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Moodle 2.5 Multimedia Cookbook

Book Description

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.

  • 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

  • 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.

    Table of Contents

    1. Moodle 2.5 Multimedia Cookbook Second Edition
      1. Table of Contents
      2. Moodle 2.5 Multimedia Cookbook
      3. Credits
      4. About the Author
      5. Acknowledgments
      6. About the Reviewers
      7. www.PacktPub.com
        1. Support files, eBooks, discount offers and more
          1. Why Subscribe?
          2. Free Access for Packt account holders
      8. 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. Downloading the example code
          2. Errata
          3. Piracy
          4. Questions
      9. 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/False quiz
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. There's more...
            1. More Info
        4. Developing a quandary maze activity with images
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
        5. Designing matching activities with pictures
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. There's more...
            1. Creating a writing activity
        6. Ordering paragraphs with related scenes
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
        7. Creating storyboards
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
        8. Embedding the story in Moodle
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
        9. Embedding the Fakebook of William Shakespeare
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
      10. 2. Working with 2D and 3D Maps
        1. Introduction
        2. Using 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. Using weather maps
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
        5. Using Google Maps to locate European bridges
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
        6. Working with Yahoo! Maps
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
        7. Watching stars through Bing Maps 3D
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
        8. Drawing 3D maps using 3DVIA Shape for Maps
          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...
      11. 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. Designing a graph out of a choice activity
          1. How to do it...
          2. How it works...
        5. Creating bar charts with hyperlinks
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. There's more...
            1. Inserting hyperlinks into the images
        6. Working with area charts
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
        7. Creating a poll and designing a surface chart
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
        8. Drawing a donut interactive chart
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
        9. Designing a map chart
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
        10. Creating a gauge chart
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
      12. 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...
        3. Using Flickr images in OpenOffice documents
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. There's More
            1. Uploading the file to our Moodle course
        4. Including live PDF documents in Moodle
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. Embedding Adobe files working with HTML code
        5. Using Google Drive Voice Comments for online assignments
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
        6. Designing a collaborative wiki
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
        7. Sharing files with Office 365 Education
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
        8. Sharing a folder from Dropbox
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
        9. Working with files and folders within Moodle
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
      13. 5. Working with Audio, Sound, Music, and Podcasts
        1. Introduction
        2. Recording audio from a microphone
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
        3. Creating and embedding a podcast using SoundCloud
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
        4. Using VoiceThread to record presentations
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. See also
        5. Embedding a presentation in VoiceThread using Moodle
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
        6. Using LibriVox to embed an audiobook
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
        7. Allowing students to record audio
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
      14. 6. Creating and Integrating Videos
        1. Introduction
        2. Recording a video
          1. How to do it...
          2. How it works...
        3. Uploading a video on YouTube
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
        4. Editing a video using a YouTube editor
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
        5. Embedding a Vimeo video
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
        6. Enhancing a video with comments
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
        7. Creating and embedding a Prezi presentation
          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...
        9. Creating an animated video using Wideo
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
      15. 7. Working with Bitmaps and Photographs
        1. Introduction
        2. Selecting between lossy and lossless compression schemes
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
        3. Resizing photos to their appropriate size
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
        4. Adding hotspots to photos
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
        5. Editing color curves
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
        6. Adding effects and applying filters
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. There's more
          5. Applying old photo effect to a photo
        7. Uploading images to Moodle
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
        8. Creating animated 3D graphics
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
        9. Linking external image files from thinglink.com
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
        10. Embedding images from thinglink.com
          1. Getting ready
          2. How do it...
          3. How it works...
      16. 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...
        3. Converting bitmaps to vector graphics
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
        4. Rendering parts of a converted vector drawing
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
        5. Embedding scalable vector graphics
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
        6. Improving vector graphics rendering with anti-aliasing
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
        7. Including vector graphics in OpenOffice documents
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
        8. Including vector graphics in PDF files
          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...
      17. 9. Designing and Integrating Repositories and E-portfolios
        1. Introduction
        2. Enabling the Box.net repository
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. See also
        3. Working with Box.net
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
        4. Enabling the Flickr repository
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. See also
        5. Working with Flickr
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
        6. Enabling portfolios
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
        7. Enabling the File Download portfolio
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
        8. Working with the Alfresco repository
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. See also
        9. Enabling the Alfresco repository
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
      18. Index