How to create a flash audio player We can include MP3 recordings on Moodle webpages. These will appear as simple players. It’s well worth learning how to this so that we can provide listening material for our students.
To create your player: 1.
Make the recording. Audacity is a good, free program for doing this. Save the file as an MP3. There’s a section on Audacity later in this chapter.
Open up a Moodle Web page on your course. The easiest way to do this is to go to a course page. Turn editing mode on.
Editing button You’ll find the editing button in the top right hand corner of your screen.
Next click on Add a resource and choose Compose a webpage.
Write a link word. E.g. 'recording'. Highlight that word by dragging the cursor across it.
Now insert a link to the audio file by clicking on the chain icon in the menu.
In the URL box, write down the link to your audio file. Give the Link a title.
If we don’t know the file location we can either Browse to a file on our computer, or link to a Moodle file which we have already uploaded. It’s good practice to make a separate folder for different categories of files. After you click on Browse, you’ll see this:
Choose a suitable name for your new folder and then click on Create folder.
Now click on your newly created folder.
Click on Browse to select the audio file on your computer.
Click on Upload this file. If the maximum file size is too low for your audio file, ask your Administrator to increase it by adjusting the php.ini file.
Click on the file you’ve uploaded and we’ll be taken back to the Web page insert link dialog box.
Click on OK.
Toggle to the HTML view of your page ( in the menu) and remove the word 'recording' from between the <> <> tags in the HTML. This is what it looks like before:
And this is what it looks like after:
Now click on Save and display at the bottom of the page. Our recording is now available via the Moodle player.