Host educational videos securely

This guide will help you to add a video file to your Moodle shell using Equella as storage.

1. Login to Moodle.

Moodle Login

2. Go to your Moodle course and turn editing on.

3. Click Add an activity or resource.

Moodle Add Activity

4. When the resource chooser appears, scroll down and select Equella Resource.

Moodle Add Resource

5. After the Equella integration screen appears, click Contribute.

Equella Contribute

6. Browse and locate the video file from your Computer or connected device

Equella Description

7. Select Upload a file and click next

Equella Pick Resource

8. Drag the video file from your Computer or connected device into the window. Wait for the green progress bar to fill. Click Next

Equella Drag Video

9. Click Save to finalise the upload.

Equella Save

10. Click Save and then Publish to add the resource to Equella

Equella Save and Publish

11. Make sure the topic you want to add the resource into is highlighted yellow. You can then click the blue plus button next to the resource to add it to the topic. Click save and the upload to Moodle will begin.

Equella Add to Moodle

12. A link will then be placed in Moodle showing the resource name, and the length of the video file. There will initially be a placeholder stating that your file is being transcoded, this will then be replaced with the actual video resource once transcoding is complete. The time taken to transcode the video will differ depending on the source file size,frame rate, video format and resolution.

Please take a look at the basic video page which has useful tips on how to plan, create and complete a video.