Embedding a Youtube video in Moodle

There are many instances that require a Youtube video to be added to your Moodle website. Moodle has the HTML feature that allows different HTML scripts to be placed on the site. This is where a Youtube video can be inserted. This article will explain how to insert an Youtube video in the Moodle 2.3 Frontpage.

Inserting a Youtube video

  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.

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    In this tutorial, we will insert a Youtube video on the FrontPage. Click the Edit icon.

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    Next, Click the HTML icon in the WYSIWYG editor.

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    Next, paste the Youtube code into the code. In this example, the following code is being used.

    <iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/fvtNh3-UFeA" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" width="560"></iframe>

    Important! If the Youtube video is connecting to Youtube with http://, the box will display black. To make the box show the video, use https:// in the url of the iframe code.

    Click Save Changes.

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    Now the Youtube video will display on the page similar to the snapshot to the right.


This concludes the tutorial on embedding a Youtube Video in Moodle 2.3. For more information on this Education course please visit Additional Moodle Features.

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