Moodle and Re:View overview


Video and audio recordings should be stored in Re:View (Panopto), rather than uploaded directly to Moodle. The Re:View (Panopto) block on your Moodle space provides a link between Moodle and Re:View. This ensures that students can view recordings and staff can view/edit them based on permissions inherited from Moodle.

The following video provides a short overview of how the Moodle-linked folder in Re:View.

Re:View Moodle-linked folder overview.

The Re:View (Panopto) block

Every Moodle space should have a Re:View (Panopto) block located within the block drawer on the right-hand side. The block acts as a link between your Moodle space and Re:View. By enabling the Re:View block in Moodle, a corresponding folder under the same name will appear in Re:View to store recordings – this is referred to as the Moodle-linked folder.

The Moodle-linked folder

Staff are expected to use the Moodle-linked folder in Re:View for storing content related to a unit of study. The Moodle-linked folder is simply a folder in Re:View that is linked, via the Panopto block, to a Moodle space. It takes the same name as the Moodle space.

For example, a Moodle space that is titled BB30230: Cancer therapeutics in Moodle will have a similarly named corresponding folder in Re:View titled BB30230: Cancer therapeutics.

Re:View Moodle-linked folder with name of folder highlighted 'BB30230: Cancer therapeutics.'

Understanding folders in Re:View

Moodle-linked folders for the 2023-2024 academic year sit within the #Moodle – #MoodleAY2324 folder structure in Re:View.

Videos stored in Re:View are visible to users based on the permission levels set at folder and recording level. Using the Moodle-linked folder ensures that permissions are inherited from Moodle.

Those who are listed as Teachers on the Moodle space will have a Creator role in the Moodle-linked folder in Re:View. Those listed as Students will have a Viewer role. The main differences between creators and viewers are:

Creator role – Can upload, edit, view stats, and delete recordings.

Viewer role – Can watch recordings but cannot upload, edit, or delete them.

Moodle-linked folder permissions with Creator and Viewer permissions highlighted.

All recordings uploaded to the Moodle-linked folder can be made available to those listed as Teachers and Students on the corresponding Moodle space. Generally, students will access the recordings via the Re:View (Panopto) block in the block drawer, or through a URL or embed if these have been added to the Moodle space.

Embedding and/or linking videos in the Moodle content area

Teachers can link and/or embed recordings in Moodle to scaffold students’ learning throughout a unit.

Recordings can be embedded using the html editor within the Moodle text editor into pages, books, and text and media areas. Links to recordings can be added in a similar way using the link icon, or alternatively by adding a URL resource. Further guidance about linking and embedding recordings in Moodle can be found here.

Screenshot showing a video embedded in Moodle with link underneath.

Viewing recordings

There are several ways for students to view recordings:

  1. Students can click on the recordings within the Re:View (Panopto) block within a Moodle space to take them to Re:View – they will need to log in with their University username and password to access them.
  2. Students can access Re:View directly at After logging in with their University username and password, they can browse or search for recordings.
  3. If staff have embedded videos within a Moodle space, students can play and view the recordings directly in Moodle. Similarly, if staff have provided links to recordings, then students can click on them to be taken directly to Re:View – they will need to log in with their University username and password to access them.
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