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  • Tracking Video Analytics for Moodle using Content Item Message

    Content Item Message is a protocol that enables LTI-based tools to pass back authentication information for, among other things, embedded videos. Within Moodle, CIM can be used to embed content using a specified Moodle-defined CIM workflow. Videos posted to Moodle using the Moodle CIM workflow will be able to track analytics (i.e. the YuJa user watching the video will be known as opposed to the viewer being marked as “Anonymous”).

    Implementation Notes

    Currently Moodle does not support CIM-based embedding via text editors, however the Moodle Development Community has an open ticket to support LTI Content Item through Text Editors in the future (see https://tracker.moodle.org/browse/MDL-56229 and  https://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=354590)

    Installing the CIM Tool

    The CIM Tool must be installed through the Moodle LMS.

    • Navigate to Site Administrator > Plugins > Activity Modules > External Tools > Manage Tools.
    • Click configure a tool manually. Enter the following fields:

    Tool Name: YuJa Media Chooser with CIM
    Tool URL: https://<your_base_url>/LMSEntry.jsp
    Consumer key: <your_consumer_key>
    Shared secret: <your_shared_secret>
    Tool Configuration usage: Show in activity chooser and as a preconfigured tool
    In Show more…:
    Select Content-Item Message checkbox

    Uploading Video with CIM

    Once CIM is enabled, you may upload video using the installed tools.

    • Navigate to the desired Course in Moodle.
    • Click the Gear icon in the top right, and choose Turn Editing On.

    • Select Add an Activity or Resource under your desired topic.

    • Under Activities, click on the tool, YuJa Media Chooser with CIM.

    • Click Add, then click Select Content. This will open up the Media Chooser.

    • Scroll down and select a video.

    • Click Save and Return to Course or Save and Display. Your video will now be available as an Activity under your topic.