Tuesday, December 20, 2011

How to combine a FLV video and a PowerPoint presentation on the same Moodle page

There are several ways how you can combine a PowerPoint with a video on the same Moodle page.

 I don't know about synchronising a PowerPoint with a video, but I can manage a 3-paned window by using 1995-technology HTML frames coupled with Xerte. Here's a demo of a prototype of what I think you are looking for, minus the synchronisation (which I have no idea how to do):
a related post is here:

The PowerPoint was transformed into a flash swf file by using ISpring free version.

What about a Moodle third-party mod instead? Try out the VideoTutor mod for Moodle 1.9.x.
Video tutorials are here:
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Anyway, if you would like to demo the VideoTutor mod, here's one link to the activity:
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Here's another example, this time with a user-controlled PowerPoint-converted-to-Flash-by-using-iSpring on the left, AND a video on the right.
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However, again the synchornisation part is missing. Perhaps you have to use PowerPoint's rehearse feature and time the rehearsal timings feature with the video, and then save the pptx file. Hope this helps those of you who wish to add that multimedia-ish slant to your Moodle page!

Frankie Kam
Melaka, Malaysia
P.S., if anyone would like the HTML embed codes for the 'Flashed'PowerPoint slides, please do not hesitate to contact me on this blog or via my email: Cheers!

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  1. I don't if you have already tried Smart PPT Converter, but that software lets you actually convert PowerPoint presentations into video files. I've used it many times. The good thing about all this is that you can then play the presentation on any video player.


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