Embed a video

You can embed a YouTube video in any text entry box with a formatting tool bar in Moodle, such as within the Topic summary, a label, or in the main body of a composed web page.

Note: Whilst you can embed video into a label, which will make it display on your main page, it can take up a significant amount of space and increase the time it takes to load the main page.

  1. In a topic area, select Page from the Add a resource pop up Activity chooser menu.

    image of add page selection pop-up

  2. In the Name field, write the name of the page such as the title of the YouTube video.
    page video general settings
  3. In the Content area, Click the insert video icon.

    Page Moodle Editor Video button
  4. Click Find or upload a sound, video or applet... at the top of the pop up window.

    Image of embed media serach button
  5. Click Youtube videos, fill in the Search videos box and click the Search button.

    Image of youtube search in filepicker
  6. Click the required video from the list displayed.

    image of filepicker youtube select
  7. Complete the copyright information box, including all known details. Most videos on YouTube are all rights reserved.

    image of licensing type in filepicker
  8. Click Select this file

  9. insert preview
  10. Click Insert
  11. The content box will not display the actual video until saved, just a link. However the student will see the video preview when the page is clicked

    Page video content link
  12. Select how you would like the page displayed. In this instance, in a pop-up window of the specified size.

    Appearance settings
  13. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click Save and return to course or Save and display.