Media Library

The Media Library makes it easy for staff and students to upload a range of media files like MPEG, AVI, Windows Media, Quick Time, and MP3 files. These are then encoded to a standard format for streaming delivery and can be viewed in a range of ways, from mobile to full screen for white board or projector delivery.

Your media content can then be easily embedded into other systems, for example in module pages in Moodle, or portfolio pages in Mahara.

How might I use it?

  • Giving video introductions to your lectures or seminars
  • Creating video summaries of your lectures key messages
  • Giving instructional demonstrations on how to perform particular tasks
  • Recording performances or practical exercises for peer review
  • Sharing evidence of good practice within your Faculty, or with the entire University
  • A space for students to upload their own content for showcasing or peer feedback
  • Uploading lecture recordings (using Screencast-o-Matic Pro)
  • Using your mobile or tablet device to record video and upload straight to the Media Library

Technology Enhanced Learning Quality Framework

Below are some examples of how the Media Library can be used in conjunction with the 3E element of the TEL Quality Framework:


Adopting technology in simple and effective ways to actively support students and increase their activity and self-responsibility.


Further use of technology that facilitates key aspects of students’ individual and collaborative learning and assessment through increasing their choice and control.


Developed use of technology that requires higher order individual and collaborative learning that reflect how knowledge is created and used in professional environments.
Provide students with lecture capture recordings (live or pre-recorded), video tutorials, or instructional demonstrations. Record student presentations, performances or practical exercises for peer review. Have students upload their own content for showcasing or formative assessment. Allow students to plan, create, upload, and share video or audio content related to their specific research questions, interests, or projects.

Case Studies

There are a wide range of examples of good practice in using the Media Library, including:

Assessment Guidelines: Videos for Students

Following a successful pilot last academic year, the Occupational Therapy programme team have again created video assignment guidelines for students on their module assessment. The videos provide a overview of the assessment criteria, the learning outcomes, the marking grid, the submission details (date and time) and the support and resources available to the students.

The videos are designed to provide the students with all the information they need about the assessment and to help pre-empt some of the questions that students have about the assessment, the assessment process and the submission process.

Read our Blog Post

Minute Paper – Approaches to Mid-Module Evaluation in Sport

Colleagues in the Faculty of Health & Life Sciences have been using the Minute Paper technique as a method for collecting formative on-going evaluation & feedback from students on the Sport & Exercise Science programme. The methods they have used for carrying out the exercise have ranged from post-it notes to Socrative (mobile app), and they respond to the students feedback by creating short videos to address the issues raised.

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