Kaltura’s slick plugin for Moodle

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If you’re interested in adding video to your courses, Kaltura is a great way do to so.  Whether you’re using the enterprise/hosted version or the open source version configured yourself the plugin provides two solid abilities within Moodle:

WIRIS
  1. allows you to create assignments where students record their own videos
  2. allows you to create a video presentation right from your webcam

This isn’t even mentioning all of the great administrative features you get for controlling your videos, syndication to other sites like Youtube and the automatic distribution of the right format to the end user depending on the type of device they’re using to visit your site and watch videos.  The enterprise version goes even further with a truly killer presentation tool.  Checkout the Kaltura plugin at Kaltura.org. http://corp.kaltura.com/Products/Video-Applications/Moodle-Video-Extension

According to the Kaltura Demo site the new Moodle 2 Kaltura plugin provides the means to,

  • Easily add video content to course pages, wikis, forums, surveys and other Moodle tools
  • Create a synchronized playback of a video and a presentation document with slides
  • Allow students to submit video responses to assignments
  • Use Moodle video features on the-go with support for mobile devices

I had the pleasure of a demo recently, here are a few screenshots from the service as captured at the Kaltura Demo site: http://corp.kaltura.com/Products/Video-Applications/Moodle-Video-Extension