A. How to post videos securely so that students can’t download those in one right click?
To prevent students from downloading videos you can embed the link or code in a page, label, assignment, summary etc.
** Don’t use “File” resource to upload videos because it allows students to download it.
B. Can WebEx videos linked with Moodle?
Yes, WebEx videos can be linked with Moodle. There is a plugin” WebEx Training Center Connector”. This plugin integrates WebEx with Moodle. With this teacher can link meetings and then students can login and participate in those meetings. To download this plugin you can refer this link https://moodle.org/plugins/view.php?plugin=mod_webex
C. Can I link Vimeo private videos?
Yes, Vimeo videos can be embedded in Moodle. For this a user needs a account at https://vimeo.com/ .
Follow the steps to embed videos:
- Choose the video and find the embed code from the share option. Share option appears as an overlay on the top right corner of the video.
- A pop-up screen will appear, click on + Show Options.
- In the show options screen, uncheck ‘Show text link underneath this video’.
- Now select to highlight the embed code, then right click > copy .
- Log into Moodle and go to your Moodle course area.
- Try to add any one of the following label, page, summary etc and in the HTML editor, click on HTML button. A pop will appear paste the embed code there and save it.
- Then Turn the Editing off to view the video.
D. What are the best e-learning authoring tools?
Moodle provides very intuitive resources and activities to create courses. Activities and resources such as:
Book – Book make it easy to create multi-page resources with a book like format. It can be printed entirely or by chapter. More details at http://docs.moodle.org/23/en/Book_module
Lessons – It presents a series of HTML pages to the student who is usally asked to make some sort of choice underneath the content area. Moreover you can ask questions after every topic and if he fails to answer correctly you can restrict to move forward. More details at http://docs.moodle.org/25/en/Lesson_module .
Wiki- It is a collection of collaboratively authored web documents. It is a web page everyone in your class can create together, right in the browser, without needing to know HTML. More details at http://docs.moodle.org/24/en/Wiki_module .
For creating SCORM packages or IMS packages there is a open source application which converts content into SCORM such as exe. (http://docs.moodle.org/25/en/Resources) .
HOTPOT module – For creating interactive games and quiz test questions . Questions such as multiple choice, short answer, jumbled-sentence, crossword, matching/ordering and gap-fill exercises for the world wild Web.
Other open source tools are What2Learn, Xical, Class Tools, Wink, MLOAT (Multimedia Learning Object Authoring Tool) etc.
E. How to create Flash cards using moodle ?
In Moodle there is a third party plugin Flash Card. It allows editing and playing flashcards. They are a “memory training” device that uses the concept of repetition.
Features of Flash Card:
- Getting cards from a “matching question”
- Editing cards
- Multimedia cards: text, image, sound and image + sound together.
- Automated backpropagation of cards
- Customizable decks
Download link – https://github.com/tmuras/Moodle-Flashcard/zipball/master .
F. How to secure content or Moodle website?
To secure your content or Moodle web site you can follow the recommendations given at moodle.org http://docs.moodle.org/25/en/Security
G. Best practices to deploy Moodle course.
Best practices are:
Don’t use more than 3 font style per page.
Do maintain consistency.
Do use topic summaries and labels.
Don’t use the course page for content.
Do use the course page as a Launchpad.
Do beware the blink.
Don’t be afraid of white spaces.
Do use images to enhance your course.
Please try to avoid more scrolling on the course page.
Do keep the activity names short and worthy.
Do simplify delivery.
Do let students participate and collaborate.
Do let students see their logs.
Do give your learners completion tracking.
If you are using condition access then don’t put many conditions on single activity.
Don’t be afraid to branch out your content.