Video Time

Activities ::: mod_videotime
Maintained by Stefan Scholz, bdecent gmbh
Embed videos from Vimeo and Youtube easily in your course, use activity completion to track videos and much more!
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Current versions available: 2

The Video Time product family is a set of plugins to integrate videos from Vimeo and Youtube into moodle. In addition, teachers can add videos directly in the activity as files or use a link to the video file. The base activity is free to use and makes embedding videos into moodle super easy. The pro add-on provides a lot of features like tracking, resume, in-activity, app support, privacy support, next activity and many more. Premium (formerly: Business) connects moodle to Vimeo, allowing the teacher to simply choose the video from within moodle.

Easy and flexible

Video Time 1.7 supports videos hosted on Youtube and Vimeo. Teachers can also upload a video or audio file directly into the Video Time activity.

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Video Time Tab Interface

Tab Interface

Teachers can add additional content in a separate tab.

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Video Time embed options

Easy to customise

Embed options are available to customise the player: Responsive player, height and width of player, autoplay, color and many more

Video Time Tracking options


The free version can track wether a student has opened the activity. If you need more tracking options (e.g. require the student to watch the whole video or 80% of it, check out Video Time Pro)

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Video Time Interactive Transcript

Interactive Transcript

For videos hosted on Vimeo that have captions, Video Time can automatically display an interactive transcript for the student to read alongside the video. Supports multiple lanugages. Requires Video Time Business.

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Video Time Pro

Video Time Pro

Tracking, reports, resume, in-activity mode, next activity, app support, global settings, advanced embed options, advanced activity completion criteria and much more

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Video Time Business

Video Time Premium

Video repository, direct API integration with your Vimeo account, interactive transcripts, global search support, preview mode, video channels and much more

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Try it yourself

We have created two test sites with a couple of test courses which you can use to test Video Time, Video Time Pro and Video Time Business.

has Video Time Premium installed

has Video Time Premium installed

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Due to recent changes by Vimeo side, older versions of Video Time no longer work. If you experience any issues, please update Video Time.

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Potential privacy issues

Video Time makes viewing videos hosted on external platforms easier. There are no reports on participants activities in the free version, except for the usual log entries. However, Vimeo and Youtube are external services, which might collect user data.


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  • Davor Budimir
    Mon, May 8, 2023, 6:56 PM
    thank you very much for promp reply
  • Davor Budimir
    Fri, May 12, 2023, 11:37 PM
    Hi Stefan. I have one more question. I'm testing free version of the plugin and in settings "Availability" I have only 2 options available: Hide on course page and Make available but don't show on course page. Permission "mod/videotime:view" is already set "allow" to all roles. Question is, how can I make it Available and visible on course page? Can it be done with free plugin?
  • Stefan Scholz
    Sat, May 13, 2023, 12:08 AM
    Hi Davor,

    Video time does not have any custom settings or features when it comes to visibility. And there’s no difference between free and pro there. The reason why it does not show the option “visible” must be something else, independent of video time.

    Maybe it’s in a hidden section? If you don’t use boost and the topics format, I suggest testing with these to see if something custom in your site causes the issue. If you need additional help, please use the tracker on GitHub and create an issue there. Support here does not really work well…

  • Ezzeddin Hamed
    Thu, Jun 15, 2023, 2:59 AM
    Hi Stefan,

    I am using Moodle 3.11, when playing a video the image does not show, only audio, I used mp4 video the video area is black.

    Also when right mouse clicking on the video, it shows download audio and there is nothing about video.
    What could be the problem?

    On the other hand, would it be possible to control the right mouse click menu to prevent downloading the video?

  • Stefan Scholz
    Thu, Jun 15, 2023, 3:12 AM
    Hi Ezzeddin,

    my best guess (without having access to the mp4) is that the mp4 file you used uses a codec that is not supported by your browser. Or maybe the file is simply corrupt.

    Even if the file plays back fine on your computer, that does not mean that the file is ok. Your computer/the application might simply be clever enough to play it back even if it's (partially) broken.

    With regards to the right mouse click menu:
    Sure, that is theoretically possible. But you should be aware though that it is not possible to really prevent that a video (file) is downloaded. You can make it a little harder though. Get in touch privately if you are interested to fund such a feature.

  • Ezzeddin Hamed
    Thu, Jun 15, 2023, 3:25 AM
    Hi Stephan,

    Thanks a lot for your quick answer.

    What first I tried is to play the video in the browser to know the if it has an issue with the browser, it played well without any issues.

    Any other suggestions?

  • Stefan Scholz
    Thu, Jun 15, 2023, 3:36 AM
    Hi Ezzeddin,

    that's interesting. We use Video JS to playback videos. That's the same player that Moodle itself uses. It might be worth trying if Moodle itself can play it back using the built in player.

    Except for that, you can check your browser's console and check fi there are any errors. If you are able to share the video (and if it is not large), feel free to create a test course on one of our demo sites and send me the link — then I can have a look.

  • Ramy Salem
    Thu, Jun 15, 2023, 3:41 AM
    after upgrade plugin .. eTask topics format cannot view video time videos
  • Ezzeddin Hamed
    Thu, Jun 15, 2023, 3:48 AM
    Hi Stephan,

    The default player in Moodle is working fine with any issues.

  • Stefan Scholz
    Thu, Jun 15, 2023, 3:51 AM
    @ramy, sorry to hear that you have issues. We don’t use the eTask topics format ourselves and cannot guarantee that it is compatible. In order to rule out that video time itself has issues, try it with the topics format. If the error happens there, too, then please open an issue on GitHub and I’ll ask my developer to look into it. Feel free to raus an issue in GitHub for eTask as well, but I cannot guarantee that we can fix it on our side. If you do, please provide exact information about the versions you use (video time, moodle, format) so that we can reproduce it.

  • mustafa sünger
    Thu, Jun 15, 2023, 4:26 PM
    Hi Stefan,
    I hope you doing well. Is there any progress about YouTube integration?
  • Stefan Scholz
    Thu, Jun 15, 2023, 5:25 PM
    Hi Mustafa,

    sure, youtube support was added in Video Time 1.7 — along with support for audio files, video files and externally hosted files (including e.g. dash links).


  • Alitta Jiju
    Sun, Jul 30, 2023, 1:35 AM
    Can i pause video ? while taking tab or scrol?
  • University of Emerging Technologies
    Wed, Aug 30, 2023, 3:43 PM
    I just noticed that with a recent VideoTime update, the notes section is now no longer displayed under the video on all my courses.

    The content is still shown in the edit settings but just not rendered.

    The moodle versions we are using on one site are:

    Moodle 3.11.12+ (Build: 20230303)
    VideoTime version: 1.7, 2023011202

    We have a couple of other sites with different moodle versions that are now behaving the same way.
  • alessandra giglio
    Tue, Oct 17, 2023, 7:55 PM
    Hi, I have just installed the 1.8 RC version on my 4.0 Moodle, but the YouTube feature seems not to be there. Am I missing something in the settings? Thanks for your help!
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