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Posting a photo gallery

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Video: Posting a photo gallery

One of the things that is on a lot of the discussion broads inside of the Moodle community is how do you actually post and create a photo gallery of images. In one of the previous movies we showed how to use Photoshop to create a web photo gallery for us in order to get Photoshop to just compress all of those images for us. Now the Web Photo Gallery itself that it exported is a very useful thing. It's a web site that we can go ahead and we can link to and we can work with all the files that are inside of it. So in his movie we'll go ahead and link directly to that web photo gallery.

Posting a photo gallery

One of the things that is on a lot of the discussion broads inside of the Moodle community is how do you actually post and create a photo gallery of images. In one of the previous movies we showed how to use Photoshop to create a web photo gallery for us in order to get Photoshop to just compress all of those images for us. Now the Web Photo Gallery itself that it exported is a very useful thing. It's a web site that we can go ahead and we can link to and we can work with all the files that are inside of it. So in his movie we'll go ahead and link directly to that web photo gallery.

So if we scroll down to our 2 February - 8 February week and we click the drop down menu for Add a resource, we can link to a file or a web site. We can then go up and give it a Name and we'll just say Image Gallery and we can give it a description, Image Gallery of Coral Reef Organisms. Go ahead and scroll one down and now we can choose a file to upload. I'm going to go ahead and click on that. This time we'll click on our Images folder and we'll click inside of the ImageGallery folder that we unzipped in the previous exercise. What we want to do is we want to select the file that's the Index.htm file and come over to the right hand side and simply the Choose link. Scroll on down to the bottom and click Save and return to course.

Now we can scroll down and click on the link for our image gallery in the 2nd week block. The whole page refreshes. We have our image gallery, we're able to navigate around inside of this image gallery and all the images are showing up in here properly. All the navigation works. Now one thing to note is that we've now left the Moodle site essentially because we're inside of this sub web site so let's go ahead and use the Back button and continue go back and until we are back inside of our course and let's go ahead and edit the Image Gallery link.

So click the little hand icon with the pencil, the update link and we'll scroll one down to the block that says Window and we want to click the dropdown menu here and select New Window. Let's show advanced options for this so we can scroll down a little bit more. Here it's going to open up the new window and it's going to set its pixel dimensions to be 620 X 450. Well that's a little bit small. So we'll go ahead and resize that to 1024 X 768. Go ahead and scroll down to the bottom now, Save and return to course.

If we scroll down and click on he link a second time, we can see that a new window has opened up, our photo gallery is still here we can click through and work with all of the images and our students are able to get the information that you're trying to send to them and the Moodle site is still open in the background. So I'll go ahead and close that. So again the way that we made this image gallery was using Photoshop 5.5 through CS3 under the File > Automate > Web Photo Gallery option and step through the process of building that image gallery. A lot of other image programs will build similar types of image galleries for you automatically and you just want to zip that file up, upload it up to your Moodle server, uncompress it and then point to the Index or the Home page that was created for you for that image gallery and make sure you just target a new window rather than the same window and you'll be good to go with having an embedded image galley inside of your Moodle site.

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  1. 8m 21s
    1. Welcome
      2m 8s
    2. Course overview
      5m 22s
    3. Using the exercise files
      51s
  2. 34m 55s
    1. Getting started
      2m 59s
    2. Installing Moodle on a Mac
      8m 45s
    3. Installing Moodle on a Windows computer
      14m 24s
    4. Creating user accounts
      3m 55s
    5. Creating a new course
      3m 0s
    6. Just enough site administration to get you going
      1m 52s
  3. 41m 16s
    1. Logging in and getting oriented with Moodle
      5m 8s
    2. Customizing your profile
      4m 7s
    3. Customizing course settings
      3m 49s
    4. Editing the header block
      1m 33s
    5. Posting a course syllabus
      3m 55s
    6. Communicating news to students
      3m 5s
    7. Managing files and folders
      3m 41s
    8. Posting lecture slides
      3m 11s
    9. Setting up the gradebook
      5m 35s
    10. Sending email to the class
      2m 54s
    11. Creating a simple assignment
      4m 18s
  4. 51m 28s
    1. HTML editor overview
      10m 11s
    2. Formatting text
      8m 42s
    3. Creating tables
      9m 36s
    4. Creating internal links
      7m 27s
    5. Creating external links
      7m 2s
    6. Inserting local pictures with HTML
      3m 55s
    7. Inserting pictures from Flickr
      4m 35s
  5. 49m 22s
    1. Preparing images
      6m 53s
    2. Batch-uploading files
      5m 58s
    3. Posting image files
      2m 33s
    4. Posting a photo gallery
      3m 45s
    5. Preparing audio files
      10m 14s
    6. Posting audio
      3m 50s
    7. Preparing video files
      7m 45s
    8. Posting video
      3m 48s
    9. Inserting video from YouTube
      4m 36s
  6. 37m 11s
    1. Creating a text label
      6m 14s
    2. Linking to a web site
      6m 2s
    3. Creating a text page
      4m 45s
    4. Creating a web page
      10m 56s
    5. Linking to a folder of documents
      4m 18s
    6. Inserting an IMS content package
      4m 56s
  7. 27m 23s
    1. Assignments overview
      2m 13s
    2. Advanced uploading of files
      10m 32s
    3. Online text
      4m 26s
    4. Uploading a single file
      5m 1s
    5. Offline activity
      5m 11s
  8. 11m 39s
    1. Creating a live chat room
      5m 13s
    2. Creating a choice
      6m 26s
  9. 15m 45s
    1. Setting up a simple database
      4m 14s
    2. Creating database fields
      2m 49s
    3. Customizing a database template
      1m 33s
    4. Entering data into a database
      1m 43s
    5. Enabling database auto-linking
      3m 23s
    6. Enhancing a database with file uploads
      2m 3s
  10. 17m 16s
    1. Creating a main glossary
      4m 45s
    2. Adding concepts to the glossary
      3m 16s
    3. Enabling glossary auto-linking
      3m 38s
    4. Enabling students to edit a glossary
      2m 5s
    5. Creating a secondary glossary
      3m 32s
  11. 9m 58s
    1. Creating a forum
      5m 21s
    2. Using a discussion forum
      4m 37s
  12. 32m 17s
    1. Creating a wiki
      7m 3s
    2. Wiki editing basics
      4m 26s
    3. Creating lists
      6m 1s
    4. Subdividing a class wiki
      3m 43s
    5. Adding attachments and images
      2m 54s
    6. Creating external links
      2m 27s
    7. Creating a table
      5m 43s
  13. 1h 9m
    1. Online assessment overview
      1m 38s
    2. Creating question pool categories
      1m 58s
    3. Creating a first question
      6m 24s
    4. Creating true/false questions
      4m 39s
    5. Creating multiple choice questions
      7m 23s
    6. Creating short answer questions
      6m 59s
    7. Creating essay questions
      6m 22s
    8. Creating match questions
      6m 38s
    9. Creating numerical questions
      4m 56s
    10. Importing question pools from Blackboard
      6m 24s
    11. Creating a quiz
      9m 9s
    12. Adding questions to a quiz
      6m 50s
  14. 39m 16s
    1. Gradebook overview
      2m 6s
    2. Completing assignments as a student
      9m 34s
    3. Grading an assignment
      4m 52s
    4. Quick grading
      2m 25s
    5. Grading assignments with uploaded files
      2m 18s
    6. Grading offline assignments
      1m 16s
    7. Grading an online quiz
      3m 30s
    8. Quiz data analysis
      3m 4s
    9. Adding assignments
      2m 3s
    10. Exporting grades
      3m 55s
    11. Importing grades
      4m 13s
  15. 20m 4s
    1. Calendars and events overview
      3m 51s
    2. Creating a new event
      3m 21s
    3. Creating a repeating event
      3m 15s
    4. Exporting a calendar to iCal
      4m 5s
    5. Exporting a calendar to Outlook
      5m 32s
  16. 44m 40s
    1. Course administration overview
      3m 3s
    2. Managing course settings
      12m 48s
    3. Managing user roles
      2m 59s
    4. Managing groups
      4m 51s
    5. Backing up your course
      4m 34s
    6. Restoring data from a backup
      3m 14s
    7. Importing content to another course
      4m 53s
    8. Resetting a course
      3m 24s
    9. Running reports
      4m 54s
  17. 4m 14s
    1. Additional resources
      2m 58s
    2. Goodbye
      1m 16s

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