TechSmith Relay: Link a Relay Video using a Weblink in Blackboard (Faculty)

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

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

TechSmith Relay provides an individual URL (webpage) for each video. You can link to a Relay video using the Weblink tool in Blackboard.

Important Note: While Relay will record the analytics and quiz results in Relay, videos linked used the weblink cannot report back to Blackboard's Grade Center. You must use the Relay Tool if you want quiz results to appear in the Grade Center.

Click the plus sign below to expand the menus for directions.

  • Copy the URL from Relay
      1. Click on the video in TechSmith Relay. 

      2. Click the Share button located beneath the video.

      3. Choose Get a Link from the drop-down menu.
        Get link

      4. A window with the video's URL will pop up. Click the Copy button at the bottom of this window.

      5. Paste the link in an email, Blackboard discussion post, or other text area. If pasting in a text area in Blackboard, see the instructions for how to hyperlink text to make it easier for others to access your video. 

  • Add a Weblink in Blackboard
      1. Go to the content area in your Blackboard course where you want your link to appear (ex: Coursework, About this Course, Week 1 folder)

      2. Click Build Content on the toolbar. 

      3. Select Web Link from the drop-down menu.

      4. Click Add web link

      5. Paste your link into the URL area. (Tip: it is best to copy the link by going directly to the website and copying it from your browser's address bar; or by going to the "Share" window of a web resource, like a YouTube video, and copying it from there.)  

      6. Give the link a name. 

      7. Add any additional information, such as instructions or supplemental resources, in the description area.

        Add name, URL and description of the website

      8. Click the Submit button at the top or bottom of the page.

Keywords:Video, audio, streaming, media, TechSmith Relay, Tech Smith Relay, relay, tecsmith, tec, smith, web link, weblink, url, webpage,   Doc ID:94329
Owner:Laura M.Group:Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Created:2019-09-06 10:38 CDTUpdated:2019-10-24 10:02 CDT
Sites:Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
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