Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Enable Audio Narration in Google Presentation

eLearning professionals are clamoring for Google to incorporate audio narration in Google Presentation.

We MUST have an online presentation tool that meets three basic needs:

  1. upload of existing PowerPoint presentations and creation of new presentations within the same tool
  2. simple editing/updating of published presentations without replacing & removing exiting
  3. simple way to add existing, and record new narration audio on a slide-by-slide basis

See the discussion, and join in here. And please share it within your social media circles!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Using the Kaltura Video Resource in Moodle

We have come a long way since the days of uploading video files onto our LMS (Blackboard, and now Moodle) and the DSS server for student view. Our LBCC Media YouTube Channel has served us well, and we will continue to use it for specific needs, but we are really excited to be able to offer instructors and students the ability to share video directly through Moodle without having to deal with large video files. Well, you still have to upload your video file, but the people on the other end don't - all they will need to do is click a link, and they will be able to watch your video as it streams (not downloading) on their device, whether a computer, tablet, phone, etc. Yes, we really are there!

There are currently two basic ways to use Kaltura, new video tool in LBCC Moodle: instructor-generated video resources, and video assignments, where students can upload video content to share with their instructor (and fellow students, if needed).

Let's start with the Kaltura Video Resource:

1. Turn editing on in your Moodle course.

2. Click the "Add an activity or resource" link in the content block in which you want the item to appear.

3. Select "Kaltura Video Resource"

4. Input in the Name and Description fields, and select the "Upload media or record from webcam" option.

5. Browse for your video.

6. Click the "Upload" button.

7. Give your video a title, tags, and a description, and click the "Next" button.

8. You can click the "Preview" button to preview your video. 

If you see this announcement: "Your video is still converting. Please check the status of your video at a later time," you will need to… well, do what it says.

9. If you click "Save and display," you will be taken to the resource you just built.

10. Here is the finished product, ready for student access!

Yours may not look quite this scary, but we can't all be so lucky!

Comment below!

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