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Cincopa For Moodle LMS Plugin

Moodle is a learning management system (LMS) created for educational needs. This platform is widely used for distance education, blended education, e-learning projects, and creating educational websites of different complexity.

Cincopa is fully compatible with this leading LMS platform. Integrating your educational website with Cincopa media plugin for Moodle video can be a great option to improve content quality and increase knowledge retention. Check out Cincopa Moodle Plugins on moodle.org site.

Why Cincopa Moodle Plugins?

In Moodle, users create educational tutorials and hence they regularly have to embed media to make the tutorials easier to understand using screenshots and videos. This is where Cincopa plugins come for the rescue.

Cincopa plugins in Moodle helps the users to embed their Cincopa images, videos, and audios to their Moodle website or courses.

How to install Moodle?

Moodle is an LMS (Learning Management System) where users can create or access the educational course. Just like WordPress even Moodle has a blog version (moodle.com) and a self-hosted version (moodle.org).

We are going to work with Moodle.org where you can install our plugins.

Follow these steps to install Moodle.org in your hosting:

Access the URL: https://download.moodle.org/ and click on Moodle 3.7.1+ or the latest available version.

Now under latest release, choose Windows/Mac and then select the latest version. By default, the downloads shown in this page will be Windows downloads.

Once the file has been downloaded, you must extract the zip file and then copy the extracted folder to your web hosting package.

So for example: If you have a domain cincopamoodle.com and if it is hosted at your hosting server. Then you upload the folder (moodle-demo) to your cincopamoodle.com root directory. Then you can begin the Cincopa installation by accessing cincopamoodle.com/moodle-demo

Before you proceed with the installation, you must create a database, database user and password. You can ask your hosting provider if you are unsure how to create a database with your hosting server.

Once your database details are created, click on continue and then you can click on Next after choosing the language.

You will now be asked for the database details which you created in the previous step.

Choose the database driver and click Next.

Now the setup will tell you if your server meets Moodle’s basic requirement. If you see Continue at the bottom of this page, then Moodle can work on your server else you will have to contact your hosting provider to make sure they adjust your server settings to meet Moodle’s requirement.

And in the next step, the system will do a few more test and give you an option to continue if all success.  So click on Continue once you see that option.

Now enter all the details required and click on Update Profile

You will now be taken to the dashboard of Moodle which means you have successfully set up Moodle on your server.

Cincopa Plugins

There are four plugins made by Cincopa for Moodle users. See below for more details about each of them:

1. Cincopa Video, Audio and Images Filter

Cincopa Video, Audio and Images Filter allows you to add HTML5 videos, photo galleries, music, podcasts and playlists to any section of your moodle site.

Cincopa supports formats like mp4, mp3, jpg, WMV and many others which you can easily add to your moodle site.

Cincopa is fully hosted and seamlessly integrated with a CDN which makes sure it will work fast and smooth without any load on your moodle server.

How to install Cincopa Video, Audio and Images Filter?

Access the URL: https://moodle.org/plugins/filter_cincopa and click on Download to download the plugin to your computer.

Once the plugin is downloaded you can access your Moodle Dashboard and click on Site Administration.

Now click on Plugins >> Install Plugins

Click on Choose a file to browse the downloaded plugin and then click on Install plugin from my zip file.

Next click on Upgrade Moodle Database Now to check if the plugin is updated+

Choose the formats where you would want the Cincopa Medias to appear and then click on Save

Now you can go back to Site Administration

Then click on Plugins >> Scroll Down >> Filter >> Manage Filter

Now simply enable the Cincopa Media Plugin by selecting On.

How to use Cincopa Video, Audio and Images Filter?

Once the Cincopa Media Plugin is installed and enabled, you can now start using it with Moodle.

Simply access your Moodle Dashboard and try to edit/add a new post/course, and in the body, you can add

Cincopa WordPress plugin
(Relace gallery with your actual gallery id, for example, Awexfcf8) to add your Cincopa Gallery in the moodle post/course.

Now once you save the changes and view your post/course, you will see your Cincopa Gallery.

2. Atto: Cincopa Atto Plugin

Cincopa Atto Editor plugin adds a button to your text editor which allows you to insert Cincopa media gallery. It can be used on any post or page on your site. In order to use this plugin, you will need to install the Cincopa Media Filter plugin and register at https://cincopa.com

How to install Atto: Cincopa Atto Plugin?

Access the URL: https://moodle.org/plugins/atto_cincopa and click on Download to download the plugin to your computer.

Once the plugin is downloaded you can access your Moodle Dashboard and click on Site Administration.

Now click on Plugins >> Install Plugins

Click on Choose a file to browse the downloaded plugin and then click on Install plugin from my zip file.

Next click on Upgrade Moodle Database Now to check if the plugin is updated.

Now go back to Site Administration >> Plugins >> Scroll Dow >> Text Editors >> Atto Toolbar

Scroll Down >> Toolbar Config >> Add Cincopa after >> files = image, media, recordrtc, managefiles,

Click on Save Changes at the bottom.

Next, open any text editor in Moodle and you will see Cincopa Button.

Select a Gallery and save the changes. You will now see your gallery in your Moodle site.

3. Cincopa TinyMCE

Cincopa TinyMCE Editor plugin adds button to your text editor which allows you to insert Cincopa media gallery. It can be used on any post or page on your site. In order to use this plugin, you will need to install Cincopa Media Filter plugin and register at https://cincopa.com

How to install Cincopa TinyMCE?

Access the URL: https://moodle.org/plugins/tinymce_cincopa and click on Download to download the plugin to your computer.

Once the plugin is downloaded you can access your Moodle Dashboard and click on Site Administration.

Now click on Plugins >> Install Plugins

Click on Choose a file to browse the downloaded plugin and then click on Install plugin from my zip file.

Next click on Upgrade Moodle Database Now to check if the plugin is updated.

Now go back to Site Administration >> Plugins >> Scroll Dow >> TinyMCE >> General Settings

Now type cincopa in the Editor Toolbar and save changes.

Next, open any text editor in Moodle and you will see Cincopa Button.

Select a Gallery and save the changes. You will now see your gallery in your Moodle site.

4. Cincopa Rich Media Assignment Submission

Enhance moodle’s standard assignment submission process to include streaming videos, image galleries, audio and large documents without adding any load to your server or being restricted by file size.

This plugin allows students and teachers to easily upload and record from webcam/app different types of multimedia including videos, images, and audios. Teachers can view streaming video and listen to audio directly from the site and grade it without the need to download first.

Cincopa Submissions plugin for Moodle is a great solution for teachers who want to interact with students through their educational portal. Teachers can create assignments for students and collect various multimedia materials from students and required to fulfill their work. Download

How to install Cincopa Rich Media Assignment Submission?

Access the URL: https://moodle.org/plugins/assignsubmission_cincopa and click on Download to download the plugin to your computer.

Once the plugin is downloaded you can access your Moodle Dashboard and click on Site Administration.

Now click on Plugins >> Install Plugins

Click on Choose a file to browse the downloaded plugin and then click on Install plugin from my zip file.

Next click on Upgrade Moodle Database Now to check if the plugin is updated.

Create an API token for the selected template with Cincopa.

To create an API key, log in to your Cincopa account >> click on API Tokens.

Click on Create New Key or use an existing API key.

Now go back to Site Administration >> Plugins >> Scroll Dow >> Cincopa Submission.

Copy and Paste the API token and gallery shortcode in the Cincopa submissions dashboard. Save the changes.

How to use Cincopa Rich Media Assignment Submission?

A teacher can now create an assignment and enable Cincopa within it.

To create an assignment, simply add an activity in the course section and then choose an assignment there.

Now select Assignment to create an assignment

Enter the Assignment details like Title and Descriptions >> Scroll Down >> Check the checkbox Cincopa submissions

Save the changes.

Now when a student’s tries to access the assignment. They will see the assignment you created and they must click on Add Submissions to submit their assignments.

Now the students can drag and drop/click on upload to add their media files with their submissions.

Once the media is added simply click on save and the added media will be added to the connected Cincopa account and will be accessible by the teacher.

Working with Rectrace and Moodle?

RecTrace is a webcam and screen recording tool for sales professionals to create personalized videos, share them with prospects and turn leads into customers.

Moodle is an LMS which allows users to create educational courses.

Rectrace can be very helpful with Moodle as it can help the users to record a screencast. Screencasts make it really easy for the teachers/trainer to teach certain concepts and hence it is very helpful to use Cincopa’s Rectrace with Moodle.

How To Use

To access the plugin you must already have a registered Cincopa account. Users can register an account here: https://www.cincopa.com and setup their gallery/profile.

Once you have an account registered with Cincopa and have installed the Cincopa RecTrace plugin, you must click on the Cincopa RecTrace icon on the top right corner of your chrome browser.

Now a new window will appear with different features that the plugin offers.

The plugin offers various types of options the users can choose to record their screencasts. Here are the different features provided by the plugin:

1. Tab

This option allows you to record only the tab which you are currently using. Once the user clicks on this type, all the settings will be applied just to the current tab.

2. Screen

This option allows you to record the entire screen of your computer. Once the users click on this type, all the settings will be applied to the entire screen.

3. Cam only

This option allows you to record just a video capture using your computer camera. Once the user clicks on this type, all the settings will be applied to video capture mode.

Once the videos are recorded, the recorded media will be saved in your Cincopa account which can then be used with Moodle.

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