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Moodle allows you to insert media files like sound (MP3), video (MP4), or an applet (java) into the courses or pages. Media files can be uploaded to the server your Moodle is running on through the Moodle Dashboard. Moodle will automatically create the scripts necessary to embed the video in the page. Below are the steps to insert an MP4 video in the Moodle Front Page

Steps to insert a video in Moodle

  1. Log into the Moodle Dashboard.

    Important! Keep in mind that Editing must be turned on in the Settings section in order to edit any of these options.

  2. Inserting media in MoodleEdit the page you want to place the MP4 in. Click in the page where you want to insert the MP4 and click the Moodle Media button in the WYSIWYG editor.
  3. File upload MoodleClick the "Find or upload a sound, video or applet . . ." button.
  4. Click upload file MoodleClick Upload File.
  5. Browse the server MoodleBrowse your local computer for the MP4 file.
  6. Click Upload This File MoodleWhen you find the file, click Upload this file.
  7. Click Insert MoodleYou should see the video display in the Preview box. Click Insert.
  8. Save the changes MoodleSave the changes.

    View of embedded MP4 MoodlePreview the page. You should see your MP4 display.

The MP4 wont display

Plugin Missing Error MoodleIf you get the error that the plugin is missing or not installed (See image to the right) you will need to make sure your browser has the correct plugin installed for the file type. Videos require the computer viewing the video to have the proper video codecs and plugins installed on the computer. If not, the video won't display.

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Continued Education in Course 109: Additional Moodle features
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Section 2: Embedding a Youtube video in Moodle

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