Valid for Moodle 2.8.
Updated on 7/15/2015.
Giving students instructions for AV recordings
Basic instructions for recording Audio/Visual assignments is provided in Moodle for Students pages at https://www.amherst.edu/help/moodle_help/help4students/av_assignment. You may want to include a link to this page in the assignment instructions. [Warning: this page may be moved soon. If the link no longer works please let Academic Technology Services know.]
There is also a page on the general use of the AV tool within the editor. The page is at https://www.amherst.edu/help/moodle_help/help_4_instructors/adding_audio_video. You may want to include this link with any activity where you are expecting an audio/visual response.
Alternatively, if you are expecting an audio/visual response in a forum, you may want to copy and paste the following into the forum introduction,
To record your response to a discussion.
- Click on the Reply button for the topic.
- Give your reply a Subject or use the default..
- Click on the icon in the editor tools.
- Click on the Record button.
- Select the audio mode by clicking on the microphone icon or select video mode by clicking on the webcam icon.
- Click on Allow
- Record your response.
- Click on Stop.
- Click on Insert.
- Click on Post to forum.
Note that you will see text in the message box but once you save it will be turned into an audio/video control on the page. You will have 30 minutes to change your reply.
See https://www.amherst.edu/help/moodle_help/help_4_instructors/adding_audio_video for more detailed help.
Making any changes needed for your particular situation.