How to Add a Video to Moodle Using Kaltura

Adding a video into your Moodle course is now easier than ever. Instructors have two choices of how their videos will be displayed in Moodle; either directly on the course homepage or on a separate page. In fact, instructors can insert videos anywhere in a Moodle course where there is a text box. Students, however, are only allowed to submit videos through either assignments or forums.

If you would like the video to display directly on your course homepage, add the video in through a Label.

If you would not like the video to display directly on your course homepage, but instead have students click off of the main course homepage to view it, add the video through a Page.

If you are a student submitting a video as an assignment in Moodle, go directly to Step 3. Please note students may only submit videos as assignments or in forums.

1.) Enter your Moodle course and click 'Add an activity or resource' in the topic where you would like the video to display

2.) Choose 'Label' if you would like the video to show on the main course page.  Choose 'Page' if you would like the video to show on a separate page. 

  • Click the radio button to the left of either 'Label' or 'Page' and then click 'Add.'
  • For demonstration purposes, we are using a Page.

3.) Click the Kaltura Media button

  • Note: You may have to click the first button next to 'Label text' to expand the rows to see the Kaltura Media button.

4.) This will bring up files already uploaded to your 'My Media' files - if you see the video you want to add, click the 'Select' button next to that video; if you need to upload a new video, click 'Add New' and select 'Media Upload'

  • Note: If you have already uploaded files, they will display automatically.

5.) Click 'Choose a file to upload' and select the file you want to upload

6.) After the file has finished uploading, fill out the form, click 'Save' and then click 'Back to Browse and Embed'

  1. Enter a title for your video.
  2. Enter a description for your video.
  3. Enter any tags you wants associated with your video.

7.) After clicking 'Back to Browse and Embed' click 'Select'

8.) You will be shown a preview of your video - click 'Embed'

9.) Click 'Save and return to course'

Congratulations! You have successfully uploaded a video file to Moodle using Kaltura!


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