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Video and Multimedia

Tips for managing videos

  • Blackboard allows you to upload a video file of up to a 250 MB file size. Files larger than 250 will not upload.
  • Acceptable video file extensions are: .mov, .wmv, or .mp4.
  • Use a hard wired connection and not a wireless connection when uploading video files.
  • If you are using a video or movie editor to create your video make sure that you publish the final project file as a .mov, .wmv, or .mp4.
  • Video editing project files such as .wlmp from Window Live Movie Maker will not open in Blackboard. You need to publish to a .wmv file.

How to embed a video into an assignment or discussion

Open the website and locate the video to be embedded.

  1. Look for and click the SHARE button.
  2. Locate the embed code and follow instructions to copy the code to the clipboard. The site will have a copy button or allow you to highlight and select copy the embed code.

Examples:

The History Channel: http://www.history.com.

Ted Talks: http://www.ted.com.

Open your course and navigate to your assignment or discussion page.

  • Click the title link of the assignment, or
  • Click Create Thread, or
  • Click the title link of a discussion thread and click Reply.
  1. Add a Subject, if required
  2. Click the Toggle HTML Source Mode button, located in the text editor.
  3. Click inside the yellow box. Paste the embed code you copied earlier.
  4. Click the Toggle HTML Source Mode button to check the video and add text.
  5. Click Submit.
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