Saturday, July 11, 2009

How to mashup pageflakes, youtube video, slideshare, etc. with Moodle

Jason Hando's video on how to use the much ignored html block to embed web services like pageflakes, slideshare and any other embeddable service in Moodle.

Btw. Hando forgot to say that it will only work if your Moodle administrator enabled Site Administration block -> Security ->Site Policies->Allow EMBED and OBJECT .

Moodle consider this a security issue as it states:
As a default security measure, normal users are not allowed to embed multimedia (like Flash) within texts using explicit EMBED and OBJECT tags in their HTML (although it can still be done safely using the mediaplugins filter). If you wish to allow these tags then enable this option.
Personally I like this enabled despite the risk because of the nifty functionalities.

1 comment:

  1. Hey, thanks for the reference! Glad you found this idea worthy of mention.

    I just double checked on a completely vanilla installation (non-customised in any way) of Moodle 1.9.5 and the feature is by default turned on to add the object code required to do a "Moodle mashup". Just thought I'd mention that - simply turn editing on, add a html block (even on the front page of the site) and paste the code from a YouTube video into the html version of the editor. Nice! No need to change any security settings :-)

    Keep up the informative blog posts for educators.


    Jason Hando


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