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Posting image files

From: Moodle 2.1 Essential Training for Teachers

Video: Posting image files

In the last movie we used Adobe Bridge to create a web photo gallery for us. Here it's on my desktop called Week 2 Gallery. It's also in the Chapter 4 exercise files, under the Exports from Bridge folder. Let's go ahead and batch-upload this image gallery and the two internal folders that we'll go through and work with in just a second. If you're on a Mac, go ahead and Ctrl+Click on Week 2 Gallery folder. If you're a Windows, right-click and choose Send To > Compressed (zipped).

Posting image files

In the last movie we used Adobe Bridge to create a web photo gallery for us. Here it's on my desktop called Week 2 Gallery. It's also in the Chapter 4 exercise files, under the Exports from Bridge folder. Let's go ahead and batch-upload this image gallery and the two internal folders that we'll go through and work with in just a second. If you're on a Mac, go ahead and Ctrl+Click on Week 2 Gallery folder. If you're a Windows, right-click and choose Send To > Compressed (zipped).

On the Mac choose Compress "Week 2 Gallery." What this is going to do is it's going to create a zip file for us that contains all of the individual files that are inside of this Week 2 Gallery folder. Once that file is created, go ahead and double-click on the Week 2 Gallery folder and then go into the contents folder, scroll down until you find the bin folder, and then find the images folder. This folder contains both large and the thumb folders. Again, right-click or Ctrl+Click on images and on a Mac choose Compress "images" and on Windows choose Send To > Compressed (zipped).

The ZIP file will get created and go ahead and make sure that gets dragged out to the desktop as well. Since we compressed the images folder rather than the individual large and thumb folders, that's going to save us a step later on, because now we've compressed not only just a folder, but all of the containing subfolders as well. Let's go ahead and upload all these files into our Moodle course. We go back to our browser and we're logged into our Coral Reef Ecology course, go ahead and scroll down until you find the My private files block on the right-hand side and click the button for Manage my private files.

Go into your BIOL432 folder and then click the Add button. This'll bring up our standard File picker. Go ahead and click the Upload a file button and under the Attachments link, click the Browse button. Now navigate back out to your desktop and you want to upload the images.zip file, click Open, and press Upload this file, and then go ahead and add, press the Browse button again, and this time we want to upload the Week 2 Gallery.zip file.

Press Open and press the Upload this file button. So now both of the zip files have been uploaded. Let's go ahead and unzip just the images.zip file. Don't unzip the Week 2 Gallery folder, though. So we're going to hit the little icon to the right of that file and press the button for unzip. Now if you're on a Mac, you've got this _MacOSX file. Simply go ahead and hit the dropdown next to that and hit Delete. That's a resource file that's created only on the Mac and it's not necessary, so go ahead and just delete that file.

Now you can see we have our images folder that you can go into, where we have our large and our thumbnail size images, and there we can see each of those files that we've uploaded. Go ahead and scroll all the way to the bottom now and press Save changes. This will make sure that all of our folders that we've just created in our course have been saved properly. Now we have those images' files and we're able to use those images now anywhere within our Moodle course. In the next movie, I'll show you how to display that web photo gallery that we created.

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Moodle 2.1 Essential Training for Teachers

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  1. 3m 26s
    1. Welcome
      1m 14s
    2. Course overview
      1m 34s
    3. Using the exercise files
      38s
  2. 1h 10m
    1. What you need to get started
      4m 27s
    2. Installing Moodle on a Mac
      9m 23s
    3. Configuring Moodle for the Mac
      5m 29s
    4. Installing Moodle on a Windows computer
      11m 35s
    5. Configuring Moodle for Windows
      7m 21s
    6. Creating a custom theme
      10m 0s
    7. Creating user accounts
      6m 4s
    8. Creating a new course
      6m 35s
    9. Just enough site administration
      9m 51s
  3. 1h 20m
    1. Logging in and getting oriented
      4m 23s
    2. Managing private files
      3m 41s
    3. Customizing your profile
      8m 26s
    4. Customizing course settings
      10m 14s
    5. Editing the header block
      5m 18s
    6. Posting a course syllabus
      3m 43s
    7. Communicating news to students
      4m 4s
    8. Managing files and folders
      6m 14s
    9. Posting lecture slides
      4m 37s
    10. Organizing course content
      12m 31s
    11. Setting up the Gradebook
      5m 4s
    12. Creating a simple assignment
      9m 45s
    13. Messaging students
      2m 49s
  4. 26m 45s
    1. HTML Editor overview
      5m 9s
    2. Formatting text
      5m 10s
    3. Creating internal links
      3m 14s
    4. Creating external links
      2m 42s
    5. Inserting local pictures with HTML
      4m 26s
    6. Creating equations
      6m 4s
  5. 47m 28s
    1. Preparing images
      5m 19s
    2. Posting image files
      3m 18s
    3. Posting a photo gallery
      3m 23s
    4. Creating header graphics in Fireworks
      7m 58s
    5. Preparing audio
      9m 41s
    6. Posting audio files
      4m 49s
    7. Preparing video
      7m 21s
    8. Posting QuickTime video as .mov files
      2m 43s
    9. Posting Flash video as .flv files
      2m 56s
  6. 36m 9s
    1. Understanding repositories
      3m 5s
    2. Configuring a Dropbox repository
      6m 13s
    3. Using a Dropbox repository
      4m 43s
    4. Configuring a Google Docs repository
      1m 15s
    5. Using a Google Docs repository
      5m 20s
    6. Configuring a Flickr repository
      6m 13s
    7. Using a Flickr repository
      4m 5s
    8. Configuring the YouTube videos repository
      1m 7s
    9. Using the YouTube videos repository
      4m 8s
  7. 38m 50s
    1. Understanding resources and activities
      1m 9s
    2. Posting a file or document
      8m 36s
    3. Displaying a folder of documents
      4m 33s
    4. Using a label to bring your course to life
      6m 42s
    5. Creating a custom web page
      10m 33s
    6. Posting a URL for a web resource
      7m 17s
  8. 25m 51s
    1. Assignments overview
      1m 43s
    2. Advanced uploading of files assignment
      11m 32s
    3. Online text assignment
      4m 20s
    4. Uploading a single file assignment
      3m 42s
    5. Offline activity assignment
      3m 21s
    6. Assignment and Gradebook interactions
      1m 13s
  9. 35m 34s
    1. Creating a live chat room
      4m 57s
    2. Understanding Choice, Feedback, and Survey activities
      1m 23s
    3. Creating a Choice activity
      5m 10s
    4. Creating a customized Feedback activity
      4m 47s
    5. Adding a multiple choice question
      3m 14s
    6. Adding a dependent followup question
      3m 7s
    7. Adding a rating question
      2m 39s
    8. Adding an open response question
      2m 36s
    9. Analyzing Feedback results
      4m 16s
    10. Adding a standardized survey
      3m 25s
  10. 17m 18s
    1. Creating a main glossary
      5m 29s
    2. Adding concepts to the glossary
      2m 53s
    3. Enabling glossary auto-linking
      2m 53s
    4. Creating a secondary glossary
      6m 3s
  11. 11m 56s
    1. Creating a forum
      4m 40s
    2. Seeding a forum with questions
      3m 9s
    3. Participating in a forum
      4m 7s
  12. 31m 24s
    1. Creating a wiki
      4m 15s
    2. Wiki editing basics
      5m 28s
    3. Creating new pages
      2m 47s
    4. Creating lists
      3m 42s
    5. Adding images
      3m 53s
    6. Creating external links
      4m 24s
    7. Creating a table
      6m 55s
  13. 1h 4m
    1. Online assessment overview
      1m 20s
    2. Creating question pool categories
      2m 24s
    3. Creating a first question
      7m 10s
    4. Creating true/false questions
      3m 1s
    5. Creating multiple choice questions
      8m 22s
    6. Creating short answer questions
      8m 19s
    7. Creating essay questions
      4m 59s
    8. Creating match questions
      7m 10s
    9. Creating a quiz
      9m 0s
    10. Adding questions to a quiz
      2m 20s
    11. Changing the order of questions
      3m 1s
    12. Assigning quiz points
      1m 35s
    13. Previewing a finished quiz
      5m 50s
  14. 39m 38s
    1. Gradebook overview
      4m 53s
    2. Moving an assignment into a category
      1m 33s
    3. Completing assignments as a student
      11m 31s
    4. Grading assignments
      5m 5s
    5. Using quick grading
      1m 28s
    6. Grading assignments with uploaded files
      1m 58s
    7. Grading offline assignments
      1m 26s
    8. Grading an online quiz
      5m 1s
    9. Exporting grades to Excel
      2m 48s
    10. Importing grades from Excel
      3m 55s
  15. 9m 55s
    1. Calendars and events overview
      4m 8s
    2. Creating a new event
      2m 40s
    3. Creating a repeating event
      3m 7s
  16. 50m 41s
    1. Course administration overview
      2m 54s
    2. Managing course settings
      9m 5s
    3. Enabling completion tracking
      2m 20s
    4. Setting tracking for resources and activities
      3m 38s
    5. Managing tracking settings
      3m 51s
    6. Reporting on course tracking
      1m 32s
    7. Managing user roles
      4m 2s
    8. Backing up your course
      3m 36s
    9. Restoring data from a backup
      4m 50s
    10. Restoring a Moodle 1.9 course into Moodle 2.1
      6m 25s
    11. Importing content to another course
      3m 46s
    12. Resetting a course
      4m 42s
  17. 2m 6s
    1. Additional resources
      1m 37s
    2. Goodbye
      29s

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