Adding a Course or Playlist to a Moodle Site
Posted by Katherine Martell, Last modified by Katherine Martell on 28 March 2019 10:42 AM is an online library of courses on software tools and skills. To learn more, we suggest that you watch the introductory movie about the service, and watch How to use 

Prior to adding content to Moodle:

  • Create the playlist in your account, and ensure it is public
  • Note the course or playlist ID for the content, which can be located within the URL (see second image below)
  • Course IDs have 6 digits and Playlist IDs have 8 digits

Lynda playlist make public

Course and Playlist IDs

In the image above the top URL is a playlist ID, and the bottom is a course ID

In Moodle:

  1. Turn editing on and click “Add an activity or resource.” Select “” from the Activities List and click the Add button
  2. Enter the Activity name e.g. “Excel 2016 course”
  3. For Preconfigured tool, change to “Automatic, based on launch URL”
    • This step seems counterintuitive, but we want to tell Moodle to open our specific course or playlist, not the homepage
  4. For Tool URL, the address differs for courses and playlists
  5. For Launch Container, if you want to embed the course or playlist in Moodle, select “Embed.”
  6. If you’d prefer to launch outside of Moodle, select “New window”
  7. Scroll down the page a bit, click Grade and change Type to “None”
  8. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click Save and Return to Course
  9. Click on the newly created activity link to make sure it’s functional
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