tool. Go ahead and click on that icon and next in the General section go ahead and hit the Find or upload a file. Now we should be in the Private files section of the File picker. Go into your BIOL432 folder, and here's our movies folder. We can go inside of there, and we see all of the different video files that we've been working with.
Here is that GreenMoray.mov. Make sure you've grab the MOV file. Go ahead and hit the Select this file button, and the file should preview for us right here, and we should see the video playing quite nicely. Go ahead and hit the Insert button. Just like we saw with the audio file where we only have a link showing initially, here we just have a link showing to the movie. Go ahead and hit the Toggle full-screen mode to jump out of the full-screen mode. We'll go and scroll back down to the bottom and hit Save and return to course. Now when your page refreshes it should bring you right back into your Week 2 section and then go ahead and click on the link, and now let's check and see how that worked.
Here's our audio file and as we scroll down a little bit, we can see there is our Gymnothorax funebris name that we added, and here is our video file. We can go ahead and hit the Play button, and that plays just fine in our browser. So as you can see, it's quite easy to go ahead and post a piece of video into your course once you compress it, and there are lots of different file formats that you can compress your video in. In the next movie I'll show you how to go ahead and post a Flash file.
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