KB1109 - Learning about Multimedia for Moodle Users
Posted by John Love, Last modified by John Love on 09 August 2018 01:28 PM
1. Multimedia in Moodle, generally:
Online Teaching Success - Multimedia section
Take a few minutes review the VCC "Online Teacher Success (OTS2)" online course - in particular, the "Multimedia" section.
If you're already enrolled in this VCC online course, you should see it in your Moodle Home page, after you login:
If you are not enrolled, contact firstname.lastname@example.org and ask us for the enrollment key.
Using H5P in Moodle to create Interactive content and activities
VCC's Moodle LMS includes a free suite of multimedia activity tools called H5P. H5P is a free, open-source software project driven by a large online community. H5P makes it easier for VCC Moodle users to create rich interactive content. Using H5P, authors may create and edit interactive videos, presentations, games, advertisements and more.
2. Tools for Screencasting and Video Editing:
We often recommend Camtasia Studio as a good all-around tool for creating videos or screencasts. It is one of the more cost-effective screen-capture/editor suites on the market (comparable to more expensive solutions like Adobe Captivate).
TechSmith (the makers of Camtasia) have an extensive series of tutorials for new users - mostly as videos.
PROS: Mac and PC editions available. Full-featured (grows along with your capabilities/needs).
A free web-based screencasting tool that's pretty simple and easy to use. If budget or speed is an issue, and you won't need to do much video editing, this may be the best solution (and a good place to begin exploring how to screencast right away).
PROS: Web-based, platform-agnostic. Free and fast.