Saturday, April 10, 2010

Moodle snippet - make and embed a youtube playlist

Yesterday UC ran a Moodle Snippets hour. 10-15 minute how to demonstrations for people using Moodle. I offered to do a demo of creating Youtube playlists and embedding them in Moodle, slipping in a few comments along the way about how people in education should do more with Youtube and all the others, and slim down their use of Moodle. Perhaps such comments within a 10 minute demo are a bit much. Perhaps UC educational support services could run Youtube or Social Media Snippets to balance their manufacture of conscent!?

Anyway, this talk went a bit wrong. Firstly the browser was out of date causing some of the Youtube features not to show, secondly I was caught out by an unexpected change to the custom player feature in Youtube since their interface upgrade. Instant karma, some might say, for being such a smart arse about Moodle.

While the others wait for their expensive Echo360 recording, here's my rough webcam view:


I recorded the other talks too, but not sure they're as keen to be out there as this.

For the record: here's how you embed a playlist now-days:
  1. Go to the "Playlists" section of your account.
  2. Select the playlist you'd like to embed.
  3. Copy the embed code from the upper right corner.
  4. Paste the code into your website or blog.

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