How to: Add Video and Audio 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 Publishing video to MediaSpace

Quick reference guide 

  1. Log into Moodle, navigate to your Moodle module and click on the Turn editing on button (top right).
  2. To add a media item to your Moodle module, go to the section where you want it and click on the + Add an activity or resource hyperlink. 
  3. Scroll down the list and select Media Resource
  4. Click on the Add button, and in the next screen enter the Name for the media resource.
  5. Upload a media file, record from a webcam or select previously uploaded content.
    NOTE: Maximum size for video or audio is 2 GB. We expect most to be smaller than this.

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

Step by Step

1. Log into Moodle

To use the media upload service, first log into Moodle.

2. Add a media item to your moodle module


To upload a media file (or embed media you uploaded earlier)



As the file uploads, you will see a progress bar like this one:

PLEASE NOTE: Uploading large video files can take a long time depending on the current available network bandwidth, so please be patient. We recommend that you upload large videos at a time when there are less people using the network.

Do not navigate away from the page until the upload is complete, or your upload will be cancelled.

After the media is uploaded, it is converted for optimal playback. You cannot preview or publish the media if it is still converting.


How to embed media

You can now embed media in any Moodle resource or activity that includes the text editor:

A pop up window opens with a list of media items that you can select. You can also add new media from here.


How to allow download of media

To allow viewers to download a media item:

Now viewers will see a download option when they view this content in the Media Gallery.

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