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Multimedia resources: Linking to Multimedia

Finding and using Multimedia for teaching and learning


This page explains how to create stable links to library resources.

Links that can be used in Moodle, reading lists, web pages or email.

Embedding streamed video into Moodle

Use the edit HTML Source to embed streamed video content directly onto a Moodle page.  

Enter the video HTML embed code into the Editor screen and update, your video should now be embedded onto the page.  You may need to refresh your screen at the Moodle homepage for the video to display.  


Embedding video or audio files into Moodle

This process is useful if you wish to embed audio or video you have saved as a file into Moodle.  

Procedure for embedding audio/video files into Moodle

moodle media in html editor


Linking to Search records

Create a stable link to a record in Search using the Permalink option.

1. Locate the item in Search. (view screenshot)

2. Click on the item's title to open the detailed view. (view screenshot)

3. Choose the Permalink option from the Actions drop down menu. (view screenshot)

4. Copy the link which appears in the pop-up window. (view screenshot)

Linking or embedding database videos

Library subscribed video databases often have an option to create a stable link to be used for re-directing to online multimedia content. Generally in most video databases and webpages you need to look for the Share or Embed option, which can generate a stable link for use in linking to or embedding videos onto another page. 

Alexander Street video   locate video required, look for to generate a stable link. 

Kanopy  locate video required, look for    to generate a stable embed link. 

Art Films Digital  locate video required, look for    to generate a stable link to share or embed. 

For websites that use You Tube as their delivery platform, locate video required, click on Share tab  to generate a stable link to share or embed.