Moodle Help & Support (Student)

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Applies to Moodle 3.6 from July 2019

You can submit a media file through a Moodle assignment dropbox as follows:

  • Navigate to the relevant module, click into the Assignment, then select Add submission.


To upload a media file you have created:

  • After clicking Add submission, in the upload screen for online text click the Mediaspace button (marked below).

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  • Once you're in Mediaspace, select Add New > Media Upload in the top-right of the page.
  • Read the copyright statement and tick the checkbox, if you agree to it.
  • The Upload Media dialog box will open. Drag and Drop a file OR Click +Choose a file to upload and navigate to the file you wish to submit.


  • N.B. for Mac users: Videos created on a Mac sometimes upload without audio and may need to be re-encoded using a free program such as Handbrake)
  • When the file has uploaded (this may take some time, depending on the size), complete the name and description and click Save.

  • This will save your changes ONLY ...


  • ... To complete the upload, click Save and Embed, then click Embed on the following Preview page.


            
  • The file will appear in the Online Text box as a hyperlink. Click Save Changes to submit and view your file.
  • Your submission is now complete and the Submission Status should show as 'Submitted for grading' (in green).
  • If your submission was late, Time Remaining will be highlighted red and it will show how late the submission was.

         

  • If you happy with your submission you can navigate away from the submission page and continue with your other tasks. 
  • If you wish to resubmit, click Edit Submission begin the process again.

      To embed a link to a media file from an external source (e.g., a YouTube video):

  • After clicking Add submission, in the upload screen for online text click the Link button.

  • Paste the URL for your media source into the Create Link dialog box and click Open in New Window > Create Link.
  • The file will appear in the Online Text box as a hyperlink. Your description should be written underneath the link.
  • Click Save Changes to submit and view your file.
  • Your submission is now complete and the Submission Status should show as 'Submitted for grading' (in green).
  • If your submission was late, Time Remaining will be highlighted red and it will show how late the submission was.
  • If you happy with your submission you can navigate away from the submission page and continue with your other tasks. 
  • If you wish to resubmit, click Edit Submission begin the process again.

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