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These instructions refer to Moodle 3.2 from September 2017 onward

 

Moodle Help & Support 

 

How to add captions and edit thumbnails of videos in Moodle

You can easily upload and share media files in Moodle and your students will be able to play the content back on any device.
You can also ask your students to submit media assignments. If you want to do this, please refer to the alternative documentation How to add a Media Assignment Activity.
If you want to upload media files outside of Moodle, please refer to the alternative documentation How to use MediaSpace.


To use this Guide you should be familiar with the addition of video and audio to Moodle through Mediaspace.

How to add video and audio in Moodle

 


Adding Captions to video in Moodle 

To add captions:

  • On your My Media page (found under Site home in moodle), click Edit for the media you want to edit.
  • The Edit Media page opens.
  • Choose the Captions tab
  • Upload a caption file (SRT, DFXP formats are supported).

We recommend using the SRT format. These files include the text of what was said in the video and time codes for when the text should display.

You can create an SRT file in the following ways:

    1. use YouTube’s speech recognition technology to automatically create the captions file. To do this you must have a YouTube account. Note that there is some delay after upload before the caption file is created. Since these are automatically generated, the quality of the captions may vary from video to video. As the owner of the video you can edit the captions to improve accuracy. Refer to the YouTube help for detailed instructions
    2. use an online service like Amara (http://amara.org) to create the caption file.


For more detailed instructions including screenshots, refer to the following Step by Step instructions

How to Edit a Media thumbnail

 

  • On your My Media page (found under Site home in moodle), click Edit next to the media item that you wish to change the thumbnail for.

  • In the Edit Media window, you can:

Edit information about the media (metadata) and select a frame to use as the media thumbnail (useful when the media is included in a gallery).

 

 

 

Options to select a thumbnail:

    • Upload a thumbnail from your desktop and use it as the default thumbnail.
    • Use the player to select the frame you want to use as your default thumbnail and then click on the Capture button.
    • Select one thumbnail from ten automatically generated thumbnails of the selected video and set it as the default thumbnail.

To upload a thumbnail from your desktop

  • To upload a thumbnail from your desktop, select My Media and then click Edit next to the entry you want to add a thumbnail to.
  • In the Edit Media window select the Thumbnails tab.
  • Click Upload Thumbnail.
  • Upload a file from your desktop and click Open.

To grab a frame from the content as a thumbnail

  • Select My Media
  • then click Edit next to the entry you want to add a thumbnail to.
  • In the Edit Media window select the Thumbnails tab.
  • Select the Thumbnails tab and click Play.
  • Click Capture at the frame that you want to use as a thumbnail. The captured frame is saved automatically and used for the thumbnail.

To select an automatically generated thumbnail

  • Select My Media
  • Click Edit next to the entry you want to add a thumbnail to.
  • In the Edit Media window select the Thumbnails tab.
  • Click Automatically Generate.

You can also download the selected thumbnail by clicking the download tab

 

 

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