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Using Mediasite with Moodle

Course Content

Total learning: 18 lessons Time: 45 minutes

Add a Video to your Moodle Course

There are two methods that Mediasite videos can be added to a course in Moodle. The first method is to add the video to the Mediasite collection. Students would then see the video as part of the course channel through the Mediasite Videos link. The second option is by embedding the video directly on the course page. The advantage of this method is that more context can be added around the video.

Add a Video Presentation to a Mediasite Collection

Collections are an easy way to share video presentations with students. This is a great option for keeping daily classroom recordings grouped together. Adding an existing video is as simple as associating it with the Moodle course tag and it will show up in the collection.

Adding a video to the collection in a Moodle course is done by associating the video with a module. Within the course:

  1. Select My Mediasite
  2. Open the video you would like to add to the collection
  3. Click Edit Detail
  4. Select Add Module
  5. Choose the module (course)
  6. Click Save

Embed a Mediasite Video into a Moodle Course

An alternative method to add a video to a course is by embedding it directly within a section of the course. This is an ideal option for videos and presentations that require more context around them.

Embedding a video to your Moodle course gives your students a seamless experience when working with course content.

  1. Turn Editing On within the course
  2. Select Add an activity or resource to the desired section
  3. Select Mediasite Content and click Add
  4. Choose either Presentation for a single video or Collection to embed a channel
  5. Click the Embed dropdown and select how you would like to embed the presentation or Channel:
    • Presentation Link – Create a hyperlink to the video
    • Thumbnail – Will insert just the video thumbnail and when clicked will open the full player
    • Abstract Only – Creates a link and includes the presentation details
    • Player Only – Inserts a true embedded video
    • Abstract and Player – Will embed the video and include the presentation details
  6. Click Save and return to course

Once you have embedded the video or collection you can then turn editing off on the course.

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