Mat Bury, (@matbury and blogging at recently posted a new media module for Moodle.  Moodle inherently supports several media types, including audio, video (flash, mov and wmv) and embeddable content.  Mat’s created a more flexible and powerful activity (yes, not simply a resource) module that allows users to engage the content and allows course authors and administrators to access enhanced capabilities in order to display media.

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From Mat’s post:

If you only deploy video and nothing more, then it isn’t interactive and it would be unreasonable to call it an activity. The Media Player module includes options that have quite a high degree of interactivity such as Snapshot and Searchbar. As you’ll see while you read this article and try out the demos, it’s much more than a video player and will continue to support more features as they become available.

Here are some of the other benefits, more information and descriptions of each can be found at

  • External captions files
  • HD video support
  • Livestream
  • Logobox
  • Metaviewer
  • Playlists
  • Search bar
  • Snapshot
  • Utilize YouTube as a hosting service

A demo of the module can be found at Mat’s Moodle:; login as a guest to view it in action (and ultimately see how to use it).  You won’t be disappointed.

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