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.

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. Log into TechSmith Relay at

      2. Navigate to the video.

      3. Check the Privacy permissions.
      If this video is to be shared with someone within SIUE, make sure the Privacy permission is set to "Only users from your organization with a direct link." (e.g., students, faculty, staff at SIUE)
      If this video is to be shared with someone outside of SIUE, make sure the Privacy permission is set to "Public."

      4. Click on Share.


      5. Click on Get Link.

      Get link

      6. A window with the video's URL will pop up. Click the Copy button.


      7. This link can be pasted in a discussion post, an email, or any other text area. If pasting in a text area in Blackboard, the text will not be automatically hyperlinked. See the instructions for how to hyperlink text in the text editor.

      Note: If you set the permission to public and email the link, anyone with that link can view the video. There is no way in Relay to designate individual permissions for videos.

  • 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:2019-09-10 08:53 CDT
Sites:Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
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