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Uploading audiovisual material to Moodle

Audiovisual materials (sound recordings and moving pictures), are governed by copyright law. In most cases you would not be able to upload such material, unless you have explicit permission from the publisher, or a copyright statement or licence on the web pages specifically permits this.

If the Library holds audiovisual materials which you wish to make available via Moodle, this may be possible.  Please contact the Library ( for further information.


Uploading material from Film and Sound Online

MediaPlus is an online database containing hundreds of hours of films and sound recordings. This JISC funded resource is available to all members of UK HE institutions for educational use. Material from this resource may be uploaded to Moodle. Full terms of use are available at:


Uploading material from television broadcasts

The University has an ERA (Educational Recording Agency) licence which permits recordings of broadcast to be made for non-commercial educational use. The ERA licence covers scheduled free to air broadcasts on:

  • BBC television and radio
  • ITV network services, including ITV2 and ITV3
  • Channel 4, E4, More 4 and Film 4
  • Five television
  • S4C

Material obtained under the ERA licence may be uploaded to Moodle. Note that overseas access to this material is NOT permitted. Recordings must be clearly labelled with the following:

  • Date (when the recording was made)
  • Name of the broadcaster
  • Programme title
  • The wording This recording is to be used only for educational and non-commercial purposes under the terms of the ERA Licence

Full licence information is available from:

The AV Unit can make recordings for you, book in advance giving details of broadcast time and channel.  For further information see:

The AV Unit can also record programmes from any Freeview digital channel.

To find details of forthcoming broadcasts see TRILT, (the Television and Radio Index for Learning and Teaching)

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Uploading material from YouTube

You cannot upload a video directly from YouTube into Moodle. Viewers are only able to access material via the YouTube site. However you can link to YouTube videos using the Youtube embeddable player. Full terms of use are available at:


Uploading material produced by the Open University

OU television broadcasts may be uploaded to Moodle, but they MUST be recorded by the AV unit. The OU charges £25.00 per programme per year. For further information see: To find which programmes are available see:

The OU also provides learning materials via its website These can be used under a Creative Commons licence for non-commercial purpose and are free of charge. See their conditions of use at:

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