Mashups / YouTube Videos

Blackboard's "Mashups" option allow faculty to integrate media learning content using Web 2.0 resources from YouTube, SlideShare, and Flickr.

Adding a YouTube Video:

  • From a content area (e.g., Documents) select Build Content; Mashups; YouTube Video
  • Locate the YouTube video desired by typing in a Search term and click Go
  • Browse for desired YouTube video from the results; click Select (located under the video thumbnail)
  • Add a description if desired and display options; click Submit

Watch "how to"  (3 Min) 

Adding a TED video:

TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. According to their website, "we make the best talks and performances from TED and partners available to the world, for free. More than 900 TEDTalks are now available, with more added each week. All of the talks are subtitled in English, and many are subtitled in various languages. These videos are released under a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND license, so they can be freely shared and reposted."

For videos you need to “embed” a player and then add video information. To do this:
  • From the website search and select the desired video
  • Click the Share button below the video
  • Click Copy to copy the html code needed

In Blackboard, select the content area to add the video (e.g., Course Documents)

  • Type in Name (title) of the video
  • In the Text box, click on the < > button to switch to HTML code mode
  • Paste (Edit, Paste or Ctrl V) the embed code you copied from
  • Select desired options
  • Click Submit
Students then click on the > to start the video from within Blackboard!

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