Can we set up a private channel on youtube/vimeo and stream videos to authentic users from our Moodle only?
This depends on the capabilities of the chosen video hosting service provider. Moodle would embed the video as usual and the privacy settings for the video would be handled by the video host.
For example, Vimeo has options to password protect videos. This means students would have to enter the password before being able to view the video. Other options available to Vimeo pro users are:
- Password protected videos will require a password that you choose. You can also embed this video on another site and it will ask for the password there.
- Domain-level privacy (Plus + PRO only) by going to any video settings page and clicking the 'Privacy' tab, then choose the 'Only on approved sites' option under 'Who can embed this video?' Add the domain names for sites on which you want to allow your video to be embedded.
- Video Review Pages (PRO only) are semi-private, unlisted video pages intended for sharing with clients, collaborators, internal use, or anyone else you want to share your video with. These pages are unbranded and accept anonymous comments, so even people who don’t have Vimeo accounts can leave feedback. Video Review Pages are automatically created whenever you upload a video, and can be accessed via a link on top of normal video pages and in the ‘About This Video’ box underneath your video. You can also password-protect Video Review Pages in your videos ‘Settings’, represented by the gear icon on the top right of any video page.