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Integrating Library Resources into Blackboard

Find digital media

Our Media Research Guide will help you find great digital media resources for your course.

Please note that while some resources listed in the Media Research Guide are free and open to the public, licensed resources require authentication via a proxy server or VPN client.

Please follow directions for linking to OhioLINK resources (see the box below) as a general guideline for linking to licensed resources. Unless access through a VPN client is strongly recommended, (for example, for videos), attach the proxy server prefix
( front of the permanent URL.

Add a link to an OhioLINK digital video or image

The OhioLINK Digital Resource Commons DRC) is located at You can link to this page or to the pages of individual collections, for example, Educational and Instructional Videos (

If you want to link to a record for an individual image or video title, search or browse for it in the appropriate database. Look for the permanent link.

Copy and paste the URL into your course page.

Note: Please let students know that they should use the VPN client to access videos from off-campus locations. UC VPN information.

Embedding Media and Creating Mashups

You can embed media and create mashups.

For detailed instructions please use the Balckboard Help page Creating Content in a Course Area - see "How to Create Mashups."

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