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The Media Resource activity provides a method of adding media content securely to a course via integration with UCL media servers provided by the Educational Media team. Staff on Moodle can add video and audio content directly into a coursescourse,  meaning meaning content is viewable only by those who are enrolled on the course. 

Why use it?

  • Staff can easily upload media content, but also do a quick recording from their webcam.
  • Content is viewable only by those enrolled in the course. 
  • Once uploaded, you can link to the same content in multiple courses. 

Who can use it?

Only staff can add media content to the course, but staff and students can view it if they are enrolled on the course. You can add restrictions to each Media Resource if you want to make it so only those in a specific group can view, or for content to be viewable at a certain time. 

Before I start...

Think about:

  • If your Media should sit within the Lecturecast service instead - so that it sits alongside other recorded lectures, or can make use of interactive features.
  • If you want your media content to be accessible by people outside Moodle - in which case you should upload your recording directly into UCL MediaCentral and add a link to it in your Moodle course. 
  • If you have a significant number of video or audio files that you wish to add to your Moodle course, please contact the UCL MediaCentral Team for further help and information.
  • Whether you have suitable consent from any people appearing in your media content, and if you have suitable copyright clearance to use this material.



Meeting the baseline

The UCL E-Connected Learning Baseline suggests the following for  Resources :


Please see the MediaCentral Moodle help pages maintained by the Educational Media team for FAQs and further guidance. If you experience any issues with using the Media Resource activity, please contact the ISD ServiceDesk or the Digital Media team via, who will be able to pass your enquiry to the relevant team. 

Further information


For further information about selecting the correct platform for sharing media resources and for guidance on creating educational media resources, please see the Educational Media Resource Centre EMRC.