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Adding a QMplus Media video to a QMplus area

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For: StaffApplication: QMplus MediaTagged: kaltura , multimedia , video

Once you have started uploading your own videos to QMplus Media, it is very straightforward to add those videos to your QMplus areas. You can embed your videos in a variety of different places. This guide will demonstrate the process using a QMplus page but the same process applies anywhere on QMplus you have access to the visual text editor. That means you can embed your videos in lots of different places e.g.:

  • Quizzes – either in the question, the answer or in the feedback
  • Forums – make your module announcements with a video instead of just text
  • The choice activity – allow students to watch a video and then submit their response through the choice activity

This guide assumes that you know how to upload videos to QMplus Media either through recording with the Kaltura Capture application or uploading a video file from a computer or a mobile device.

By default, videos in QMplus areas are only visible to people who are logged in to QMplus and who have access to the area the video is in. If you want videos to be available to users who are accessing QMplus as guests, i.e. they do not log in, you will need to add the videos to QMplus in a different way. See our guide on Making your videos publicly accessible

 

Adding a QMplus Media video to a page in QMplus

Log in to QMplus. Go to an area that you have editing rights in and turn editing on.

Add and activity or resource link

Click on the Add an activity or resource link.

Add a page resource

Select a Page resource.

Enter a name for your page. The description is not important for this example.

Select the Kaltura icon in the visual editor

In the content section, you can start editing text. At the point you want to add your video, click on the Kaltura icon in the editor menu, this looks like a multi-coloured flower or a firework.

Select video and size

Now you can choose the video that you want to embed from all the videos you have access to. Choose the size that you want to use. In this case I’m using the medium size.

Preview of video

You will see a preview of your video. If you are happy, click Embed.

Adding more context

Notice that the video does not appear embedded in the text editor. Don’t worry about this.

You can continue adding content after the video.

Save and display

Once you are done, scroll to the bottom and click Save and display.

Page with QMplus Media video embedded in the middle

Now you can see your page with the video embedded into the text.

You can use the same method to embed videos anywhere on QMplus you have access to the visual editor.

Some examples

A video in a quiz

Video embedded in a quiz question

In this example the video has been embedded into a QMplus quiz question.

A video in a forum

A video embedded in an discussion forum

In this example the video has been embedded into a post in the module announcement forum.

A video in a choice activity

Choice activity with embedded video

The choice activity allows students to make a choice and then see how their choice compares to others. In this case the video is embedded into the choice question.

Choice activity with answers

In this case, the choice activity has been set up to allow students to see how others responded after they have made their own choice.

A word about the QMplus Media resource

You may have noticed that there is an item in the activity and resource picker called a QMplus Media resource. This provides another, less flexible way, of adding a QMplus Media video to your QMplus area.

Add a QMplus Media resource

Select the resource and click Add

Embedding the video

In this case you do not use the button in the editor to add your video but you click on the Add Media button to add your video.

What it looks like

This is a more limited view of the video. The description displays before the video but you cannot put any content after the video.

Did this answer your query? If not, you can raise a ticket on the online Helpdesk or email: its-helpdesk@qmul.ac.uk . Alternatively you can also request a particular guide or highlight an error in this guide using our guides request tracker.

Produced by the the Technology Enhanced Learning Team at Queen Mary University of London.
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