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Using screencasting software to voice over your lecture presentation is a great way to capture your instructor presence and can be a significant way to enhance your students productivity and success. When you have completed your recorded lecture, YouTube can be used as the medium to save and view the video. Below are the instructions to embed any video saved in YouTube, or alternately, how to link a video saved in YouTube into your Blackboard course shell.

 Use HTML Code to Embed a YouTube Video in Blackboard:

  1. Navigate to your completed video in your YouTube account
  2. Locate the SHARE icon
  3. Select the EMBED button and use your cursor to select the EMBED code provided. Use your copy command to copy this code.
  4. Navigate in a new browser tab to your Blackboard course
  5. Open the area you would like to place the video, (all text boxes in Blackboard can hold embedded media)
  6. Select “Build Content” > “Item”
  7. Give the video a title
  8. Select the “html” button, located on the third row of the text box menu
  9. In the html popup, paste the embed code.
  10. Select Update, you will see a yellow box placeholder in the text box
  11. Submit

Note: If the video is your original work and still in process you will see the YouTube video frame and process indication message. You may want to check back to your video to confirm that it processed correctly in YouTube. If embedding or linking multiple videos in one module, use a separate “item” or “web link” for each video, this will assist in load time and organization.

Use Share to LINK to any YouTube video in Blackboard:

  1. Navigate to the chosen YouTube video
  2. Locate and select the SHARE icon
  3. Select and copy the URL that begins with https:// 
  4. Navigate in a new browser tab to your Blackboard course
  5. Open the area you would like to place the video, (all text boxes in Blackboard can hold linked media)
  6. Select “Build Content” > “Web Link”
  7. Paste the copied URL into the appropriate box
  8. Give the video a title
  9. Optional: Add instructions or an introduction to the video in the “text” box
  10. Submit

This will give the students a link, when selected will open to the YouTube video in a new window for viewing.

Tech note:

Keystrokes for copy and paste:

  • MAC: Copy using command+c, paste using command+v
  • PC: Copy using control+c, paste using control+v

As always if you need assistance or other information regarding course design and online learning please contact us at Academic Innovations & eLearning. 

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