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  • 1. Hello, my name is Paul and I will be introducing a simple Flash-based voice recording template which we are developing here in Japan. While this template was designed specifically for the Moodle course management system, it can be incorporated with other open-source CMS as well.
  • 4. In order to enhance the multimedia capabilities of Moodle, we developed a web-based template that can easily be embedded into any Moodle activity such as a blog, an assignment, or a forum.
  • 5. This web-based record and playback template, developed using Adobe ColdFusion, is able to link rich multimedia activities with user data living in a course management system. Using the template, you can incorporate real time recording and streaming of both audio and video content into an online course. The advantages of the template is that the recording and playback events are performed entirely from within the browser. The process is transparent to the user as there is no need to leave the browser to access outside media applications.
  • 6. This is an example of the template embedded in the Moodle course management system.. The audio and video is served via the Media server while the user data and page layout is served via the Moodle server.
  • 7. This is a simple example of the web-based voice recording template embedded in a Moodle assignment.
  • 8. Here a voice assignment is used to elicit spoken responses from learners.
  • 11. Once the student records a response and submits it, the instructor can access and assess the student recoded data easily from the view assignment page. The instructor can view all of the submitted assignments on a single page.
  • 10. In this activity, the instructor is able to author a simple question and response exercise where the learner first listens to a question or comment and then records a response. No other applications other than a Flash-enabled web browser is required to both author or complete the multimedia exercises.
  • 12. This is an example of the recording template embedded in the Moodle blog. Here students are able to both create and post audio or video content to their personal blog.
  • 13. After submitting a ‘voice post’, the Flash media player appears on the blog site along with any text or photo uploaded by the user.
  • 16. This is another example of how the template can be embedded into a discussion forum allowing users to add voice posts. The main advantage being that the user can record and playback media without the need of any application outside of the web browser.
  • 14. Here is another example of how the voice recording template can be used. In this activity, instructors are able to quickly leave voice comments linked to specific areas of a student submitted text. It can be used to give audio feedback in a writing course for example. Without ever leaving the web-page, the instructor can highlight specific areas of the student text and record a comment which is then linked to the highlighted text.
  • 15. The student can then review the comments by clicking on the linked text.
  • 17. Using the slideshow activity, users are able to create simple voice narrated slide shows from within the web browser.
  • 18. To create a slide show, users first select the number of slides for their show. Then they upload each image and record their narration just beneath each image upload box. When the user saves the slideshow, a Flash video file is automatically created. The slides advance automatically at the end of each audio file.
  • 19. The voice messaging block is a more advanced example of how the web-based recording template can be used. The voice messaging block allows uses within a Moodle site to send and receive voice mail to other users within the system. Each user has an inbox to view and listen to messages.
  • 20. To send a message, users simply select a user, record their message and click the send button. Multiple users can be selected in order to send a duplicate audio message to several users at once.
  • 21. In order to use the media recording template, you will need Moodle 1.8 or 1.9, Adobe Flash player (version 10 or later), a Flash media server, and an open port on your network for streaming the media.
  • 22. Adobe has a useful port testing application on its website. Adobe Flash Media Server uses port 1935 as the default to stream media but a different port can be assigned.
  • 23. All of the modules I introduced as well as others can be downloaded from
  • 24. Thank you very much.
  • Moodle Moot

    1. 1. Expanding Moodle’s multimedia capabilities MoodleMoot 2010 Hakodate Paul Daniels Kochi University of Technology
    2. 2. Web-based record/playback template Assignment Blog Forum
    3. 3. Web-based record/playback template <ul><li>Link multimedia to user data </li></ul><ul><li>Record & stream audio/video real-time </li></ul><ul><li>Browser-based </li></ul><ul><li>Transparent to user </li></ul>
    4. 4. Flash-based version Media Server Moodle Server
    5. 5. Java-based version Moodle Server
    6. 6. Simple voice assignment
    7. 7. Describing images
    8. 8. Teacher view of voice assignments
    9. 9. Listen & record
    10. 10. Voice post to blog
    11. 11. Sample voice blog post
    12. 12. Voice post to forum
    13. 13. Voice Shadowing Students click here to listen to the audio. Next, students click here to start ‘shadowing’.
    14. 14. Peer review of recordings
    15. 15. Teacher Feedback Teacher view
    16. 16. Teacher Feedback Student view
    17. 17. Moodle Media Blog
    18. 18. Record live audio or video
    19. 19. Playback media
    20. 20. Slideshow with voice captions
    21. 21. Adding images and voice captions 1 st image of slideshow. 1 st image narration.
    22. 22. Voice message block
    23. 23. Voice message block
    24. 24. Requirements <ul><li>Moodle 1.8 or 1.9 </li></ul><ul><li>Client </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Flash Version: Flash Player (10.0 or later) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Java 2 Runtime Environment </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Server </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Flash Media Server for Flash version </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No requirements for Java applet version </li></ul></ul>
    25. 25. Port test 1935 80
    26. 26.
    27. 27. Thank you