Nowadays, videos are  essential teaching resources that allow us to convey complex information in an attractive and concise way. In fact, it has been proven that adding visual stimuli is effective at an educational level: they are a primary source of information that we are able to process instinctively, quickly and naturally.
With the Video interactive element you can include a video of up to 1GB. To add one, simply click on the + button and upload your video.

You may already watch it while it is loading. Next to the Preview button, the autosaving process will begin.

To see what the supported formats are, view the help article on the Image, audio and video requirements.

Video cover

You can configure a cover by choosing a color, gradient or an image. All the options and filters that you see on the image resource can also be applied to the cover.

Bear in mind that if you have started to play the video on the slide, you won’t be able to see the cover’s settings. To be able to see the settings you must pause the video and set the play bar back to the beginning.

Video title

You can add text as a title or introductory text to appear on the cover of the video. 

Video controls

It is possible to configure the display of the native controls of the video, simply deactivate this option if you do not want the user to do anything other than play / pause.


You can enable autoplay in your Classic courses so that the video starts playing when you access that slide and you can create more dynamic courses.

Please note that this option will not work in all browsers.

VTT subtitle content

If you want to add subtitles to your audio, the way to do it is by copying the contents of your subtitle VTT file to this text field of the audio editor.

To learn more about the VTT format, consult the article on Requirements for VTT subtitles.

Editing Video in accesible mode

  • You can assign a title by choosing from the different headings, so that your students can identify the video. Try not to repeat this title in the project section.
  • Add an Alt text and a long description if it is relevant to your cover image in the Video.
  • Add a transcript where appropriate. This text should be descriptive and you can make it more useful with formatting and adding captions, for example. You can learn more about this according to WCAG here.

Functionalities not supported in Accessible mode:

  • The "Show video controls" functionality is not allowed in Accessible mode. Please note that even if you disable it, the video controls will always be visible in the accessible mode of the course.

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