Problem: Does anyone have the steps or information on embedding animoto videos into Moodle? or can you do this with the free version? Thank you in advance for the information.

Solution (includes video)

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Embedding content, especially video content, is pretty straightforward in Moodle. However, before getting started, you’ll probably want to check a few things. Those things include:

  1. Are your Moodle installation’s Security->Site Policies set to allow Embedding of Code as displayed in the image below?
  2. Are your Multimedia Filters turned on? While these aren’t necessary for Animoto, they can be useful for other projects. Check the image below:
All that done, you’re ready to embed the code from Animoto–which is available through their VideoToolbox–as shown in my rough-cut video below:

Below is an “old” MoodleTips on embedding content…it’s specific to other tools besides Animoto. I hope it’s useful to you:

VoiceThread embedded on a Moodle web page
Via the Diigo user group on Moodlers, I ran across this question:

My students create podcasts (1minute) and I want them to be able to listen to their peers projects. I would like them to be able to upload their mp3 files to a block or whatever and allow others to listen to them.

At this point I have to post them on a server for the students to go to the server link to listen to them. My understanding is that they would have to download the file in order to listen to the audio file. These podcasts have still images, not motion video. Does anyone know an easier way to do this?

My response:

I recommend using as your MP3 audio host, then embedding that in a Moodle label or web page, depending on whether you want it up front or as a link to a web page.

To share enhanced podcasts, or as Robin Martin describes them as podcasts with still images, you can convert them to video format. Whether they are WMV, MOV, convert them to a usable format (some tutorials to help you do that with free software) and then host them on (which is great for MP3 audio or video).

After you’ve done that, you can copy the EMBED code which appears next to every video/audio file hosted on and paste it into HTML view of Moodle:

Of course, for it to show up and work, you have to make sure you’ve adjusted your Security->SitePolicies in Moodle to allow embedding:

That’s pretty much it!


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