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.
This guide covers:
- Embedding a QMplus video into a page
- Some examples of embedding QMplus Media videos
- An alternative method: using the QMplus Media resource
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.
Click on the Add an activity or resource link.
Select a Page resource.
Enter a name for your page. The description is not important for this example.
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.
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.
You will see a preview of your video. If you are happy, click Embed.
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.
Once you are done, scroll to the bottom and click Save and display.
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.
A video in a quiz
In this example the video has been embedded into a QMplus quiz question.
A video in a forum
In this example the video has been embedded into a post in the module announcement forum.
A video in a choice activity
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.
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.
Select the resource and click Add
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.
This is a more limited view of the video. The description displays before the video but you cannot put any content after the video.
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