The RecordRTC plugin gives the ability to record and embed audio or video anywhere you can use the Atto text editor (there’s also support for the TinyMCE editor if you prefer).
The plugin is available to download in zip format from the Moodle plugin repository at https://moodle.org.plugins.
The zip downloaded zip file should then be unzipped and its contents uploaded to your Moodle installation e.g. lib/editor/atto/plugins folder for Atto version.
Once the files are in place, login to the Moodle site as an admin and complete the installation by going to ‘Site administration ► Notifications’.
For me this process took only a few minutes and completed without any errors.
Tip: Always, take a backup of your Moodle site before installing a plugin.
As an administrator, there are a few configuration options you can change to restrict the size of the recordings:
The plugin is very easy to use wherever the editor is available. However, think about your storage requirements if this plugin is used a lot.
In the event of needing to remove a media file recorded using the plugin follow the steps below (for a forum post).
Click the Edit link
Locate and click on the attachment icon in the Atto toolbar
This opens a “manage files” window giving you access to the media file, you can then click on the media file which will open
Click the delete button to remove the file (the option to download the file before deletion is next to the delete button). Any other content will remain in place.
From a learner perspective, the plugin is simple to use and makes adding audio or video contribution to forum posts, blog entries, glossary entries, etc. easy.
Documentation is available at: https://docs.moodle.org/33/en/RecordRTC
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