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Moodle 1.9 Multimedia

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Moodle 1.9 Multimedia

Overview of this book

In today's world, multimedia can provide a more engaging experience for learners. You can embed your own audio, link to pages off-site, or pull a YouTube video into your course. You can use feature-rich quizzes that allow you to assess your students, or provide them with tools and feedback to test their own knowledge. All these require standard procedures and cutting-edge tools. Selecting tools to make multimedia integration in Moodle faster, simpler, and more precise is not child's play. This book provides you with everything you need to include sound, video, animation, and more in your Moodle courses. You'll develop Moodle courses that you are proud of, and that your students enjoy. This book covers integration of multimedia into Moodle, covering major multimedia elements such as images, audio, and video. It will take you through these elements in detail where you will learn how to create, edit, and integrate these elements into Moodle. The book is written around the design of an online course called "Music for Everyday Life" using Moodle, where teachers and students create, share, and discuss multimedia elements. You will also learn how to use Web 2.0 tools to create images, audio, and video and then we will take a look at the web applications that allow easy creation, collaboration, and sharing of multimedia elements. Finally, you will learn how to interact with students in real-time using a particular online phone service and a desktop sharing application.
Table of Contents (13 chapters)
Moodle 1.9 Multimedia
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Creating videos quickly and cheaply

With so many digital cameras in the market, and the prices of storage going down, the tools to create and edit video are now more accessible to everyone. We will have a look at some techniques in the following sections, namely:

  • Grabbing video selections from DVDs with VLC

  • Editing video using Windows Movie Maker

  • Creating photo stories (videos made of photos) with Windows Photo Story

  • Creating screencasts (screen recordings) with Jing

  • Creating an online TV with Mogulus

  • Creating a stop motion movie with Animator DV Simple+

Let's begin by using the work of others in our creations, and extracting video selections from DVDs.

Grabbing video selections from DVDs

Extracting video selections from a DVD can be really useful, for example, if we want to edit a video that we have created with a digital camera that records onto DVD discs, or extract a selection from a regular DVD. In our course, in Module 3-Music and Media, students are asked to create a movie trailer for the...