After weeks of work, I finally figured out how to make and upload
video to my Moodle (version 1.9.3) using Firefox on Mac OS 10.5.5. I hope my learning will help someone else.
First I downloaded the free version of software called Jing at www.jingproject.com/
Using Jing, I made my screenshot video with voiceover (maximum 5 minutes). It took several hours and five recordings to get a video that said what I needed to say, fairly smoothly, in under 5 minutes. Anyway, that video saved as an .swf file of about 13.5MB. (.swf is Macromedia Flash Player, I believe). Adobe prompted me to update my Flash player, and I did.
Then I went to Course Administration, Modules, Multimedia plugins, and set the .swf permission
to "yes." There are risks, I know.
I went into the course where I wanted the video. In Settings I increased the size of a permissible uploaded file to the next larger increment, or 40MB. Again, there are risks.
In editing mode, I opened the "Add a resource" drop-down menu. I chose to add a link to a file or Web site. (I had tried Matt Campbell's method of selecting Create a web page; it was an instructive experience, but for some reason it did not work for me.)
From there on, I used the usual Browse, Open, Upload, Choose, Save routine. Mirabile dictu
, it worked. Of course, I have here elided the many side trips, hours of thrashing about, downloading unnecessary gadgets, fooling around with my ftp
, failing to see what was before my face, and general gnashing of teeth. \\ May some Moodler out there benefit from this tale.