Things to Consider While Adding Videos to Your Moodle Learning Course
One of the biggest benefits of e-learning is its ability to add a wide range of multimedia like audio and videos in the courses. Since graphic images and videos are often more effective and help in easy learning, video accounts for about 47% of the total internet traffic. And with every year, it will increase as it helps the students to stay engaged and interested in the learning material and can also be used to offer lectures that the students have missed. There are various ways of using a video on your Moodle web development courses. And while adding a video it is equally important to consider some important features to prepare your Moodle site and the learning environment.
Corporates, coaching institutes, schools and individual teachers are now seeking to use online videos to serve their students. Here in this blog, I will share with you some interesting tips that are required for adding videos on the Moodle development platform. Students also like to access the learning content at a flexible time and location from their laptops or mobiles, some key statistics to look at are as follows:
For the very beginning Moodle has lots of easy to use features and plugins rolled out to add videos to its platform. So the first thing to decide is to use the multimedia plugins filter for Moodle. You can make things easier for the teachers and the trainers by enabling the multimedia plugin filter and when it is turned on, the multimedia filter transforms the link that points to the multimedia resource and also replaces it with an appropriate multimedia player. For example, when the MP3 plugin is turned on, the students will be able to play the video files from their Moodle interface.
User Management and Plans:
Another most important thing to consider while launching your video is to offer a good user management. Proper management and access rights would help users to access a video and you may either offer the content for free or have some subscription to watch a webinar or etc. The quality and compatibility of the content should be taken care for a great learning experience. Moodle developers can help to add videos based on your course plans.
Feedback and Interaction with the Teachers:
Teaching is always a two-way process and it needs interaction with the teachers also. In offline instructions, there is not much interaction between the teachers and the students. Thus, there is a definite need of feedback also and so you should add some comment section below the videos. Short quizzes and short live sessions can be highly effective to gauge the learning paradigms.
Security and Privacy:
In many Moodle learning courses, institutes have to share links of events, seminars and webinars. Such videos are intellectual properties and so many course creators often have the fear that adding such content online can lead to piracy, lack of security and even loss of revenues. There are many videos, which are available for free and so you should use highly secure encrypted streaming and also use other combination of technologies like backend authentication, encryption modes and etc. to prevent this.
Maintain Video Speed while Streaming:
The video or streaming player that you are using should match with your site theme and so your Moodle development company should consider the key UI/ UX aspects of the player so that it is easy to click back and forth, use full screen option, buffer conservation from smooth playback, responsive size, speed change, device compatible and etc. Speed is a key aspect and video downloading should be fast so that it saves the students a lot of time. This is helpful especially in exam days and helps enhance the student’s experience.