Moodle – Adding Video from YouTube

When you find a YouTube video you want to embed into Moodle follow these steps:

Select “Share” under the video.

Then choose “Embed”

Highlight and copy the code you see in the box below “Embed.” (Keep this tab open as you’ll need to copy the URL later.)

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Open a new tab in your browser and go to your Moodle course. Go to the topic you want. Click “Add an Activity or Resource.”

Scroll to the bottom of the window that pops up and click the radio button next to “URL.” Click “Add.”

Name your video. (See illustration below.)

Click on the first icon in the Description box (see below) to expand your selection.

Click on the double arrows < > to toggle to html (You don’t need to know html. You’ll just paste in the code.)

Next, paste in the code in the box below the description icons (see illustration.)

Check the box next to “Display description on course page.”

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Now go back to your YouTube page and copy the URL of the video from the top URL bar. (This will be at the top of your browser, not underneath the YouTube video.)

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Click the drop down arrow next to “Content” and paste the URL into the “External URL” box.

Click the drop down arrow next to “Appearance” and choose “Embed” next to the “Display” field.

Be sure to scroll to the bottom and choose “Save and Return to Course” when you’re finished.

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Posted August 28, 2014 by Sandy Groom-Meeks in category "Moodle

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