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TEACHER-Embedding a video recording into your Moodle course from a Google Drive folder

This article shows teachers how to embed a video recording into a Moodle course from a Google Drive folder

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Written by Sue Soltis
Updated over a week ago

Video recordings personalize your course and can be used for your course introduction, topic introductions, or to augment quiz and assignment instructions. You can add a video recording in Moodle anywhere there is a text editor, such as labels, book chapters (pages), quiz and assignment instructions, and topic descriptions. A best practice is inserting video INSIDE a book chapter so the video logically flows with the rest of your content.

For this demonstration, we're going to insert a video stored in a WIU Google Drive folder into a book chapter. Remember to click Turn editing on from the top right side of your course home page.

Create your own video or download a copyright-free video. We're going to use a short video from Pixabay, which we uploaded to our course folder in WIU Google Drive.

Double click the audio file in your course folder in WIU Google Drive so the audio file opens in a browser window.

From the top right of the page, click More actions (1) and then click Open in new window (2).

Click More actions (1) a second time and then click Embed item... (2).

Copy the entire embed code by highlighting all the text and then using Ctrl + C (PC) or Cmd + C (Mac) to copy the text.

Access one of your books and click the Edit chapter icon (gear icon) to edit the desired page within the book.

Click the Toolbar Toggle button to expand the text editor toolbar.

In the content area, add text to introduce the video, explain the relevance to your content (if applicable), and include the video's length. Also, consider providing questions for students to think about as they view the video.

Below your introductory text, place the cursor (1) where you want to insert the video, and click Edit HTML source (2) from the text editor toolbar.

Paste the video's embed code below your introductory text by using Ctrl + V (PC) or Cmd + V (Mac).

If desired, resize the video player size by changing the width and height in the HTML source code. For example, if the video's size defaults to 640 w x 480 h, you can maintain the aspect ratio by changing the width and height sizes to one of the following options: 480 w x 360 h, 320 w x 240 h, or 160 w x 120 h.

When finished editing the width and height, click Update at the bottom of the HTML source editor window. Continue editing the page as needed.

Click Save changes.

The embedded video will now be displayed in a book chapter. Students can view the video in full screen by clicking the Pop-out icon at the top right of the video window.

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