By João Pedro Soares Fernandes

Adding multimedia to Moodle will make it paintings even more durable for you as a instructing instrument. study the simple manner how pictures, video, audio, and maps can rework your classes. No exact technical talents needed.

Overview

  • Gives rules to academics and running shoes on tips on how to use multimedia successfully in Moodle
  • Plenty of screenshots and a step by step procedure, with tips to use uncomplicated and unfastened software program instruments and internet purposes to enhance your course
  • Focus on either the construction of educational fabrics and the layout of scholars actions round multimedia the place they've got an energetic function in developing, discussing and assessing their work
  • Based at the improvement of a Moodle path approximately song, with connections to different matters and a vast variety of activities

In Detail

Multimedia is a truly previous human activity. It has taken mankind nearly 30,000 years due to the fact portray on cave partitions to get a mix of textual content, picture, sound, and video all operating within the comparable medium, that's, in movies. ultimately, after hundreds of thousands of years of human background, we will be able to all (not simply an elite few) create multimedia simply utilizing Moodle. Moodle was once outfitted round an concept of studying that occurs while a gaggle of individuals build issues for each other, collaboratively making a small tradition of shared artifacts with shared meanings.

A tutorial-based consultant, with transparent illustrations and examples of the way to create, convert and upload multimedia to Moodle utilizing a number of loose e-learning software program instruments and net purposes. This ebook follows the layout of assets and actions for the direction “Music for daily life”. The initiatives offered are speedy and simple to do for lecturers and running shoes with busy schedules.

Giving readers an perception into the production and integration of multimedia in Moodle courses.

Starting with pictures you are going to discover ways to create picture collages, screenshots and comedian strips. then you definitely will realize audio and the way to extract audio from CDs to create a soundtrack for a film and a podcast. Later, you are going to use video to supply a trailer for a film, photograph slideshows, on-line TVs and screencasts. Following that, you are going to increase an realizing of interactive components and net communique, equivalent to on-line maps, interactive timelines or net conferences. eventually, you are going to examine multimedia quizzes and evaluation of multimedia assignments, finishing with common matters on copyright, licensing and safety.

A concentration of the ebook is to teach readers that utilizing multimedia isn't just approximately enhancing guide, but in addition enhancing the ways that scholars can can now create multimedia simply, and percentage it with no nice effort.. To make this more uncomplicated, a few of the moodle tutorials within the e-book can be in keeping with actions designed for college students to create, speak about and investigate every one other’s multimedia works.

What you'll study from this book

  • Create and edit pictures, drawings, screenshots, audio, song, and video
  • Understand copyright and licensing of multimedia works, fairly public area and inventive commons licenses
  • Discover easy approaches to create movies with easy apparatus so as to add as direction assets and activities
  • Download and put up movies in on-line video sharing services
  • Convert among a number of video codecs and combine them in Moodle
  • Develop multimedia components corresponding to interactive flooring planners, interactive displays, on-line maps, diagrams, inspiration maps and timelines utilizing net functions and mix them with Moodle
  • Learn how one can engage with scholars in real-time utilizing synchronous verbal exchange and monitor sharing applications

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Consult with bankruptcy eight, universal Multimedia matters in Moodle, for additional suggestions in this. [ 121 ] Video After placing the DVD within the computer's DVD participant, let's open the VLC Streaming/ Exporting wizard back, as we observed with the CD ripping. visit dossier | Open Disc…, decide on the name we wish to open. DVD videos are geared up in response to titles, that are the most video documents (Title 1 is mostly the most motion picture and name 2 might be, for instance, a few additional material—most of the time, there isn't any have to switch the subtitles or audio tracks' values), and those titles are produced from chapters. the simplest factor to do is to open the disc in VLC (File | Open Disc… | DVD) and take a look at the identify numbers prior to appearing the transcoding, to work out if VLC performs the identify that we intend to tear. Then, let's decide on the checkbox that claims Streaming/Saving: and click the Settings... button. within the subsequent window, we must always now payment the dossier box on the best after which click Browse... and choose the place we wish to shop the dossier. we must always additionally upload an extension to the dossier, thus, . avi. Then, in Encapsulation layout, we needs to decide on MPEG TS. don't pick out both of the choices proven, that's, Video or Audio below Transcoding innovations. [ 122 ] Chapter four Then click okay. when we click the following button at the preliminary Disc reveal, VLC will commence changing the dossier and we'll see this within the prestige bar. The time will improve because the technique maintains and looking on our CPU, it may be speedier or slower. both manner, as we're not transcoding (converting it to a different video format), the method should be a short one (probably lower than 10 mins for the complete Tears of metal movie). The ensuing records during this form of method may be very huge. it is because we aren't utilizing any encoding of the unique dossier (remember VOB records that make up a DVD are MPEG-2 encoded), making the method quicker yet hard extra by way of the quantity of disk house required. every one minute of video will desire round 50 MB of disk area, which means that the 12-minute motion picture we're extracting will want nearly six hundred MB! we're utilizing this technique since it is tips to paintings with the video in a video enhancing software program software, hence, home windows motion picture Maker (something we'll see correct away). in a while, after enhancing it with this instrument, we are going to transcode the ultimate video to the MPEG-4 layout, that could store us a few disk house. [ 123 ] Video modifying video clips utilizing home windows motion picture Maker modifying video these days has turn into as effortless as enhancing textual content. unlike the time once we needed to use scissors or Video Cassette Recorders and many cables, we will be able to now movie and edit uncooked movies with an inexpensive digicam or cellular phone and some clicks, with nice contributions to the schooling box, for instance: • Debating scenes from a movie. • Publishing a research journey video. • developing an end-of-year college presentation with a number of movies from the varsity 12 months. • developing uncomplicated documentaries (in technological know-how or social sciences, for instance a few nationwide or neighborhood nature park, a college, a group factor, and so on).

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