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Linking videos from the RWTH streaming server (Opencast)

Linking videos from the RWTH streaming server (Opencast)

Kurzinformation

If it is important to you to make the videos from the RWTH streaming server as compact and space-saving as possible, you can also link the videos instead of embedding them. However, this only works when the editor is available. A provision via the working material "Link/URL" does not work for technical reasons.

Due to the link to the editor, the videos can be provided as a link, for example in Labels, Pages, Books, Forums or - as a compact list of videos - in a separate block.

When clicking the link, the video is played in the browser. As with embedded videos, it is not easy to download the video.


 Detailinformation

To provide a video from the RWTH streaming server as a link, you need the editor. You can find it for example in labels, pages, books, forums, the field "Description" in all activities and resources or in a block of the type "HTML". This tutorial explains the procedure using a Page. Unlike an HTML block, this one does not display a list of videos directly on the course page, but you can place multiple text pages flexibly within the topic sections.

  1. Activate the edit mode by clicking on "Turn editing on".
  2. Click on "Add an activity or resource" in an appropriate section.
  3. Click in the "Resources" tab on the option "Page".
    Screenshot: Adding videos link in the page resources

     
  4. Give the Page an appropriate name.
  5. Optionally, enter a brief description of the page content. This will be displayed - if you select the corresponding option - either on the course page or on the left in the navigation bar under "Activities" > "Resources".
    Screenshot: General settings of page activity

     
  6. In the "Content" field, optionally enter a heading or a short explanatory text.
  7. In the next line, click the "Insert or edit an audio/video file" button. The "Insert media" dialogue box opens.
    Screenshot: General settings , inset audio/ video option

     
  8. Here, click on "Browse repositories..." in the "Link" tab.
    Screenshot: Browse repository for the media

     
  9. Select the appropriate video from the "Opencast Videos" repository by simply clicking on it and confirming with "Select this file". You will be taken back to the "Insert media" dialogue box.
    Screenshot: Browse repository for the media

     
  10. Here, if necessary, adjust the name of the link to be displayed on the text page in the "Enter name" field.
  11. Close the dialogue with "Insert media".
    Screenshot: Insert media link

     
  12. If necessary, make further adjustments to the text page. Finally, save the changes with "Save and display".

The text page is now displayed and contains the Opencast video as a clickable link.
Screenshot: Preview


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last changed on 06/08/2022

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