TechSmith Relay: Embedding Video into Blackboard (Faculty)

This document provides an overview on how to embed a video.

For best practices with using video in Blackboard, download the Blackboard Content Type Selector for TechSmith Relay.

Embedding a video allows viewers to watch a video right in Blackboard Content Area. NOTE: Analytics and quiz results are not recorded if the video is embedded.

Embed a Video in Blackboard

From TechSmith Relay

1. Log into TechSmith Relay at
2. Navigate to the video and click on the video's thumbnail.
3. Click Share.


4. Click Get Embed Code from drop down menu.

get embed code

5. If the width of your video is more than 800 px wide, set the width to 800 px. The height will auto adjust itself. A video wider than 800 px will be difficult to view on a mobile device.

6. Click on Copy.

copy embed code

Return to Blackboard

1. Return to your course in Blackboard and navigate to the Content Area and folder for your videos.

2. From the Build Content menu, click Item.

create item

3. Add a title to the Item.

4. Click on the HTML button in the third row of the Text Menu.

open HTML note pad

5. A new window will open. Click in the HTML Code view window.

6. Press "Ctrl + C" ("Command + C" on a Mac) or right click your mouse button to paste the HTML code in the box.

paste HTML code

7. Click Update at the bottom of the HTML code view window.

8. Click Submit at the bottom of the Create Item page in Blackboard. 

Keywords:Video, audio, streaming, media, TechSmith Relay, Tech Smith Relay, relay, tecsmith, tec, smith, embed, embedding   Doc ID:94046
Owner:Laura M.Group:Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Created:2019-08-23 14:17 CSTUpdated:2019-10-24 09:01 CST
Sites:Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
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