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Adding an Audio file 2.9

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Course: Staff Help
Book: Adding an Audio file 2.9
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Date: Sunday, 25 February 2018, 3:43 PM

1 Inserting audio/video files

Before embedding any video please check for copyright permission.You can embed audio and video files in Topic summary areas as well as resources such as: Book, Label and page using the Moodle Media function in the Text editor.

Remember, providing a URL link to a video or audio file instead of uploading it avoid issues of Copyright breach, as long as it is a publicly available file.

ImportantThere are size restrictions on eCampus. It is best NOT to upload large audio/video files. Instead link to ClickView or YouTube repositories. You can ask eLearning to upload videos you own Copyright of to these repositories.

See the Staff Help on how to Add videos as links rather than uploaded files.

Turn editing on 

button to turn editing on

Select which topic area you want to place your video. Click the edit button (button to edit resource or activity settings) beside the activity or resource required. 

the drop down box with Edit Settings highlighted

Click on the Insert Moodle Media icon (icon for inserting media) from the text editor top row of icons. 

showing the location of the Insert Moodle Media icon

A pop up screen call "Insert Moodle media" will appear. Click on the "Find or upload a sound, video or applet..."

Screen to find or upload media into Moodle (button highlighted)

Another pop up screen titled "File Picker" will appear. Click on the Choose File button.

File Picker Screen

Navigate to where your audio or video file is saved on your computer. Choose the file and select Open.

Uploading a video file


a. For audio files, use .MP3 format. You also need to ensure that you have the QuickTime and Flash Player plugin installed on your computer. To download the latest version of QuickTime, please click here

b. For video files, use .FLV or .MP4 format. You also need to ensure that you have the QuickTime and Flash Player plugin installed on your computer. To download the latest Flash Player, please click here

Click [Insert] when you have finished selecting your file. 

Insert an audio or video file

A link to the audio or video file will appear in the HTML editor. e.g.

a link to the audio or video

Note: In some cases the link will not be visible in the HTML editor. You can click on the Edit HTML Source button(button to edit the HTML source) in the editor to check the tags. 

locating the 'Edit HTML Source' button

You can also preview the page by clicking Save and display at the bottom of the page.

save and display button

A player will be displayed for your video/audio files. Test clicking the Sound file below to see how audio files play on your device / browser.


It is strongly recommended that all video/audio files be accompanied by text transcripts to provide same information to users that cannot access the video/audio.