Video and audio are essential part of the modern education. They are indispensable for many learning programs (for learners with vision disorders, for musical or foreign language educational programs, etc.). Now quiz became one of the most popular ways to test the students during the learning process or on the finals. So, the ability to insert video and audio files into the quiz questions is a must-have for the quiz component.


With Joomla Quiz Deluxe you can insert video and audio into:

  • quiz description;
  • learning path description;
  • quiz question

Learn how to add the YouTube or locally hosted videos to your on-line quiz easily.


How to Insert Video

You can do it using special plug-in. The format of the files for upload depends on what formats supports the plug-in you use. There are plenty of plug-ins for such needs on JED. It’s up to you which one to choose. We will show you how to insert video using jplayer as it is one of the most popular video plug-ins.

With jplayer (for Joomla 1.5-2.5) plug-in you can insert .flv, .mp4, and .mp3 files uploaded to your Joomla site via Media Manager as well as videos hosted on YouTube.

To insert the video uploaded to your Joomla site server, do the following:

  1. Install and enable the JPlayer (the plug-in will be disabled by default);

  2. Place the video/audio file you want to use into the media/video folder of your site or find the YouTube video you like;

  3. Enable the html mode in the WYSIWYG editor of your quiz question or description;

  4. Insert the tag {format}filename|width|height|autoplay|subtitles{/format} or simple {format}filename{/format} with default settings (you can change the plug-in settings if needed);
    Examples: code example

  5. Save the changes.

All the tags supported by the plug-in are {flv} {flvremote} {mp3} {mp3playlist} {mp3remote} {mp4} {mp4remote} {videoplaylist} {youtube}

You can also use the other embedding video plug-ins that do not use JavaScript for adding the player on the page.

So there are no limits for your education these days and now you learned how to add video and audio to the quizzes to make them even more attractive and informative and make the learning process for more exciting and productive.

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2012-07-05
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