Embedding Multimedia into
                                      the Blackboard Interface

                 Presented at Em...
4. In the Content Information window, click the Toggle HTML Code button.




5. Paste the Embed HTML Code in the content b...
Embedding Multimedia into the Blackboard Interface by Jozenia Colorado is licensed under a Creative
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Using a Streaming URL

Often a video will open up in a pop-up window. If you do not have the option to download, try looki...
5. Click Submit.




ESU Streaming Server: The above step will work with video stored on the ESU Streaming Server. First,
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Web-Hosted Audio (podcasts, etc.)

Similar to Streaming Video, embedding audio is a matter of finding the direct URL or li...
5. In the Audio File Added window, Click Submit.




   6. In the Content Information window, you might see the outline of...
Embedding Presentation Files

There are a variety of ways you can convert presentation files into a movie or video format ...
7. Find the Embed labeled box. Copy the contents.

8. In Blackboard, Add a New Content Item. Give it an appropriate title....
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Embedding Multimedia into the Blackboard Interface Tutorial Handout

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Instead of posting links, embed your multimedia files from YouTube or a streaming server into Blackboard so that students aren't confused by new windows opening outside of Blackboard.

This tutorial was presented as part of the Fall 2009 eLearning Institute at Emporia State University. Zeni Colorado is an Assistant Professor of Instructional Design and Technology at Emporia State University.

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  1. 1. Embedding Multimedia into the Blackboard Interface Presented at Emporia State University’s Fall eLearning Institute 2009 by Zeni Colorado Web-Hosted Video Using the Embed HTML Coding 1. Navigate to the website from which you want your students to watch video. One example would be YouTube. Other examples are: TeacherTube, DotSub, learner.org, etc. 2. Once you have found the video, look for a box labeled “Embed.” This will be located in a different place depending on the site. The box contains HTML coding that you can copy and paste into Blackboard. 3. In Blackboard, Add a New Content Item. Give it an appropriate title. Embedding Multimedia into the Blackboard Interface by Jozenia Colorado is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License. 1
  2. 2. 4. In the Content Information window, click the Toggle HTML Code button. 5. Paste the Embed HTML Code in the content box 6. Press the Toggle HTML Source Mode button again. You might see an outline of a box in the window. You will not see the video at this point. 7. Click Submit. Click OK. Your screen should appear as follows: Embedding Multimedia into the Blackboard Interface by Jozenia Colorado is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License. 2
  3. 3. Embedding Multimedia into the Blackboard Interface by Jozenia Colorado is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License. 3
  4. 4. Using a Streaming URL Often a video will open up in a pop-up window. If you do not have the option to download, try looking at the Properties. 1. Right-click on the video and go to Properties. If a direct URL appears, copy it. 2. In Blackboard, Add a New Content Item. Give it an appropriate title. 3. In the Content Information window, click the Add MPEG/AVI Content button. 4. In the window that opens, paste the URL into the Specify Source URL box. Click Submit. Embedding Multimedia into the Blackboard Interface by Jozenia Colorado is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License. 4
  5. 5. 5. Click Submit. ESU Streaming Server: The above step will work with video stored on the ESU Streaming Server. First, obtain the correct URL for your video and copy it. Then, follow Steps 3 – 5 from above. Embedding Multimedia into the Blackboard Interface by Jozenia Colorado is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License. 5
  6. 6. Web-Hosted Audio (podcasts, etc.) Similar to Streaming Video, embedding audio is a matter of finding the direct URL or link to the audio file. This can be done by right-clicking on an audio link and copying the URL. 1. Find the web-hosted audio file you want to embed in your Blackboard course. Right-click on the streaming link or the download link. Click Copy Link Location. 2. In Blackboard, Add a New Content Item. Give it an appropriate title. 3. In the Content Information window, click the Add MPEG/AVI Content button. 4. Past the URL into the Specify Source URL box. Embedding Multimedia into the Blackboard Interface by Jozenia Colorado is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License. 6
  7. 7. 5. In the Audio File Added window, Click Submit. 6. In the Content Information window, you might see the outline of a box. Your audio will not show up here. Click Submit one more time. ESU Streaming Server: The above step will work with audio stored on the ESU Streaming Server. First, obtain the correct URL for your video and copy it. Then, follow Steps 3 – 5 from above. Embedding Multimedia into the Blackboard Interface by Jozenia Colorado is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License. 7
  8. 8. Embedding Presentation Files There are a variety of ways you can convert presentation files into a movie or video format which can then be embedded into Blackboard as described in the first section. However, this usually requires additional software and or conversion tools. In this section, we will use a free tool located online called SlideShare. It is very similar to YouTube in concept. 1. Go to http://www.slideshare.net/ and create an account. 2. Once you have an account, sign in. Click Upload. Note the file size and file formats it accepts. 3. Click Browse and Select Files. Select the presentation you want to share. Once it uploads you will have the opportunity to edit certain options. Make sure you specify privacy settings, etc. 4. Click Publish. You will get a notice that says your file is being converted. Click on the link provided to check the status. You may see a “Work in Progress” graphic next to your file. 5. Once it is complete, click Edit. Check Allow embedding outside SlideShare. Click Update. 6. After this updates, Click View Presentation. You’ll notice this interface looks similar to YouTube. Embedding Multimedia into the Blackboard Interface by Jozenia Colorado is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License. 8
  9. 9. 7. Find the Embed labeled box. Copy the contents. 8. In Blackboard, Add a New Content Item. Give it an appropriate title. 9. In the Content Information window, click the Toggle HTML Code button. 10. Paste the Embed HTML Code in the content box 11. Press the Toggle HTML Source Mode button again. You might see an outline of a box in the window. You will not see the video at this point. 12. Click Submit. Click OK. Your screen should appear as follows: Embedding Multimedia into the Blackboard Interface by Jozenia Colorado is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License. 9

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