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 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. 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:

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There are five Plugins listed:

 

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

 

 

 

 

3. First Click on the MEDIAL Video Streaming Activity Plugin. Click on Install Now

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. Follow on Screen prompts to complete Installation of this Plugin

5. Now Install MEDIAL Video Streaming Assignment Activity Plugin by clicking on Install Now

6. Follow on Screen prompts to complete Installation of this Plugin

7. Now Install EITHER the MEDIAL ATTO Editor Plugin by clicking on Install Now

 

 

 

OR:  the MEDIAL TinyMCE Editor Plugin based on the Default Text Editor you use in your Moodle

 

 

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

 

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

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

 

9. 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
 

10. Now Install MEDIAL Video Feedback Plugin by clicking on Install Now

 

11. Follow on Screen prompts to complete Installation of this Plugin

12. All done! Now configure the Plugin using the instructions below!

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

9. 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

 

 

 

 

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