Embed Part of a YouTube Video in Moodle

I love to be asked how to do something. Especially, when it is “how do you…in Moodle?”

Recently, I was asked by a teacher how to embed part of a video in Moodle. The teacher wants the students to watch a bit of the middle part of a video on YouTube. Hm. I know how to have the video start at a certain point. I’ve done that frequently.

To start a YouTube video at certain point, click on the Share button. There will be a “Start at” box toward the bottom of dialog box. *As a bonus, if you scroll or watch until the time that you want to start the video, that time will be the default in the “Start at” box.

But, what about only playing a portion of the video? What about starting in the middle and stopping before the end? YouTube does not offer an easy, official way of doing this. However, YouTube is scriptable. The nice people over at Digital Inspiration (written by Amit Agarwal) have a very nice write up with the code that you need.

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