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Moodle® For Dummies® by Radana Dvorak

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Chapter 6

Adding Audio and Video to Your Cour se by Using Free Software

In This Chapter

  • Using multimedia plugins
  • Embedding YouTube video clips into a Web page
  • Creating MP3 files and adding them to your course
  • Creating a podcast and incorporating it in your course
  • Understanding how real-time lectures can fit into your course

To absorb what goes on around you, you must see, hear, read, and speak to others. You're immersed in and surrounded by all modes of media. This immersion has become more influential — and even needed and demanded by generations that have been exposed to it from a young age (a topic I discuss in greater detail in Chapter 2). Moodle meets the demand by encouraging and supporting the use of multimedia in Moodle courses.

Many tools are available that will help you integrate sound and video clips to add richness to your course. You probably don't want to spend too much money on software or developers to do the work for you, so all the tools I discuss here are available on the Internet for you to use. I also know time is precious, and you need to save as much time as possible when you're creating and using sound and graphics. This chapter encourages you to explore integrating sound and video to enhance your teaching goals and make you realize you don't need to develop very many new skills (or that much extra time) to be successful at it.

In fact, I have a shortcut that solves the problems often related to multimedia integration, and I start this chapter discussing ...

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