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Integrating Library Resources into Blackboard - A Guide for Faculty

About Embedded Videos

"Embedding" a film means that you embed the whole video player into another site (in our case your course management system) so that the film appears and can be watched there as opposed to having to click on a separate link to the film.

Videos can be from YouTube, UC Kaltura Media Space, or other video sharing sites that provide embedding code.

Note that some  videos may be too large for the space you have, but they can be resized by changing the code.

Finding an Embed Code

On YouTube:

  • Under the video click "Share" - "Embed". Copy the embed code.















On Kanopy:

  • Under the video click "Share" - "Embed." Copy the embed code.

Kanopy screen with the embed code displayed

Library video tutorials

Most library video tutorials currently reside on YouTube, so please follow the instructions below.

However, for your convenience in the guide Introducing Students to Library Research we provided embed codes for most popular tutorials covering various research-related concepts and issues.


Embedding a Video into a Blackboard Course

  • In your Blackboard course position your mouse over the "Build Content" menu and click on "Item."

Buid content menu with the item option highlighted

  • Type in the video title and click on the "Insert/Edit Embedded Media" icon (fourth from the left in the bottom row).

Creat item screen with the embed media icon highlighted

  • On the "Insert/Edit Embedded Media" screen click the "Source"  tab and paste the embed code you copied from a video sharing site. Click "Insert."

Screen with embed code pasted

Click on The General tab. If desired, change the dimensions. Click "Insert," then "Submit."

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