Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Digital Teaching

HDL3 - Videomanagement in Moodle (Opencast)




Videomanagement in Moodle (Opencast) – key facts

  • Free and open solution for video management and distribution.
  • Tight integration with Moodle: Integration of videos directly in Moodle courses
  • Part of the HU digital teaching and learning landscape


Opencast is the video management solution for the digital teaching and learning landscape of the HU and is operated as a Moodle plug-in. Teachers can integrate video material directly into their courses with the Moodle plugin and store it there for course participants. The videos are played directly in Moodle, a previous download is no longer necessary. The streaming player ensures that authors retain control over their content.

With the integrated, web-based Opencast Studio, teachers can produce video material such as screencasts without additional software.


Application scenarios

  • Multimedia teaching content for digital teaching
  • Video distribution with rights management
  • Integration directly into HU-Moodle
  • Screencasts with integrated Opencast Studio
  • Calendar-controlled recording in the lecture hall


  • Integration of HDL3 services such as BigBlueButton still in progress.
  • A HU or Moodle account is required.
  • Video files may be max. 2 GB in size.

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