Adding Deep Links and Embed Codes in Moodle (non LTI)


Please note: The information provided here is intended only to assist with some of the common ways our products can be integrated in this system. Our Help Site is not a comprehensive guide to use of the Moodle LMS, and our team can only assist with Credo integration; we are unable to provide support for any other aspect of Moodle's functionality. Screenshots are provided for illustrative purposes but may not exactly match your own system, particularly since navigation elements can vary depending on your version of the platform.


These instructions show ways to link to or embed Credo content using the deep links and embed codes provided on your admin dashboard. These links behave just like any other hyperlink to a web resource you might use in your Moodle course. They can be added as a resource to your course outline or you can add links within a text box on a page.

This integration does not use LTI; InfoLit (formerly Instruct) customers can refer to Moodle: Adding an LTI Link to a Course for instructions on how to use LTI Links. For authentication of deep links and embed codes, you can use the options described here: Authentication Options

Adding a URL as a Resource

On your course home page, click the settings icon and turn on editing.


In the section where you want to add a link to Credo, click Add an activity or resource.

In the pop up that appears, select URL from the list of options.

Copy the link that you want to use from your admin dashboard. Paste it into the External URL field. Give the resource a display name. In the Appearance section, you can select an option for how the content appears when a student clicks the link:

Automatic - Displays a link on the page and instructs students to click to view the resource

Embed - Embeds the content directly on the page

Open - When the student clicks the link on the course outline, the resource will automatically open in the same window

Pop up - The content will open in a pop up window.


Save and return to your course home page. The new resource appears on the course outline. When a student clicks on it, it will display the content. The appearance will depend on the option selected when you set up the URL (automatic, embed, open, pop-up).

Automatic (Link to content):

Moodle page with a link to Credo content


Moodle page on which a Credo video is embedded


Adding a Hyperlink in a Text Box

You can also add a link to Credo on a page in the page content box. In the page you're editing, simply use the Link button, and paste the deep link for the content you want to link to in the URL field.


Using this option, you can create pages in your course outline with your own text / instructions and links out to the Credo content on the same page.


Adding an Embed Code to a Page

To use an embed code on a page rather than a hyperlink, go to the edit settings for the page. In the page content box, click the Show/hide advanced button, and then the source code button to open the HTML editor.


In the HTML editor, paste one of your embed codes (provided on the admin dashboard). 


Click save and display. The content will be displayed on the page along with any other text that you've included.

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