Setup Guides

Annoto Integration - Local plugin


This document shows how to add Annoto Moodle local plugin to your Moodle enviroment.


  • Annoto supports Model using local plugin that includes, among other things, the following capabilities:
    • Annoto In-video collaboration widget
    • Automatic detection of the type of player running on the page and automatic adjustment of the type of player
    • The plugin currently supports the following video players/sources (the system supports more players. If needed can be added such as FlowPlayer, Wistia, etc.):
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  • Insights & Management Dashboard that provides comprehensive analytics and insights about the learners and their interactions, giving a view on how and when learners interact with the video content and with each other (provides unified analytics solution across different types of players/sources).
  • Single sign-on support
  • Ability to change Annoto appearance and layout settings
  • Ability to activate Annoto on :
    • All site
    • In a course level
    • In activity level

Annoto Plugin settings

Once the plugin is installed, go to its settings screen and set its mode of operation according to the desired mode.
The plugin is installed with default settings that include settings for roles, layout settings, and settings of how to run on a site. So in you can just insert the Annoto Setup settings as well as the application scope settings and start working.

Annoto Setup

  • API Key –Which was received from Annoto, this is provided per domain
  • SSO Secret –Which was received from Annoto, this is provided per domain
  • Annoto’s script URL - Provide Annoto's script URL (No need to change)
  • Deployment domain - Provide the region for the widgets. Please note that the widget data is bound to a specific region.

Annoto dashboard (LTI)

The Annoto local plugins add the Annoto Dashboard automatically to Moodle, and set the LTI activity.
  • Name, URL and Icon Fields do not need to be changed
  • Add to all the courses
    • If enabled, Annoto dashboard will be automatically added to all the courses.
  • If disabled the Annoto dashboard can be added manually from the “+ Add an activity or resource” on the desired course
  • Dashboard Manager Roles - Specify which role will trigger the addition of the Annoto dashboard to the course. For example: in the above image only Teacher and Manager roles will trigger the addition of the Annoto dashboard to the course.

Annoto Settings

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    Locale – If enable will set the language of Annoto per page and course based on Course and User preferences
2. Moderator Roles – Specify who is allowed to moderate discussions (only roles that at least include the following capabilities are available: local/annoto:moderatediscussion).

Media Player Settings

Enable overriding the Moodle Media Player settings for better user expirence
Finally, all changes must be saved.
Check that everything works:


If you need any additional information or have any questions, please contact us at Annoto Support

Last but not least

In order to learn more about all the wonderful things you can do with Annoto, visit the Annoto Widget Guide page.