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Add audio or video

Moodle editors can easily add audio and video files into their Moodle-space by dragging and dropping files into the relevant section. After dropping the file, you have the option to add the file as a link or embed it with an audio/video player.

Reminder: There is a file upload limit of up to 500MB (default of 100MB). If you would like to display video files above this amount, then please use eStream - see 'Uploading video to eStream' for guidance.

Adding an audio or video file

  1. Go to your Moodle space and click 'Turn editing on'.
  2. Drag and drop the Audio (or video file) into the section where you want to add the multimedia file
  3. Select the relevant display option

Adding media options

Example of a video file embedded in a Moodle-space section

Video file embedded in moodle

Example an audio file as a clickable File resource

audio file as clickable resource

Embed a YouTube video to your Moodle space

You can embed a YouTube video by pasting the video URL in the relevant Moodle resource.

  1. Copy the video URL from YouTube
  2. Open the Moodle Resouce in Edit view
  3. Paste URL at the appropriate place in the resource

Example embedded youtube video

  1. Click on 'Save and return to course'

Example of an embedded YouTube video in a Label resource

example youtube video in label


The information on this page relates to Moodle v3.4 and was last updated August 2018.

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