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Moodle 2.0 Multimedia Cookbook

Book Description

Add images, videos, music, and much more to make your Moodle course interactive and fun

  • Learn how to add photographs, videos, animations, and much more to make your Moodle course even more interactive

  • Embed 2D or 3D maps, interactive or static charts, resources, assets, videos, bitmaps, and photographs into Moodle courses

  • Learn how to design and work with podcasts, audio assets, sound, music, and screencasts and integrate them into Moodle

  • Part of Packt's Cookbook series, which is ideal if you want to follow clear recipes to quickly add effects to your course without the need for extra reading

  • In Detail

    Moodle is an open source virtual learning environment that is widely used in schools and businesses. By including multimedia, such as animated graphics, bitmaps, photographs, and videos in your Moodle site, you can enhance the enjoyment of your site's users and sustain their attention.

    Moodle 2.0 Multimedia Cookbook provides a plethora of recipes showing you how to manage, link, and embed different multimedia resources into your Moodle course – ideal if you don't have the time to read a long tutorial and want quick ways to enhance your Moodle course.

    Go beyond your normal use of Moodle and make your courses really attractive! This cookbook will give you inspiration and teach you to do things you never knew were possible. Link, edit, and embed bitmaps and photographs to illustrate your lessons. Learn to resize and convert images to the most appropriate formats for Moodle courses, interactive documents, and e-Portfolios. Work with animated graphics to create engaging activities and learn the most complex topics related to formats, compression, bitmaps, and vector graphics while following steps in these simple recipes.

    A cookbook with many practical recipes for teachers who want quick solutions to integrate multimedia resources with Moodle to create rich and interactive courses

    Table of Contents

    1. Moodle 2.0 Multimedia Cookbook
      1. Moodle 2.0 Multimedia Cookbook
      2. Credits
      3. About the Author
      4. Acknowledgement
      5. About the Reviewers
      6. www.PacktPub.com
        1. Support files, eBooks, discount offers and more
          1. Why Subscribe?
          2. Free Access for Packt account holders
      7. Preface
        1. What this book covers
        2. What you need for this book
        3. Who this book is for
        4. Conventions
        5. Reader feedback
        6. Customer support
          1. Errata
          2. Piracy
          3. Questions
      8. 1. Creating Interactive User eXperiences
        1. Introduction
        2. Creating a cloze with pictures
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. There's more
            1. Uploading the activity in Moodle
        3. Designing a True or False quiz
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. There's more...
            1. More info
          5. See also
        4. Developing a quandary maze activity with images
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
        5. Carrying out and embedding an interactive flowchart
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
        6. Designing matching activities with images
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. There's more
            1. Creating a writing activity
        7. Ordering paragraphs with related scenes
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
        8. Linking external 2D interactive activities
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
        9. Linking external 3D interactive activities
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. There's more...
      9. 2. Working with 2D and 3D Maps
        1. Introduction
        2. Creating maps with sceneries
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
        3. Drawing regions within a map
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
        4. Labeling a map with pins
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. There's more
          5. Embedding a map in an HTML block
        5. Drawing 3D maps using Bing Maps
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
        6. Drawing 3D maps using 3DVIA Shape for Maps
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
        7. Using Google maps to locate European bridges
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
        8. Displaying interactive information about the solar system
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
        9. Working with constellation maps
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
        10. Embedding a map of Mars
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
        11. Labeling the moon
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
        12. Watching the universe
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. See also
      10. 3. Working with Different Types of Interactive Charts
        1. Introduction
        2. Inserting column charts
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
        3. Embedding a line chart
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. See also
        4. Designing an interactive pie chart with labels
          1. How to do it...
          2. How it works...
          3. There's more
          4. Inserting an interactive pie chart with labels
          5. See also
        5. Creating bar charts with hyperlinks
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. There's more
          5. Inserting hyperlinks to the images
        6. Working with area charts
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
        7. Inserting an X Y (Scatter) chart
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
        8. Working with stock charts
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
        9. Creating a poll and designing a surface chart
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
        10. Drawing a donut interactive chart
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
      11. 4. Integrating Interactive Documents
        1. Introduction
        2. Developing collaborative writing exercises with Google Docs
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. There's more...
            1. Uploading a file from Google Docs from Moodle's file picker
            2. Enabling Google Docs in Moodle
            3. Uploading a file from Google Docs into Moodle
          5. See also
        3. Using Open Office and uploading the file to Moodle
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
        4. Using Flickr images in Open Office documents
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. See also
        5. Including live PDF documents in Moodle exercises
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. See also
        6. Reviewing PDF documents
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
        7. Designing a Wiki
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
      12. 5. Working with Audio, Sound, Music, and Podcasts
        1. Introduction
        2. Recording audio using a microphone
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. See also
        3. Creating and embedding a podcast
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. See also
        4. Creating MP3 files from diverse audio formats
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. See also
        5. Embedding free sound available on the Web
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. See also
        6. Working with MIDI music
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. See also
        7. Editing MIDI files
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
        8. Allowing students to record audio
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
      13. 6. Creating and Integrating Screencasts and Videos
        1. Introduction
        2. Creating a screencast
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. There's more...
          5. VLC Media Player
          6. See also
        3. Enhancing a screencast with annotations
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. See also
        4. Embedding a YouTube video
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
        5. Embedding a Dailymotion video
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
        6. Recording a video
          1. How to do it...
          2. How it works...
          3. See also
        7. Editing a video
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
        8. Creating a playlist
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. There's more
            1. Uploading a playlist in Moodle
        9. Enhancing a video with comments
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
      14. 7. Working with Bitmap Images and Photographs
        1. Introduction
        2. Selecting between lossy and lossless compression schemes
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. See also
        3. Creating animated graphics
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. See also
        4. Resizing photos to their appropriate size
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. See also
        5. Adding hotspots to photos
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. See also
        6. Editing color curves
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. See also
        7. Adding effects and applying filters
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. There's more
          5. Applying an old photo effect to a photo
          6. See also
        8. Uploading images to Moodle
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. See also
        9. Linking external image files
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
      15. 8. Working with Vector Graphics
        1. Introduction
        2. Converting vector graphics to bitmap images
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. See also
        3. Rendering parts of a vector drawing
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. See also
        4. Embedding scalable vector graphics
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. See also
        5. Improving vector graphics rendering with anti-aliasing
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. See also
        6. Include vector graphics in Open Office documents
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
        7. Include vector graphics in PDF files
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
        8. Linking to scalable vector graphics
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
        9. Enhancing scalable vector graphics with hyperlinks
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. See also
      16. 9. Designing and Integrating E-portfolios
        1. Introduction
        2. Enabling a portfolio
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. See also
        3. Preparing a portfolio strategy using a Google Docs portfolio
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
        4. Gathering students' work using a File download portfolio
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
        5. Enabling a Box.net portfolio
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. See also
        6. Using a Box.net portfolio
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. See also
        7. Embedding a Box.net folder in Moodle
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. See also