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This guide provides information about library services available to PGCC faculty.

How to Embed Streaming Video in Blackboard

The streaming video collections have a feature that allows professors to embed videos into their online classes through Blackboard. This section demonstrates how to embed a video in Blackboard step by step.

Embed Films on Demand Content in Blackboard

This section demonstrates how to embed a video in Blackboard step by step.

1. Find the video you want to use in Films on Demand

2. On another tab (or browser window) login to Blackboard and click on the course you want to embed the video

3. From the right-side menu, click on COURSE CONTENT

4. Once the page loads, click on the BUILD CONTENT drop-down menu

5. Then click on ITEM

6. The EDIT ITEM window will open - this is the area where you write the content of the course. 

7. Leave this window opened for now, return to the window (or tab) that has Films on Demand

8. In Films on Demand, click on the EMBED THIS VIDEO link located underneath the video window.

9. The EMBED CODE will open underneath the video.

10. COPY this code- you MUST select the code (highlight it with your mouse) and then copy it using one the following methods:

  • Hold the CTRL key AND then the C key on your keyboard
     OR
  • Right click in the selected area and select COPY

 

11. Return to BLACKBOARD

12. In the EDIT ITEM box, click on the HTML icon, to open the HTML CODE VIEW window  

(if the HTML button is not visible, click on the double headed arrow on the far right corner, to display the complete edit menu options.) 

13. A pop-up window will open titled HTML Code View

14. Right click on the blank area and choose PASTE (or use the CTRL + V keyboard shortcut). Then click on UPDATE
15. Click on SUBMIT to create your content. (NOTE: Your embedded video may not display immediately. It takes a few seconds for the video to show after you embed it (this depends on the speed of your Internet connection). If after a few minutes, you still do not get a video, try the process again.)
16. You have successfully embedded a video from Films on Demand to your Blackboard course.

Embed Vast Academic Video Collection Content in Blackboard

This section demonstrates how to embed a video in Blackboard step by step.

1. Find the video you want to use in VAST Academic Video

2. On another tab (or browser window) login to Blackboard and click on the course you want to embed the video

3. From the right-side menu, click on COURSE CONTENT

4. Once the page loads, click on the BUILD CONTENT drop-down menu

5. Then click on ITEM

6. The EDIT ITEM window will open - this is the area where you write the content of the course. 

7. Leave this window opened for now, return to the window (or tab) that has VAST Academic Video

8. In VAST Academic Video, click on the EMBED / LINK link located underneath the video window.

9. The EMBED CODE will open in a new window (pop-up).

10. COPY this code- you MUST select the code (highlight it with your mouse) and then copy it using one the following methods:

  • Hold the CTRL key AND then the C key on your keyboard
     OR
  • Right click in the selected area and select COPY

11. Return to BLACKBOARD

12. In the EDIT ITEM box, click on the HTML icon, to open the HTML CODE VIEW window  

(if the HTML button is not visible, click on the double headed arrow on the far right corner, to display the complete edit menu options.) 

13. A pop-up window will open titled HTML Code View

14. Right click on the blank area and choose PASTE (or use the CTRL + V keyboard shortcut). Then click on UPDATE
15. Click on SUBMIT to create your content. (NOTE: Your embedded video may not display immediately. It takes a few seconds for the video to show after you embed it (this depends on the speed of your Internet connection). If after a few minutes, you still do not get a video, try the process again.)
16. You have successfully embedded a video from VAST Academic Video to your Blackboard course.

Things to Remember

ACCESS
  • Streaming video services are subscription services -
    • Off-campus viewing of videos requires login. Students must enter their OWL Link username and password.
  • Copying and pasting direct URLs from the address bar of the browser will result in login errors.
  • If you want to provide URLs for videos:
    • Films on Demand: copy and paste the URL in the TITLE URL (located underneath the video and description, usually at the bottom of the page.)
    • VAST Academic Video: copy and paste the URL in the Embed/Link (click Embed/Link underneath the video, a pop-up window will open, copy the permalink).
EMBEDDING
  • It takes a few seconds for the video to show after you embed it (this depends on the speed of your Internet connection). If after a few minutes, you still do not get a video, try the process again.
  • If your video DOES NOT show, it might be blocked by your browser. The Firefox and Chrome web browsers have changed the way they handle unsecure content on secure websites. The following link has information on how to 'acknowledge' this content and allow it to be displayed: Browser Security Workaround.
  • In most cases, the embedded video will be the full video, and not segments.