Embedding content

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Embedding media files

When adding content to a course with a Page resource, media files can be embedded using multimedia plugins to take media file URLs entered in the HTML editor and convert them into relevant player software embedded in the page.

Embedding uploaded resources

When adding a File resource to a course, there are several options for how the file will be displayed to the user: Automatic, Embed, Force download, Open, In pop-up, and disabled by default: In frame, and New window. (See file mod for more details on all of these.)

The options relevant to embedding are Embed and In frame:


This uses a HTML
element, or
element for older versions of Internet Explorer.

In frame

This uses a resizable HTML
with an upper
to show the Moodle heading (with navigation) and the file description, with the file displayed in a

Disabled by default, In frame is not recommended due to accessibility problems caused by HTML frames. It can be enabled via Site administration > Plugins > Activity modules > File.