How to Remove Video Files from Blackboard

In order to not exceed our Blackboard storage limits and to ensure course performance is maintained at optimal levels, video files should not be uploaded to Blackboard and any previously added video files should be deleted from Blackboard. The Content Collection houses all files added or uploaded to a course, so the course files can become too large very quickly, especially when videos are uploaded to the course. This is especially true if course copies have been performed on the course or there have been multiple imported content packages. Course copies and imports often lead to duplicated and unnecessary files in the course Content Collection. The steps below show you how to clean up your course files and remove video files from Blackboard.

Step-by-Step Guide

How to Remove Video Files from Your Blackboard Courses

  1. Access the Content Collection for your course. There are two options to do so:
    1. Enter your course and scroll down to the Control Panel. Select Content Collection and click on your Course ID.
      Access the Content Collection from your course Control Panel
       
    2. Select the Content Collection tab at the top of your Blackboard home page. Click the drop-down arrow next to Course Content and select your Course ID.
      Access the Content Collection from the Blackboard home page menu
       
  2. To help locate video files, click the Size column twice to sort from largest to smallest file size. Video files will usually be near the top of the list, but you may need to open folders to find all videos.
    Course file list sorted by file size

    Please Note: The most common video file formats to look for include: 
    .WEBM
    .MPG, .MP2, , .MPEG, .MPE, .MPV
    .OGG
    .MP4, .M4P, .M4V
    .AVI, .WMV
    .MOV, .QT
    .FLV, .SWF
    ​​​​​​​AVCHD

  3. Select the video file(s) by clicking the check box to the left of the file name(s).
  4. Click Download Package to save a .zip file with your video(s).
    All video files selected and the Download Package button highlighted at the top of the page.
     
  5. Choose where you would like to save the video(s) on your computer. If your MSU OneDrive account is synced to your computer, we recommend saving the video(s) there.
    Download prompt on MacOS
     
  6. Confirm that the video file package has been saved to your desired location. Double click the package to unzip the file(s) and view them individually.
    Saved file location on MacOS
    Expanded zip file folder showing the individual files
     
  7. Return to your course Content Collection on Blackboard. Select the same video file(s) you just downloaded and click Delete to remove the file(s) from Blackboard.
    Selected video files with the Delete button highlighted at the top of the page.
     
  8. Confirm that you want to delete the selected file(s).
    Blackboard pop-up message asking you to confirm the delete action.
     
  9. If the file is currently in use in your course you will be asked to review the location where the file is linked in 360° View. The link to this file in your course will be broken, so you will need to delete the file link from the course also, but you can re-share the video with your students after the file has been removed from Blackboard.
    List of files currently in use with the 360 View button highlighted.
    Links menu in 360 View showing the list of courses where the video file is in use
     
  10. Repeat this process in all of your courses until all video files have been removed from Blackboard.

How to Remove Video Files Stored in Your Personal Content Collection Folder

Once all the video files have been removed from your courses, check your personal Content Collection folder and follow the above process to remove any video files stored there.

  1. Access your personal Content Collection folder. There are two options to do so:
    1. Enter a course and scroll down to the Control Panel. Select Content Collection and click on your [Username] Content.
      Personal content collection folder under the course control panel menu
       
    2. Select the Content Collection tab at the top of your Blackboard home page. Click the drop-down arrow next to My Content and select Users > your Username.
      Personal content collection folder in the main content collection menu
       
  2. Follow the same process listed above to locate, download, and remove all video files stored in your personal folder.

 


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Article ID: 126546
Created
Tue 1/26/21 5:16 PM