Answered By: Brad Matthies
Last Updated: Jun 08, 2015     Views: 33

Generally speaking, yes. Most YouTube videos have a persistent URL or embedd code that allows you to share YouTube content in blog posts, Power Point presentations, and via course management systems like Moodle or Blackboard.

For example, I used the embed code to attach the "YouTube Copyright Basics" video to this answer. 

The YouTube Terms Of Service states the following:

"You also hereby grant each user of the Service a non-exclusive license to access your Content through the Service, and to use, reproduce, distribute, display and perform such Content as permitted through the functionality of the Service and under these Terms of Service."

Users who select this option when uploading a video have granted viewers the right "through the functionality" (i.e. linking or embed code) to share the video.  

What you CANNOT do is copy the video with a software program and then upload the copy to Moodle. Making a copy of the video without permission violates the video creator's copyrights. This is a federal offense, and should not be advised.