Accessing the media player tool


To upload a video using the  media player first, Select your 'course' after logging in to Moodle for which you are authorized to make changes.

Click on the 'Turn Editing On' button on the top right hand side corner and follow the steps demonstrated below to upload a video. 




Once you have turned the editing 'ON' for your course page, navigate to the 'Add a Resource' drop-down for your desired week and select the Media Player resource from the drop-down list. 




Once you select the tool from the drop-down as shown in the previous step you will be directed to the activity information page:


1. Enter a suitable title and description for your video in the 'Activity Name' and 'Activity Description' fields.

    Note: Please note that the  'illumira Media Player Tool Name' and 'illumira Media Player Tool Description' fields are mandatory. All other fields are optional.

2. Click on 'Save and Display' once you have finished entering the above two fields.



You can insert/upload media by selecting one of the three options in the  dialog Box. All three options have been described in the following  steps.

  1. Upload Media
  2. Pick Media
  3. Enter illumira URL or Parameter



Uploading a new Media file using the interface from a desktop or FTP location


To begin uploading new media content, select the upload option from the interface. 


A brief description of the options available is provided below:


Source: The source tab allows the user to specify where the system should pick up the media file from. To view a complete list of allowed file types please view this support article here.


1. Upload from PC: If you wish to upload a file from your local computer, click on the Upload tab and click on 'Select a file'. A dialog box should open up where you can select a file from your computer. A progress bar displays the status for the video upload. Please allow the file to be uploaded completely before submitting your video.  The upload interface only allows a user to upload a file up to 2 GB. All files equal or larger should be uploaded via URL option as described in the next step.


2. Enter URL of Media location: Users can also upload a file using HTTP/FTP links additionally all files greater than 2 GB in size require to be uploaded via this option.  To upload a file from a FTP/HTTP server click on 'HTTP/FTP' tab. Enter the HTTP or the FTP URL of the media resource. Users also have the option of using the built in FTP Browser to pick and choose the media file from their FTP locations.


Using the FTP Browser: Click on 'HTTP/FTP' tab. Click on the 'FTP Browser' button. A dialog box will open where you can specify the host and other information of the FTP server. Click on 'Connect' to connect to the FTP server. A list of files in the FTP server will be shown. Navigate to the file or folder and select the file to upload.


Title and Abstract/Summary: Enter the title and description of the media in this text field. This option is pre-filled from the values provided in the previous stage.


· Collection Information: Users who have been provided permissions to upload in a specific collection or collections in illumira Learning on Demand platform can choose a collection here. The collections a user can upload in illumira are automatically detected and displayed in the drop-down list. However if the user is a new user then the videos are automatically deposited in the institutions default collection. This collection is displayed after the first time, the user uploads a media. The default collection is specified by the institutions administrator. Please contact your institutions illumira/LTI administrator to obtain information on your default LTI collection.


· Once ready the user would need to click on the 'Submit' button to create a record for the media and for the media to be uploaded. The media is uploaded and added to the course. The media is encoded automatically by the system, and once ready the media is available for the users to view.

Importing a previously uploaded video or media file

Faculty/Administrators can use the Import/Pick media option to pick media which are available for them and add them into the course. Select the Pick media option to begin the process.


 The 'Select a category' dropdown displays the collections and available media that can be added.

Users can choose from:


· My Videos(default listing): This option lists all the media uploaded by the user or that to which the user is assigned as a 'co-owner' using the illumira Learning on Demand interface.


· My Clips/ My Favorites: These options will list all clips created by the user and any media starred (Favorite) by the user.


· Pick a Collection: Users can click on this option to browse through institutional collections displayed as a hierarchical structure.  The collections option lists all the institutional collections, containing media that are shared with the entire institution – such as commercial licensed videos, locally produced media content etc. In addition instructors can also see listed any hidden/unlisted collections as long as they have access to (i.e. shared with) at least one media object in that collection. 


Using Search Functionality

Users can utilize the available search functionality to search for a media within the selected category item.



Importing Media using illumira URL

Users can specify the URL of any illumira content that is shared with them and the media will be automatically added to the course. 




Managing uploaded media content


A media uploaded into a course section can be removed using the "Remove Media" option available under the Action drop-down. Click and confirm to remove a media from within the course and upload a new file. 

Instructors also have the option to get the media URL by using the Copy URL option available within the interface. This allows easy access of the media URL to link them into a different course if required.