Blackboard (Students) - Video: Link or Embed Video

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

Videos can be linked or embedded from any tool that has a text box, such as Discussion Boards, Blogs, or Wikis. The text box has 3 rows of icons and a box to type text. If you do not see 3 rows of icons, click the downward pointing double arrow to the very right of the box.

Rows of icons in text box

Link Videos with a Web Link (Web page)

  1. In the text box, type in a description of your video.
  2. Highlight the text by clicking on the words.
  3. In the second row of icons, click on the chain link.

    chain icon

  4. A new window will open. Paste the URL (https://...) into the Link Path box.

    paste URL

  5. Optionally, click on the Target window and select Open in New Window (_blank).

    New windo

  6. Click Insert.  Your text will be hyperlinked and when clicked, the video will open in a new window. Continue adding text to the text box.

Embedding Videos

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

    <iframe src="https://URL" width="640" height="480" scrolling="no" frameborder="0"></iframe>

  2. Copy the iframe code from OneDrive or Office 365 Video. Make sure that you include the brackets < and >. 
  3. In the third row of icons, click on the HTML icon.

    HTML button

  4. A new window will open. Past the iframe code in this box. Make sure that the code begins with <iframe src=https:// and ends with </iframe>
  5. Click Update.
  6. You will not see the video but you will see a yellow box. The video will be visible after you submit the page.
  7. Finish adding text and click Submit

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    Keywords:blackboard, black board, bb, video, videos, onedrive, linking   Doc ID:63594
    Owner:Laura M.Group:Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
    Created:2016-05-23 15:21 CDTUpdated:2020-03-02 09:56 CDT
    Sites:Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
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