Filters: Multi-Embed Filter

filter_multiembed
Maintained by I Teach With MoodleFrederic Nevers
Moodle filter to facilitate embedding of third-party content using simple copy/paste of URLs (e.g. Google Docs, YouTube, ThingLink, Quizlet, Padlet, etc.). 3 new services recently added -> now supports 31 services!
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Current versions available: 3

Description

The Moodle Multi-Embed filter automatically turns URLs from supported services into embedded content, without any user input. By using the Moodle Multi-Embed filter, Moodle users (e.g. teachers) do not need to know how to 'embed' objects from other sites, they only need to know how to copy/paste a URL into their Moodle content, using the standard Moodle editor. 

Now supports 31 online services! Responsive content (automatically adjusts to screen size), GDPR compliant. Lazyloading support (pages load fast)


Image description of the 'Multi-Embed Moodle filter'

Pre-requisites

Please make sure that you have enabled the 'Convert URLs into links' filter, and placed it above the Multi-Embed filter, as shown below. This setting can be found at Site administration > Plugins > Filters > Manage filters. Ensure both filters are set to 'Content and Headings'


Please ensure that the 'Converts URLs into links and images' filter settings are set to filter all types of content at Site administration > Plugins > Filters > Convert URLs into links and images as shown below 



Depending on your Moodle installation, you may also need to do the following

  • In Site administration > Security > Site policies, set 'Allow EMBED and OBJECT tags' to 'Yes'


Supported services

The following services are currently supported. Services will be added on a regular basis. Please add an issue here if you would like a service to be added

  1. Book Creator - https://bookcreator.com
  2. Canva - https://www.canva.com
  3. ClassTools - https://www.classtools.net
  4. CodePen - http://codepen.io
  5. Desmos - https://www.desmos.com
  6. Diagnostic Questions - https://diagnosticquestions.com
  7. eMaze - https://www.emaze.com
  8. EtherPad - https://etherpad.openstack.org
  9. Personal Google Docs, Drawings, Forms, Sheets, Slides - https://docs.google.com
  10. GSuite Google Docs, Drawings, Forms, Sheets, Slides - https://gsuite.google.com
  11. Google Drive files (PDF, videos, etc.)
  12. Haiku Deck - https://www.haikudeck.com
  13. ImgUr - http://imgur.com
  14. Infogr.am - https://infogr.am
  15. LearningApps - https://learningapps.org
  16. Padlet - https://padlet.com
  17. PBS - http://www.pbs.org/video/
  18. PiktoChart - https://piktochart.com
  19. Poll Everywhere - https://www.polleverywhere.com
  20. Prezi - https://prezi.com
  21. Quizlet - https://quizlet.com
  22. Riddle - https://www.riddle.com
  23. Slid.es - https://slid.es
  24. Smore - https://www.smore.com
  25. SoundCloud - https://soundcloud.com
  26. StudyStack - https://www.studystack.com
  27. Sutori - https://www.sutori.com
  28. TED - https://www.ted.com
  29. ThingLink - https://www.thinglink.com
  30. Trello - https://www.trello.com
  31. YouTube - https://www.youtube.com

Services tested, not currently supported

The following services have been tested, but cannot currently be supported (either the service does not offer embedding, or the embedding code cannot be reverse-engineered from the URL). Please create an issue here if you think it can be done, or better yet send a pull request here .

Image attribution: Magic Wand by Arthur Shlain under CC-BY-3.0-US License. Colour of icon was changed from black to Lilac.

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Contributors

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Frederic Nevers (Lead maintainer)
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  • I Teach With Moodle
    Tue, May 22, 2018, 1:42 PM
    @Joe, I am working on a new version of the plugin. It has lazyloading (to greatly improve performance) and support for all file types stored on Google Drive. I'm adding a few more services (OneNote and Office 365 is not impossible but a bit trickier than the others) and I will release it soon-ish on the Moodle.org's database. If you want early access, please go to my GitHub repository, as I do more frequent code pushes there (Google Drive and lazyloading already available there).
    Cheers,
    Fred
  • Picture of Carl Thelen
    Fri, Sep 28, 2018, 12:48 AM
    Hi, I am contemplating this statement in the instructions: "Depending on your Moodle installation, you may also need to do the following In Site administration > Security > Site policies, set 'Allow EMBED and OBJECT tags' to 'Yes'"
    It is my understanding that setting this ty Yes is a potential security risk, as users may unwittingly (or wittingly) embed malware. In our setup, it is currently set to Yes, but I'm thinking of setting it to No to reduce security risk, but I think I want to use the Multi-embed filter. (Decisions! Decisions!)
    What are your thoughts on my thinking idea? Cheers!
  • I Teach With Moodle
    Fri, Sep 28, 2018, 4:24 PM
    @Carl
    Hi, this is a good question. Does your organisation have a policy regarding such things? Are you located in a country where you/your organisation could potentially be held legally responsible if malware was spread using your Moodle site? I think this would be a good starting point for making a decision.
    If not, I would perform a risk-assessment, and if the risk of malware spreading/other shenanigans is low, then I would leave it on. If you think it's high, then I would turn it off. In my case, the risk is low so we leave it on. I hope this helps.
    Cheers,
    Fred
  • Picture of K Niv
    Fri, Jan 11, 2019, 11:41 AM
    Hi, it's been a year since Mei Ling asked about this feature working for the mobile app. Is there any chance that it will be supported in the near future? We're keen for easy access to Quizlet from the app. Thanks
  • I Teach With Moodle
    Fri, Jan 11, 2019, 2:16 PM
    Hi K Niv,
    I understand your frustrations. Unfortunately, I cannot implement this until the Moodle Mobile app actually handles filters. There is a request for this to happen in the tracker. Please upvote the issue https://tracker.moodle.org/browse/MOBILE-2491
    Cheers,
    Fred
  • Picture of Andrew Steele
    Sat, Feb 2, 2019, 12:26 AM
    This seems to be a very useful filter. Thanks. I'm struggling to get Prezi files to work. I'm pasting the URL into a page resource but all I get is a white space. Is there a specil trick with Prezis? For example this is what I'm using...
    https://prezi.com/view/J6CRhzj5GutcaXKTeBQD/
  • I Teach With Moodle
    Sun, Feb 3, 2019, 6:10 PM
    Hi Andrew,
    It looks like Prezi have updated the way they do things. I'll look into it next week, and push a fix if Prezis can still be embedded. Thanks for reporting the issue.
    Cheers,
    Fred
  • Picture of Brad Nielsen
    Wed, Mar 27, 2019, 1:50 PM
    Hi Frederic,
    I like what you have done with the filter. Unfortunately, it looks like Padlet and Quizlet dont work - at least not my installation of Moodle 3.5. It also has a problem handling long URLs. Ted talks work with a short URL but not a long ones.

    kind regards,
    Brad
  • I Teach With Moodle
    Wed, Mar 27, 2019, 2:36 PM
    Hi Brad,
    Thanks for the report. I am not having issues with either Padlet or Quizlet. Can you please share some URLs that don't work? Same with TED URLs. Feel free to PM me on the system to share the URLs - would like to get to the bottom of this.
    Cheers,
    Fred
  • Picture of Gelfer Stone
    Mon, Jun 17, 2019, 10:34 AM
    Amazing plug-in. Thank you.
  • Picture of DPM Nederland
    Wed, Jul 10, 2019, 5:45 PM
    Hi, thank you so much for this plugin!

    It would be wonderful if the content would be embedded responsively. Is it possible to adapt the code for that purpose?

    Many thanks!
  • Picture of Chris Hall-Franzkowiak
    Wed, Jul 10, 2019, 7:26 PM
    Hi, I'm not sure if it is possible to request platforms that this can work for, but if it is possible to allow www.trello.com to also be added to the list that can be embedded using this tool that would be amazing. Thanks, Chris
  • I Teach With Moodle
    Wed, Jul 31, 2019, 1:02 PM
    @DPM Nederland this can be done for some services (some don't work well) - I will implement in the next update.

    @Chris Hall-Franzkowiak I have just checked the website, and it looks like it can be done. I will also try to add the service to my next update - Thanks for the idea.

    Cheers,
    Fred
  • Picture of Syed Azfar hussain
    Tue, Nov 5, 2019, 7:15 PM
    I have used these as per the defined approach for Moodle filter to facilitate embedding of third-party content using simple copy/paste of URLs (e.g. Google Docs, YouTube, ThingLink, Prezi, Quizlet, Padlet, etc.). 2 new services recently added -> now supports 30 services!
  • I Teach With Moodle
    Sat, Nov 16, 2019, 9:07 PM
    @DPM Nederland I have just released a new version of the plugin, which now supports responsive embedding. Only a few services do not support responsive content (nothing I can do about it)

    @Chris Hall-Franzkowiak Trello has been added.

    @Joe I have Office365 working on my test site, but I need more sample URLs, to make sure I have the code working correctly. Can you please send me some examples?

    Cheers,
    Fred
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