MEDIAL Plugins for Moodle - Quick Start

Below are instructions on how to install the MEDIAL Moodle Plugin Set and use this in conjunction with our trial MEDIAL instance.

 

This provides you with an experience identical to running the Plugin with your own MEDIAL instance without having to install MEDIAL on your network or purchase MEDIAL or MEDIALite.

 

It is perfect for organizations looking to test drive the Plugin and later either run MEDIAL in the Cloud  or install MEDIAL On Premise

Installation:

Go to the MEDIAL Plugin set page on Moodle Plugins: https://moodle.org/plugins/browse.php?list=set&id=65

These are the MEDIAL Plugins available. You don’t necessarily need to install all of the Plugins, below is a summary of why you may need each one:

MEDIAL Video Streaming Activity (REQUIRED)

MEDIAL Video Streaming Activity (REQUIRED)

MEDIAL Video Streaming Activity is a pre-requisite for using any of the Plugin Set & allows you to add videos to course pages.

MEDIAL Video Assignment Activity (OPTIONAL)

MEDIAL Video Assignment Activity (OPTIONAL)

MEDIAL Video Assignment Activity is ONLY Required if you are looking to do student video assignment submissions.

MEDIAL ATTO Editor Plugin (OPTIONAL)

MEDIAL ATTO Editor Plugin (OPTIONAL)

MEDIAL ATTO Editor Plugin is ONLY Required if you want to be able to use the tool from a button on the Atto editor in addition to the Activity.

MEDIAL Video Feedback Plugin (OPTIONAL)

MEDIAL Video Feedback Plugin (OPTIONAL)

MEDIAL Video Feedback Plugin is ONLY Required if you want Teachers to give video feedback on assignments through the Grade Book.

Installing the MEDIAL Video Streaming Activity Plugin:

  • Log in using your Moodle Plugins site username and password and then select your current Moodle version

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  • Follow on Screen prompts to complete Installation of this Plugin

  • At this stage, you can configure the Plugin Settings, we will install the other Plugins later on in this article if you require them

Configuring the Plugin:

  • Log into Moodle as Administrator
     

  • Navigate to Site Administration > Plugins > Plugins Overview
     

  • Click on Settings where you see the "mod_helixmedia" plugin

  • Type in URL, key and secret that was issued to you over e-mail, into the settings page

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you require another key and secret click here

  • Click Save at base of page

Testing the MEDIAL Video Streaming Activity Plugin:

You can now access the MEDIAL Activity in your Moodle

  • Log in as a Teacher and Navigate to a Course Page

  • Click Turn editing on

  • Click Add an activity or resource

  • Select the MEDIAL Activity

  • Click the Add Media button to access MEDIAL's functions 

  • Choose the Option you wish to follow and add a media item to your Activity

Installing the Other MEDIAL Plugins

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  • Follow on Screen prompts to complete Installation of this Plugin

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  • NOTE:  To find out which is your default Editor in Moodle:
     

  • Go to: Home / ► Site administration / ► Plugins / ► Text editors / ► Manage editors

Follow on Screen prompts to complete Installation of your chosen Editor Plugin

  • Make the MEDIAL button appear on your Text Editor

IF using ATTO - to make the MEDIAL button appear on the Editor

Go to:  Home / ► Site administration / ► Plugins / ► Text editors / ► Atto HTML editor / ► Atto toolbar settings

 

And, add the highlighted item (including the comma) to your configuration:


collapse = collapse
style1 = title, bold, italic
list = unorderedlist, orderedlist
links = link
files = image, media, managefiles, helixatto
style2 = underline, strike, subscript, superscript
align = align
indent = indent
insert = equation, charmap, table, clear
undo = undo
accessibility = accessibilitychecker, accessibilityhelper
other = html

 

IF using TinyMCE - to make the MEDIAL button appear on the Editor

 

Go to: Home / ► Site administration / ► Plugins / ► Text editors / ► TinyMCE HTML editor / ► General settings

 

And, add the highlighted item (including the comma) to your configuration:

 

wrap,formatselect,wrap,bold,italic,wrap,bullist,numlist,wrap,link,unlink,wrap,image,helixmedia

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  • Follow on Screen prompts to complete Installation of this Plugin
     

  • All done! Now test the other Plugins using the below

Testing the Other MEDIAL Plugins:

 

Log in as a Teacher and Navigate to a Course Page

  • Click Turn Editing On

  • Click Add and Activity or Resource

  • Select Assignment from the Activity List

Type in Name of Assignment and the click on MEDIAL button on Editor

 

 

  • A new window will launch that will allow you to upload a new video item
     

  • Complete Upload process
     

  • Your new Media item will appear in the Text Editor area
     

  • Click Save and Return to Course at base of page
     

  • The Plugin can also be used by Students to make video submissions in response to Video Assignments set by Teachers, see video content here to see how this is achieved