TechSmith Relay: Link a Relay Folder in Blackboard (Faculty)

This document provides an overview on how to add a link to a Relay video in Blackboard.

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

Linking to a folder in Relay is the cleanest way to organize multiple videos. Folders takes up less space in Blackboard and takes less time to link than linking individual videos.  If you have only one or two videos and would like to link or embed them individually, see the knowledge base article "Link a Relay Video in Blackboard." NOTE: Individual videos can report a score back to the grade center on video quiz questions, however linking to a folder only records analytics for time viewed and not quizzing scores. Additionally, the privacy settings on each video within the folder must be modified to "Only users from your organization".

NOTE: If you export your course and import it to another semester, the link to the Relay platform will export/import, but you will have to re-link to the folder.

If you haven't already created a course folder in Relay, see the knowledge base article "Create a Folder"
If you haven't uploaded the video to Relay, see the knowledge base article "Upload Media to Your Library"

In TechSmith Relay

The default settings for each video in Relay is "Only users from your organization with a direct link". Since you are linking to a folder, the users will not have a direct link to the videos, only to the folder. The Privacy setting must be modified on each video within the folder to be "Only users from your organization".
  1. Navigate to the folder you want to link in Blackboard at
  2. Enter the folder.
  3. Enter the first video and click the Privacy option.
  4. Modify the setting so the radio button is marked in front of "Only users from your organization". (It will save automatically.)
  5. Click the back button on your browser and repeat these steps for each video within the folder.

In Blackboard

  1. Navigate to the folder in Blackboard that you want the videos to reside.

  2. Hover your mouse over "Build Content" to expand the menu. Click on TechSmith Relay
    TechSmith Relay

  3. Name the folder, for example, "Week 1."

  4. Click Submit at the bottom of the page. 

  5. Scroll to the bottom of the folder for the link. Click on the new link. A Relay link is designated by a blue icon.

  6. Relay will launch and you will be in "My Library." Navigate to the folder/sub-folder that contains the videos by clicking on the folder icon or the Open Folder button.

  7. Click on Add Folder button. All the videos will display on the screen. Anytime you add a video to this folder, the students will have access to the videos. 

    Add folder

  8. To return to Blackboard, click on the folder name in the breadcrumbs at the top of the window. 


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Keywords:Video, audio, streaming, media, TechSmith Relay, Tech Smith Relay, relay, tecsmith, tec, smith, link, add video,   Doc ID:94186
Owner:Laura M.Group:Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Created:2019-08-29 16:06 CDTUpdated:2020-01-10 10:24 CDT
Sites:Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
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