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Moodle Help Guide

Adding Video Content to Your Moodle Course

Pre-recorded video: Whether you are creating original video, or embedding content from YouTube or other web services, we recommend using Kaltura and the "My Media" section of Moodle as your home base. For more information on how to get the most out of My Media, please first review the official training materials, and contact the Digital Pedagogy team with further questions.

Live video: If you want to use Zoom to run a virtual live class session, or to incorporate students participating remotely, we recommend you use Moodle’s Zoom plugin. This will make the meeting available to all of the students in your course without you having to issue individual invitations. Here is more information on using Zoom in Moodle (from our colleagues at UMass).

Interactive video: You can create interactive videos in Moodle using H5P. It's as simple as filling out a form! For more information and a quick show-and-tell, get in touch with Digital Pedagogy.

What is Kaltura?

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Kaltura is Mount Holyoke’s video creation, storage, and management platform. 

Access Kaltura via any of these options:

  • the “My Media” tab in Moodle
  • the web portal at kaltura.mtholyoke.edu 
  • from classroom podium computers
  • (access via mobile app will also soon be available)

Kaltura allows you to

  • record new video with a single or double video input (ex. your camera and your screen, your laptop camera and an external camera)
  • upload existing video directly from a file, YouTube or Zoom)
  • search across all your videos, including metadata (title, description, tags) AND spoken text and written text from within the video
  • edit your video, including adding chapters, thumbnails, transcript and auto captions, screen layout
  • add quiz questions throughout the videos to confirm student understanding
  • allow for comments, giving students an opportunity for asynchronous discussion and to ask questions tied to a particular part of the video
  • easily embed the finished product in your Moodle course
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