Course Setup Adding Audio & Video
Moodle allows you to embed rich media into an activity you create within your course when
using the HTML editor. Your Moodle administrator should enable the Multimedia plug in Filter
setting (see Administration section of manual) in advance. Examples of media player files
supported within Moodle include:
How to add a media resource:
Step 1: Create an instance of an activity on the course home page. As an example we will create an
Assignment called The Interview (Fig. 40). Complete all properties for this activity. In the example we have
selected that this will be an assignment requiring the student to upload their work online (see page 16), entered
a Grade value and Due date.
assignment and added a link to a
Windows Media video file, entering the text
Review this video for our link. Linking to a
resource stored in the Files area of the
course is easy. Select the URL link button
on the HTML editor and locate a file by
using the Browse button (Fig. 41) on the
Insert a Link screen. Our resource
(interview.wmv) is stored within the course
Files area (Fig. 42).
Step 3: Click Save changes when you
have completed creating the activity. The
results (Fig. 43) will display in the browser
as your students will the assignment.
Embed audio narration (MP3) files into a Quiz
or Lesson, and find other ways to enrich course
activities using multimedia resources.
Moodle has built in media filters for Flash, Windows Media
Player, QuickTime and MP3 files. Embedding these resources in
an activity using the HTML editor displays the file, with its control
features, with the page you create.