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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've configured our YouTube repository, it's time to go ahead and link a YouTube video directly into our course. If you'd like to, go ahead and open a new tab in your browser by pressing Command+T, or Ctrl+T, and going to www.youtube.com. If you don't have a YouTube account, you can go ahead and create one by clicking on the Create Account in the upper right-hand corner. Once you have an account, you can use YouTube to upload videos and have them posted up on the web. I already have an account and I already have some videos that I've posted up there.
Now let's go ahead and access some of those videos directly into our Moodle course. Go ahead and click the Login link in the upper right-hand corner of your Moodle course and log back in as your normal account. If you're following along, I am using chris and my Password is 12345. Go ahead and click the Login link, and let's go into our Coral Reef Ecology course. Make sure editing is turned on by clicking the Turn editing on link in the upper right-hand corner. Then go ahead and scroll down to Week 2. Now let's go ahead create another file that's going to have a YouTube video posted on it.
To do this, come down to the bottom and simply click the dropdown menu for Add a resource, and this time Select Page. Let's give this file a name, and this time we are just going to call it Green Moray Eel - YouTube. Rather than typing this again, we will just go ahead and select it, press Command+C, or Ctrl+C, on your keyboard, and in the Description go ahead and paste that in, by pressing Command+V, or Ctrl+V. Go ahead and scroll down to the Content section, click inside the content section.
We will type in Name: Gymnothorax funibris. Hit Return, type in Common Name:, type in Green Moray Eel. Make sure you select Gymnothorax funibris and make it italics, since it's a proper scientific name. Now click at the end of common name Green Moray Eel and hit Return, and now let's go ahead and add our YouTube video. Click the Insert Moodle Media tool and then simply click the link for Find or upload a sound video or applet.
You'll notice now that you have a new item type in your File picker. If you try to go into most any other method of accessing the File picker, you won't find the YouTube videos link. This will only appear inside of this Moodle Media file type. Go ahead and click on the link for YouTube videos and you get simple Search videos field. Inside of the Search video fields, let's go ahead and look for my username for my YouTube account. That is cmmattia. Hit the search field and you should find a series of videos that I've post up here to YouTube.
One of the files that we have got in here is Gymnothorax funibris. It should show up within this first page. Go ahead and click the link for it, and you can see a preview of that green moray eel that we were working with in earlier movies that I've already gone ahead and posted up to YouTube. Go ahead and scroll down on the page and make sure that all the information is listed here correctly. Click the Select this file button. The video should post inside of the Insert Embed Media. Click the Insert button and now you should see a link to Gymnothorax funibris inside of our Page content section of the content page.
Finally, scroll down to the bottom and click the Save and return or course button. When our page refreshes we will once again grab this file and drag it up into our Lecture Materials and tab it over by using the Move right tool. Now let's go ahead and check our work. Go ahead and click on the link for Green Moray Eel - YouTube. Your page should refresh, and you should get the YouTube video inside of the built-in YouTube player. You can click the Play button and the video should automatically download from YouTube and begin playing right inside of your browser window.
It's just that easy to add YouTube content now directly into your course inside of Moodle. Let's go ahead and return back to our course by clicking the BIOL432 link in our breadcrumbs.
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