Blackboard (Faculty) - Content Area: Link or Embed Video

This document provides an overview of how to link or embed videos in Blackboard.

Link Videos with a Web Link (Web page)

  1. Copy the URL or hyperlink from OneDrive, Office 365 Video, or your email.
  2. Return to your course in Blackboard.
  3. From within the the content area (Coursework, About this Course) or from within a folder (Week 1) click Build Content on the toolbar.
  4. Click Web Link. Do not select the Video option. Students have reported issues with this option.

    Add Web Link

  5. Give the item a name. Consider stating the name with "Video:" or "Lecture" so your students know they will be viewing a video.
  6. Paste the URL into the URL box.

    Add Name and URL

  7. Click Submit at the top or the bottom of the page.  


Embedding Videos

  1. This is what embed code will look like. It will begin with <iframe src=http:// and end with </iframe>

    <iframe src="http://streaming.siue.edu/player/ho5YjQ6ReGq5" width="640" height="480" scrolling="no" frameborder="0"></iframe>

  2. From OneDrive, Office 365 Video, or your email, copy the entire code. Make sure that you include the brackets < and >.
  3. From within the the content area (Coursework, About this Course) or from within a folder (Week 1) click Build Content on the tool bar.
  4. Click Item.

    Add Item

  5. Give the item a name. Consider including the title "Video". This will identify to the students that this is a video vs. an article to read.
  6. In the text box, click on the HTML button in the third row of buttons.

    Click HTML button

  7. Paste the Embed code from your email in the window that pops-up. If there is other text there, paste the embed code after the text.

    Paste Embed code

  8. IMPORTANT: add an S after the http in the embed code. The code should read src="https://streaming.siue.edu....."
    If you fail to do this step, the video will not work.

    add an S to the http

  9. Click Update in the window.
  10. Click Submit at the top or the bottom of the page. 

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    Keywords:blackboard, black board, bb, video, videos, onedrive, linking, office 365   Doc ID:61492
    Owner:Laura M.Group:Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
    Created:2016-03-03 12:32 CDTUpdated:2017-01-19 10:19 CDT
    Sites:Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
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