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Moodle has no built-in tools for speech messaging or audioconferencing. However, there are some interesting projects which are working towards enabling the use of voice tools within Moodle, at various stages of maturity:
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Moodle has no built-in tools for speech messaging or audioconferencing. However, there are various plugins which allow audio conferencing and direct recording into Moodle's text editor. This page will  highlight some of the freely available options:
  
==Free tools==
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==Audio/video conferencing==
*[[Audio_in_Moodle#See_also|for a list of audio tools]] - duplicates all information below, plus a few more
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* [https://moodle.org/plugins/browse.php?list=set&id=2 Big Blue Button] is a popular audio/video conferencing tool available from the plugins database. It is an open source project which supports real-time sharing of slides (including whiteboard), audio, video, chat, and desktops.  It also record lectures for later playback. See [http://www.bigbluebutton.org/ Big Blue Button Big Blue Button] website for more general information.
* '''[http://www.covcell.org COVCELL]''', an EU-funded project to provide various enhancements for online language learning, including audio conferencing.
 
**See also [http://moodle.org/mod/forum/view.php?id=5368 COVCELL discussion forum on moodle.org] The audio conferencing will use a RED5 Flash-based server.
 
* Integration of Moodle with '''[http://gong.ust.hk/ Gong]''' (requires a Java server)
 
**[[NanoGong]] is Open Source, may require code change of HTML editor
 
* Integration of Moodle with '''[http://www.dimdim.com/ dimdim]''' open-source webconferencing system. (requires Windows or Linux for the server, Flash+IE/FireFox for the admin and client - still in beta (9 April 2007))
 
* '''[http://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=50265 MoodleSpeex]''' Java applets for voice messaging (note: does not require any modifications/additions to the server setup)
 
*[[Audio_in_Moodle#Using_Audacity_to_Convert_audio_and_Record_voice Audacity]] is Open Source
 
  
==Commercial tools==
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==Direct recording into Moodle==
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*[http://poodll.com/ Poodll] is an  open source project which allows you to record audio into forums, pages, anywhere with a text editor. Recordings are done via the Poodll server hosted by Amazon and transferred to your Moodle site. The [https://moodle.org/plugins/browse.php?list=set&id=13 Poodll set of tools] (filter, assignment 2.3 type, repository, question type) is available from the plugins database. It is simple to install and doesn't require any particular PHP expertise.
  
* The '''Horizon Wimba''' company provides a subscription-based service providing [http://www.horizonwimba.com/products/voicetools/ voice tools] for use in VLEs. [[Wimba Voice Tools module]] has been created in Wimba to integrate into Moodle.
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*[https://moodle.org/plugins/view.php?plugin=repository_mediacapture Mediacapture]  is a Moodle repository plugin available from the plugins database to record audio/video content using the filepicker. The plugin currently comes with 3 recorders built in -  Nanogong (Java Audio recorder), Red5Recorder (Flash Red5 Video recorder) and Flash Audio Recorder. (You don't need to have a Red5video recorder for the audio to work) Here is a [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7nrQBYmjw0&feature=share&list=UUCRg_EbhU9tdpLdiGGN1Mgg|short screencast of the Media capture repository]
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*[https://moodle.org/plugins/view.php?plugin=assignment_onlineaudio/ Online audio recorder] (Flash). This is a contributed plugin available here: https://moodle.org/plugins/view.php?plugin=assignment_onlineaudio/. It is an assignment type and uses Flash (10.1+) to allow students to record audio from a microphone; it then converts the file to MP3 format and upload it to Moodle via HTTP POST. Here is a [http://ourlearning.co.uk/2011/12/online-audio-assignment-in-moodle/ blog post review]
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*[http://nanogong.ust.hk/moodle2.html Nanogong] is a java applet that allows recording, playback and saving to Moodle's text editor. It is available either as a  [http://nanogong.ust.hk/moodle2.html#htmleditor plugin for the text editor] or as a [http://nanogong.ust.hk/moodle2.html#activity student activity.]
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
 
*[[Audio_in_Moodle]]
 
*[[Audio_in_Moodle]]
*[[Portable recording devices]]
 
 
*[[MP3 player]]
 
*[[MP3 player]]
  
 
*[[Audio_in_Moodle#See_also|List of audio tools]] in Audio in Moodle
 
*[[Audio_in_Moodle#See_also|List of audio tools]] in Audio in Moodle

Latest revision as of 12:10, 29 October 2012


Moodle has no built-in tools for speech messaging or audioconferencing. However, there are various plugins which allow audio conferencing and direct recording into Moodle's text editor. This page will highlight some of the freely available options:

Audio/video conferencing

  • Big Blue Button is a popular audio/video conferencing tool available from the plugins database. It is an open source project which supports real-time sharing of slides (including whiteboard), audio, video, chat, and desktops. It also record lectures for later playback. See Big Blue Button Big Blue Button website for more general information.

Direct recording into Moodle

  • Poodll is an open source project which allows you to record audio into forums, pages, anywhere with a text editor. Recordings are done via the Poodll server hosted by Amazon and transferred to your Moodle site. The Poodll set of tools (filter, assignment 2.3 type, repository, question type) is available from the plugins database. It is simple to install and doesn't require any particular PHP expertise.
  • Mediacapture is a Moodle repository plugin available from the plugins database to record audio/video content using the filepicker. The plugin currently comes with 3 recorders built in - Nanogong (Java Audio recorder), Red5Recorder (Flash Red5 Video recorder) and Flash Audio Recorder. (You don't need to have a Red5video recorder for the audio to work) Here is a screencast of the Media capture repository

See also