Media Hosting - Decision Guide
Posted by ATC Staff, Last modified by ATC Staff 2 on 24 April 2020 01:13 PM
Description: This is a helpful guide on where to store your media files, and which media servers can store the media to host for your classroom on- and off-line.
Where to Upload and Host Media Files for Online Viewing
Which Servers are Compatible with my Files?
+: Recommended platform!
X: File compatible
* Webpages must be stored in public_html folder
** Uploading too many files, or files that are too large, to Moodle WILL slow down your course!
Moodle accepts any and all file types. However, your students may not be able to see them if they do not have the required software.
Make sure your students will be able to view any files you upload to your Moodle course!
Different Types of Media Servers:
Document and File Media Storage
Google Drive: G Suite for Education provides storage in Google Drive. Share documents, link to files, and set granular permissions so that viewing/editing is available to individuals, a team, the institution or the entire Internet.
Filehost: This is a Lane specific file server that will sync all your files with any device you access it from. We recommend this solution only for web pages and Java content (e.g. SoftChalk) that you need to host. For everything else, we recommend Google Drive. To log in to FileHost, click on this link.
SoftChalk users: Due to Flash and Java both being depreciated, we recommend converting all SoftChalk content to H5P and avoiding SoftChalk entirely.
Moodle: Moodle is Lane’s learning management system and can be used to host files and link to other sources, as well as interact with your students on an online platform. Students are automatically added to Moodle when they enroll in your course, so you can be sure that they will have access to your files here.
Video Media Storage
YouTube: You can upload an unlimited amount of video to YouTube, but by default these videos can only be 15 minutes in length. You can bypass this limit by following these directions. YouTube videos can be shared with your students by sending them a link or by linking to the video from your Moodle course.
Kaltura: Kaltura is a media streaming platform for audio and video resources. This is a limited resource but it’s advantages are for copyrighted content that you use in a limited manner and want to exercise your fair use rights for education.
Media Servers Quick Guide:
* We don't want anyone uploading file sizes this large. The reason we have it set so high is because of our backup and restore process. In order to restore a large class without having the ATC or Moodle admin do it, we keep the upload file size limit larger than it really needs to be. Please keep your uploads to less than 10 mb. Uploading large file sizes, or many files to your course WILL slow down your course.
Which Account Should I Use?
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