Since we are mostly a Mac campus, most of our video and audio is saved in a .mov format. Many Windows machines and browsers are not very good at automatically displaying these files. Therefore, we’ve been asked if there is any way to easily convert .mov files to something more compatible e.g. MP3 or MP4 format.
Here is one approach that seems very simple:
1) Place all files you want to convert into the same folder. If they are in Blackboard use the Shared Location Setup function in the FILE section of the control panel to map the course files to a folder on your desktop.
2) Choose the file you wish convert (hold “shift” while selecting the file to select multiple files)
4) Hit the “convert” button. This will do the conversion on each file and, when done, zip the files into a single compressed file.
5) Download converted files. This will be a 1-step process because all the files will be in 1 zip file).