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Zoom Recording - Adding links to Moodle LMS


We recommend linking Zoom Meeting recordings in your Moodle course. UNC Asheville's Center for Teaching and Learning Instructional Technology Team does not recommend embedding Zoom Meeting or Webinar recorded videos in your Moodle course.  Embedding large videos, such as Zoom recordings, in Moodle causes extremely slow Moodle page loading and can break your Moodle site.

See  How to Link Google Drive Zoom Videos in Moodle  for more information.

Link Video from Google Drive to Moodle

The following steps indicate how to link video(s) from Google Drive and add it to Moodle. 

In Google Drive

  • Click a video to select it

  • Click the “Get sharable link” icon

Select who can see the video

    • Restricted = no one other than you sees the video and the video remains “unlinked”

    • University of North Carolina Asheville = Only users with UNC Asheville user accounts can see the video. They will be prompted to log in when they click the video link

    • Anyone with the link = Anyone can click on the link and see the video

    • Select what viewers can do with the video -

      Viewer (view only), Commenter (view and comment on the video), Editor (edit the video)

    Click Copy link

    In Moodle:

    Click the Add an activity or resource link 

    Add the URL resource

    Enter a Name and paste the Google video’s URL in the External URL window

    Click Save

    Please contact CTL staff via if you have any issues, questions or concerns regarding linking 'multi-media' files to your Moodle or Wordpress instance.

    Related articles:

    1. Adding Recording links to Moodle LMS
    2. Cloud Recording File Retention
    3. Recording Playback Range Trimming
    4. Recording to 'Cloud Recording'
    5. Recording to 'Local Computer' Upload files and folders to Google drive', and 'Share files from Google drive'.
    6. Recovering Deleted Recordings from the Zoom Cloud Recording Server
    7. Google Drive file sharing 

    Resources for assistance or followup questions and concerns.

    Contact UNC Asheville's Information Technology IT Service Desk for assistance in implementing the above described services and support.  Email: or by calling 828.251.6445

    Contact UNC Asheville's Center for Teaching and Learning unit for pedagogy and teaching strategies regarding this knowledge base article.  Email: or by calling 828.251.6540

    Use the Zoom Video Communication system knowledge base for Zoom meeting specific support questions or concerns.

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