Filters: Multi-Embed Filter

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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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)

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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 -
  2. Canva -
  3. ClassTools -
  4. CodePen -
  5. Desmos -
  6. Diagnostic Questions -
  7. eMaze -
  8. EtherPad -
  9. Personal Google Docs, Drawings, Forms, Sheets, Slides -
  10. GSuite Google Docs, Drawings, Forms, Sheets, Slides -
  11. Google Drive files (PDF, videos, etc.)
  12. Haiku Deck -
  13. ImgUr -
  14. -
  15. LearningApps -
  16. Padlet -
  17. PBS -
  18. PiktoChart -
  19. Poll Everywhere -
  20. Prezi -
  21. Quizlet -
  22. Riddle -
  23. -
  24. Smore -
  25. SoundCloud -
  26. StudyStack -
  27. Sutori -
  28. TED -
  29. ThingLink -
  30. Trello -
  31. YouTube -

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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  • I Teach With Moodle
    Mon, Oct 24, 2016, 11:11 AM
    I have fixed all of the PHP DocBlock errors and uploaded a new version of the plugin.
  • Picture of Karen Holland
    Sat, Nov 5, 2016, 1:30 AM
    Hi Frederic. I'm reviewing this filter plugin on behalf of the Plugins Guardians. This sounds like a very useful content feature and I am looking forward to trying it out!
  • Picture of Karen Holland
    Tue, Nov 15, 2016, 4:59 AM
    Hi Frederic

    Many thanks for submitting this plugin to the Moodle plugins database! It's a very useful concept, especially with the amount of engaging educational multimedia content available to educators smile

    The filter/multiembed plugin passed code checker, so thanks for following those guidelines! The code also looks good and is easy to follow.

    It installed with no problems, however once I'd enabled it according to your readme steps, it didn't activate the embedding in pages where I had added suitable URLs. Hence, the URLs displayed as plain text, not as embedded iframes showing the target content. I've added an issue to your bug tracker with some screenshots, and would be happy to help with further debugging when you're able.

    I am marking this as needing more work now so you can evaluate this and provide a new fixed version. Thanks for your patience with the plugin approval process.
  • I Teach With Moodle
    Tue, Nov 15, 2016, 2:00 PM
    Hi Karen,

    Thank you very much for reviewing the plugin, your comments are much appreciated. Regarding the issue you describe, I am unable to reproduce the behaviour you mention.

    I suspect it is something to do with 'Allow EMBED and OBJECT tags' and 'Allow frame embedding' not being set to ‘yes’ on your setup. I have changed the usage instructions to reflect this. Could you please let me know if that solves your issue?

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