This one is for all of the non-techies out there who (like me) get excited about the simplest of things …
We all know how easily students can get distracted and side-tracked. Give them a link to a YouTube video and before we know it they have already watched five more videos that are completely unrelated to the course content!
A way to overcome this and keep your students on-task is to bring the YouTube video with all of its controls into your course so that it plays in a page with other course content.
- Find the video that you want your students to view
- Select Share found under the video panel
- Select Embed and copy the embed code
You can embed the YouTude video into a number of different places including a Page, Lesson, Quiz, HTML block. In this example we will embed it into a HTML block. The process of embedding it into other resource types is similar to what I will show you below.
- On your course page turn on the editing
- Go to where you can add a block on the page (usually found at the bottom of your blocks column) and select HTML
- Select the configuration icon in the new HTML block
- Enter the block title
- Select the Edit HTML source button
- Paste the embed code into the HTML source editor
- Adjust the width and height so that the video fits into the block dimensions (this may take a bit of tweaking to get the dimensions right – make sure that you keep the correct width and height proportions)
- Select Update
- Select Save changes when you have finished and view your video embedded in the block on your course page
- Students can play the video from inside your Moodle course and control it by using the video controls.
Have a look at our try.brightcookie site to see this in action!