Moodle Plugin Test Drive

MEDIAL for Moodle: Taking the Test Drive

Below are instructions on how to install the Moodle Plugin and use this in conjuntion 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. It is perfect for organizations looking to test drive the Plugin and later install MEDIAL in premise

Installation:

1. Download the MEDIAL Moodle Plugin Set - click here

 

2. Unzip the contents of the zip file

 

3. There will be three zip files, labelled "1.zip" ,"2.zip", "3.zip" and "4.zip"

 

4. Unzip "1.zip"

 

5. Once unzipped there should be a folder called "helixmedia"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6. Copy this folder into the mod directory of your Moodle installation (htdocs/mod)

 

7. Log in to Moodle as an Adminstrator and Upgrade the Moodle Database when prompted

 

 

 

 

 

8. Unzip "2.zip"

 

9. Once unzipped there will be a folder called "helixassign"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10. Copy this folder into the assign directory of your Moodle installation (htdocs/mod/assign)

 

11. Log in to Moodle as an Adminstrator and Upgrade the Moodle Database when prompted

 

12. Finally, unzip "3.zip" (if using TinyMCE editor) OR 4.zip (if using ATTO editor). Once unzipped there will be a folder called "helixmedia" (if using TinyMCE) and "helixatto" (if using ATTO)

 

NOTE: To define or discover the default editor type for your Moodle instance (either TinyMCE or ATTO)

 

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

 

13. Copy the "helixmedia" folder into htdocs/lib/editor/tinymce/plugins (if using TinyMCE) or the "helixatto" folder into htdocs/moodle/lib/editor/atto/plugins (if using ATTO)

 


14. If using ATTO - to make the MEDIAL button apear on the Editor

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

 

And, use settings below:


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

 

15. If using TinyMCE - to make the MEDIAL button apear on the Editor

 

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

 

And, use settings below:

 

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

undo,redo,wrap,underline,strikethrough,sub,sup,wrap,justifyleft,justifycenter,justifyright,wrap,outdent,indent,wrap,forecolor,backcolor,wrap,ltr,rtl,wrap,nonbreaking,charmap,table

fontselect,fontsizeselect,code,search,replace,wrap,cleanup,removeformat,pastetext,pasteword,wrap,fullscreen, helixmedia,|,codeModule provided by Streaming LTD http://www.streaming.co.uk

 

16. Log in to Moodle as an Adminstrator and Upgrade the Moodle Database when prompted

 

 

 

Configuring the Plugin:

 

1. Log in the Moodle as Administrator

 

2. Navigate to Site Administration > Plugins > Plugins Overview

 

3. Click on Settings where you see the "mod_helixmedia" plugin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. Type in URL, key and secret that was issued to your over e-mail into the settings page

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. Click Save at base of page

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Testing the Plugin:

 

1. Log in as a Teacher and Navigate to a Course Page

 

 

2. Click Turn Editing On

 

 

3. Click Add and Activity or Resource

 

 

4. Select Assignment from the Activity List

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

7. Complete Upload process

 

 

8. Remember to click Insert at base of new window

 

 

9. Your new Media item will appear in the Text Editor area

 

 

10. 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 below to see how this is acheived. 

 

 

 

 

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