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Published April 27, 2020 | Multidisciplinary

Profweb Podcast #1: Interactive Videos, myDALITE and Moodle to Support Alternative Teaching

A number of technologies have facilitated the transition to alternative methods of teaching. In recent years, these tools have become more user-friendly and accessible to teachers, who are using them to support a blended or fully on-line approach within their teaching practice.

Yann Brouillette and Carmen Leung are 2 such teachers from Dawson College. Profweb and SALTISE invited them to discuss how they are using videos created from PowerPoint which are augmented with interactivity using H5P within Moodle. They are using this along with the myDALITE platform as the foundation for their approach to distance delivery. Teachers who are taking their first steps towards alternative delivery can pick and choose pieces of the described approach according to their comfort level with technology and taking their particular needs into account.

This inaugural podcast is part of what we hope will become a series of podcasts that highlight how teachers are innovating in the digital age. These podcasts are a collaborative effort between Profweb and the SALTISE active learning community of practice.

Podcast #1 is comprised of 3 parts:

  1. Part 1 is an interview that describes the approach used by Carmen and Yann.
  2. Part 2 is a virtual visit of the Moodle platform with the interactive video component with formative quizzes (using H5P) and summative questions (using myDALITE).
  3. Part 3 is a quick tutorial on producing videos using PowerPoint and adding H5P interactivity within the Moodle platform.

Learning about the approach

In this interview, Kevin Lenton and I ask Carmen and Yann about the approach they have been using to create asynchronous video capsules for their students.

Part 1 of the podcast contains the interview with Carmen Leung and Yann Brouillette.

A tour of the interactive video and myDALITE inside Moodle

In part 2 of the podcast, Carmen and Yann take us on a virtual visit of a course in their Moodle environment which integrates interactive videos exported from PowerPoint. H5P adds a layer of interactivity on top of these videos that allows for formative assessments. We also see how Carmen and Yann embed summative assessment questions from myDALITE in Moodle. All of these elements combine for a seamless experience for students.

Part 2 of the podcast provides a tour of a course in Moodle that contains interactive videos and summative questions in myDALITE.

A brief tutorial on creating interactive videos

In part 3 of the podcast, Carmen and Yann show us how they produce narrated presentations in PowerPoint that are exported to video, uploaded to YouTube and how they add interactivity using H5P within the Moodle environment.

Part 3 of the podcast shows a quick tutorial of how to produce an interactive video with H5P in Moodle.

Drop us a line!

Do you have any tools and tips that you are using as part of the transition to alternative teaching? Do you have any comments about our inaugural podcast that can help us make things even better next time? Please share your feedback in the comments area below.

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    Liz Charles wrote April 30, 2020 at 10:00 AM

    Wow! This is a great initiative. Thanks ProfWeb and SALTISE. This is the type of collaboration between the partners in the Quebec Network that we need to see more of. In addition, these two professors are a great example of collaboration between peers.

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    Murray Bronet wrote May 7, 2020 at 1:58 PM

    Thank you for this wonderful podcast and tutorial. I am just now starting to experiment with Moodle for a possible online Summer course or a near certain online Fall course. Although I have not figured it all out just yet, the making of interactive videos with H5P is a helpful tool in my pedagogical arsenal.

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