• How-To,  Moodle

    How to Create a Padlet and Embed it into Moodle

    Padlet is a collaborative bulletin board tool that allows teachers and students to share ideas and resources. It has a wide range of functionality and can allow users to share comments, links, YouTube videos, files, images, etc. This tutorial will demonstrate how to create a Padlet and how to embed it into a Moodle course site. To get started with Padlet, navigate to www.padlet.com in your browser and click “log in.” You can use your Trinity email account to create a Padlet account by clicking on “Log in with Microsoft.” Please note that you’ll be limited to 3 padlets at one time. (This can be managed by downloading padlets as…

  • How-To,  Moodle

    How to Embed Google Slides into Moodle

    Faculty may find it helpful to embed Google Slides directly into their Moodle course sites for students to use. This tutorial will explain how to embed a Google Slide presentation into a Moodle course site. Navigate to the google slide presentation you want to embed into your Moodle site. 2. Within Google Slides, click “File” and then “Publish to the Web.” Click the “Embed” tab and copy the html embed code. Click “Publish” when you’re done. 3. Open up your Moodle course site and find the place where you’d like to embed your slides. Select “Add an activity or resource.” Select “Page.” 4. After filling in the “Name” and “Description”…

  • How-To,  Kaltura and streaming video,  Moodle,  Tools

    How to make your Kaltura video downloadable

    Kaltura is designed as a streaming media platform, rather than a file sharing, or drop box system. However, there may be situations in which you want to make your video or audio recordings downloadable. This is possible in Kaltura, but requires a couple of extra steps. Note that you can only permit downloading of your own videos that you create – not videos digitized by the library. The steps below assume you have first published a recording: either you have shared a video with a course on Moodle, or you have published a video on Mediaspace. Login to My Media, in either Moodle or Mediaspace, and open the recording you want to make…

  • How-To,  Moodle,  Specialized software,  Tools

    Creating LinkedIn Learning Collections

    Trinity subscribes to LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com), a vast library of videos that teach everything from soft skills to software. Anyone from the Trinity community can learn new skills and concepts in bite-sized modules. LinkedIn Learning videos can offer several pedagogical benefits, including: Providing concepts in an alternative medium Accessible content: nearly all content is closed captioned with transcripts Supplemental content for a course’s main syllabus. LinkedIn Learning allows users to create and share their own Collections, which are similar to playlists except that they do not require that content be played in a particular order. Links to Collections can then be embedded into Moodle to facilitate student access. Create…