i'm deve;oping simialr movies and would be more than willing to share any movies that I've created if that helps. my direct e-mail address is email@example.com. With respect to your question I use Swf files as they are easier to manage.
Hi guys, I'm doing the exact same thing (although mine will be in Spanish) and I'm also thinking of using Camtasia. Mark, what software are you using to create the swf movies?
I was searching through forums and ran across your issue here, which is exactly the same question I have. Have you found a way to solve this??
I too am using Camtasia (but version 6 now) and when I produce a flash file (swf) it includes many other files like you said (.xml, html, etc.). But I realized I cannot just upload the swf file because then I lose all other functionality.
If anyone else sees this and knows how to solve it that would be great. Thanks a bunch!
After producing the video, Camtasia will generate a folder containing the xml, swf, css, js and html files.
Compress the folder to a zip file for easy uploading.
Uncompress into a new folder in Moodle.
When linking to the folder, set the Resource hyperlink to the html file.
This has worked for me.
Let me know if you have problems.
Thanks a bunch for the help. I did this and it worked, however most of my videos are long and produce a larger file. Moodle tells me that it only is allowing 20MB max uploads... so it does not work for anything larger. Maybe this is a setting on the server and I will have to ask local admin person to change this??
I'm not sure if this will solve your problems but you might try checking with your admins to ensure they have the filters appropriately set as to allow swf files (and the other files you mentioned) on the site. Even if you have appropriate permissions to up load those file types, its my understanding if the filters are not set correctly those files will not function.
Hope this helps!
(I remember you Dave from ISU btw nice to see you moodling!)