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Moodle 2.5 Multimedia Cookbook

Cookbook
Silvina P. Hillar

Knowing how to add multimedia to your Moodle courses makes them even more engaging and interactive. From embedding video to using 3D maps, it’s all here with loads of practical advice and screenshots to make things simple.
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Book Details

ISBN 139781783289370
Paperback300 pages

About This Book

  • Add all sorts of multimedia features to your Moodle course
  • Lots of easy to follow, step by step recipes
  • Work with sound, audio and animation to make your course even more interactive

Who This Book Is For

This cookbook is designed specifically for teachers who want to begin creating interactive and engaging Moodle courses by utilizing the multimedia capabilities of Moodle.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Creating Interactive User eXperiences
Introduction
Creating a cloze with pictures
Designing a True/False quiz
Developing a quandary maze activity with images
Designing matching activities with pictures
Ordering paragraphs with related scenes
Creating storyboards
Embedding the story in Moodle
Embedding the Fakebook of William Shakespeare
Chapter 2: Working with 2D and 3D Maps
Introduction
Using maps with sceneries
Drawing regions within a map
Using weather maps
Using Google Maps to locate European bridges
Working with Yahoo! Maps
Watching stars through Bing Maps 3D
Drawing 3D maps using 3DVIA Shape for Maps
Working with constellation maps
Embedding a map of Mars
Labeling the moon
Watching the universe
Chapter 3: Working with Different Types of Interactive Charts
Introduction
Inserting column charts
Embedding a line chart
Designing a graph out of a choice activity
Creating bar charts with hyperlinks
Working with area charts
Creating a poll and designing a surface chart
Drawing a donut interactive chart
Designing a map chart
Creating a gauge chart
Chapter 4: Integrating Interactive Documents
Introduction
Developing collaborative writing exercises with Google Docs
Using Flickr images in OpenOffice documents
Including live PDF documents in Moodle
Using Google Drive Voice Comments for online assignments
Designing a collaborative wiki
Sharing files with Office 365 Education
Sharing a folder from Dropbox
Working with files and folders within Moodle
Chapter 5: Working with Audio, Sound, Music, and Podcasts
Introduction
Recording audio from a microphone
Creating and embedding a podcast using SoundCloud
Using VoiceThread to record presentations
Embedding a presentation in VoiceThread using Moodle
Using LibriVox to embed an audiobook
Allowing students to record audio
Chapter 6: Creating and Integrating Videos
Introduction
Recording a video
Uploading a video on YouTube
Editing a video using a YouTube editor
Embedding a Vimeo video
Enhancing a video with comments
Creating and embedding a Prezi presentation
Creating a playlist
Creating an animated video using Wideo
Chapter 7: Working with Bitmaps and Photographs
Introduction
Selecting between lossy and lossless compression schemes
Resizing photos to their appropriate size
Adding hotspots to photos
Editing color curves
Adding effects and applying filters
Uploading images to Moodle
Creating animated 3D graphics
Linking external image files from thinglink.com
Embedding images from thinglink.com
Chapter 8: Working with Vector Graphics
Introduction
Converting vector graphics to bitmap images
Converting bitmaps to vector graphics
Rendering parts of a converted vector drawing
Embedding scalable vector graphics
Improving vector graphics rendering with anti-aliasing
Including vector graphics in OpenOffice documents
Including vector graphics in PDF files
Enhancing scalable vector graphics with hyperlinks
Chapter 9: Designing and Integrating Repositories and E-portfolios
Introduction
Enabling the Box.net repository
Working with Box.net
Enabling the Flickr repository
Working with Flickr
Enabling portfolios
Enabling the File Download portfolio
Working with the Alfresco repository
Enabling the Alfresco repository

What You Will Learn

  • Embed audio, video and music into your course
  • Work with 2D and 3D maps
  • Create and integrate screencasts and videos
  • Design an e-portfolio and organize all of your information

In Detail

Moodle is an open source virtual learning environment that is widely used in schools and businesses, specifically multimedia elements to enhance the user experience.

Moodle 2.5 Multimedia Cookbook  provides quick recipes to make your Moodle courses more fun and engaging for your audience, taking you beyond the standard.

This cookbook will take you from your basic Moodle course to having a fully-fledged interactive user experience. We start by creating the user experience itself, moving to working with maps and charts before exploring how to embed audio, video and music to really make your Moodle course all it can be for your users.

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