How to Share a Video in Blackboard

If you are in possession of a video file or have a video file that you have created, such as a lecture or screen recording, there are several options available for sharing this content with your students. The most important thing to remember when sharing this content is that you should NOT upload video files directly to Blackboard.

Important! Video files should never be uploaded directly to a Blackboard course. Blackboard Learn is not a video streaming platform and is not intended to house these files. Uploading video files directly to your course causes performance issues and takes up valuable space on our servers.

Step-by-Step Guide

How to Share a Video to Blackboard

  1. Choose a platform to host your video file, such as Microsoft Stream or YouTube, and upload your video there.
  2. Choose how you would like to share the video in your course, either via a web link or by embedding the video on a page in your course.
    1. To share a link to your video, click the Share button on the site where your video is hosted and copy the URL for the video.
      1. In your Blackboard course, navigate to the content area where you want students to access your video.
      2. Hover over the Build Content menu and select Web Link.
        Build Content menu with Web Link highlighted
      3. Enter a name for the link.
      4. Paste the link for the video in the URL box.
        Web Link Information page in Blackboard
      5. Add a description and/or attachments if desired.
        Web Link Description and File Attachments options in Blackboard
      6. Adjust the Standard Options if desired and click Submit.
        Web Link Options and Submit button in Blackboard
    2. To embed a video in your course, click the Share button where your video is hosted and copy the embed code for the video.
      1. In your Blackboard course, navigate to the content area where you want students to access your video.
      2. Hover over the Build Content menu and select Item.
        Build Content menu with Item highlighted
      3. Enter a name for the item.
      4. Enter any desired text in the Text box, then select the < > (Source Code) button on the text editor menu.
        Source Code button on the content editor
      5. Paste the embed code into the pop-up box and click Save. A preview of your video should load in the Text box.
        Source code screen with sample code
      6. Add attachments if desired.
        Preview of the embedded video in the Description box and the File Attachments area
      7. Adjust the Standard Options if desired and click Submit.
        Standard Options area and Submit button
  3. Your video is now available to your students.

 


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Wed 1/13/21 4:33 PM
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