There are a number of ways to integrate multimedia into your Moodle course; this article should help you determine which recording tool is best for your needs.
This article does NOT include pre-existing academic video resources like those provided by the CCC Library.
Which Tool is right for what?
|Tool Name with Article Link||Record Audio/Video (Moodle’s ATTO text editor)||Kaltura (Quick Embed)
(Moodle’s ATTO text editor)
|Kaltura (Media Gallery)||Zoom Cloud|
|General Guide||Ideal for short (<5min), one-use video or audio responses.||Ideal for quickly recording or uploading low-importance or just-in-time videos.||Ideal for general use.||Ideal for quickly recording temporary videos (such as live course sessions).|
|Can record from webcam?||Yes.||Yes.||Yes.||Yes.|
|Can record from device screen?||No.||Yes, recording requires use of Kaltura Capture App for Desktop/Laptop.||Yes, recording requires use of Kaltura Capture App for Desktop/Laptop.||Yes.|
|Can upload preexisting media?||No.||Yes.||Yes.||No.|
|Limitations for Media Duration?||May not exceed 5 minutes.
||None (with Licensed account provided by CCC.)
|Tool can be used by Students?||Yes, anywhere you find the ATTO text editor.||Yes, anywhere you find the ATTO text editor.||Yes, everyone has a Media Gallery within Moodle.||No, a student can only attend a Zoom meeting if invited or linked.|
|Media can be captioned?||No.||Yes, by special captioning request only.||Yes, owner can upload your own captions or request captioning.||Yes, Cloud Recorded videos are automatically captioned (and can be easily touched up by owner).|
|Media can be shared outside of Moodle?||No.||No.||Yes, only the owner can generate HTML Embed Code from within the Media Gallery.||Yes, no Moodle requirement at all.|
|Media can be easily Downloaded?||No.||No, only by special request to email@example.com.||Yes, by the video owner only from the Media Gallery from the Actions menu and Downloads tab.||Yes, by the video owner only (by default).
Download for viewers is an OPTIONAL (see share settings on video management page).
|Longevity: How long will the media be available here?||At least 1.25 years (in Moodle) after being recorded.
(Otherwise part of User Data from Course Recovery).
|At least 1.25 years after being recorded (stored within Kaltura and as User Data from Course Recovery, difficult to find by request to firstname.lastname@example.org).||Long Term (stored within Kaltura, easy to find by request to email@example.com).||At least 1.25 years after being recorded (stored within Zoom Cloud).
See our Zoom Cloud-Recording Retention Plan