We are in a corporate environment. We are in about month 6 of implementing and using Moodle.
We chose to migrate everything “as is” in the beginning. Now we work on new product releases as they happen and between new releases we go back to re-record and freshen up the older sessions. Some of the older sessions were 1.5 hours long, so we are also breaking them down into 10 or 15 minute segments. We also post the approximate duration for the entire course and each individual topic so students can plan their time.
For new releases, I might create the session in PowerPoint with presenter’s notes and then import the slides into Adobe Captivate. Then I record audio on a per slide basis and publish it as a flash file. You can easily add media controls to the file while publishing. Additionally there may be a Product Bulletin PDF and or User Guide that I would post in the same location as the product introduction.
I use another product by TechSmith that is called Camtasia. With this product you can play the slide show and capture the video and audio (with the right hardware setup). Then publish it as a wmv or flash file. The only downside here is a 30-minute video takes 30 minutes to capture. To republish that same 30-minute video as a wmv or swf on a Dual Core processor with 2 GB RAM is another 25 minutes.
We added a system test (pass\fail) to the login page and links to the latest Adobe Flash Player, Adobe Acrobat Reader, and Windows Media Player should their system fail one of these checks.