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Blackboard: Integrating Library Resources: Embedding/Linking to Video

This research guide is designed to assist faculty with incorporating library resources into Blackboard.

Embedding or Linking to Videos from Films on Demand

The instructions below are specifically for Films on Demand, but the other video resource databases have similar sharing options.

Films on Demand

What about YouTube?

YouTube videos can be embedded the same way.  Follow the steps to the right, but click "Share" and then "Embed" to get the embed code.

You can skip the proxy information in Step 7.

Linking to Films on Demand Videos in Blackboard

1. To link a streaming video into Blackboard, you first need the video's Record URL.  To find the Record URL for a Films on Demand title, head to the desired video and click on the "Share" button. 

2. You will have two options: Email & Embed/Link.  Choose the "Embed/Link" tab and copy the Record URL.

3. Now head back to your Blackboard course shell. Choose your preferred content area in the Course Menu where you would like to house the video.

 

4. Choose "Web Link" from the "Build Content" menu.

5. Name the video and paste in the Record URL.

6. Choose "Submit."

Embedding Films on Demand videos in Blackboard

1. To embed a streaming video into Blackboard, you first need the video's embed code.  To find the embed code for a Films on Demand title, head to the desired video and click on the "Share" button. 

2. You will have two options: Email & Embed/Link.  Choose the "Embed/Link" tab and copy the embed code.

3. Now head back to your Blackboard course shell. Choose your preferred content area in the Course Menu where you would like to house the video.

 

4. Make sure the Edit Mode is set to "On."

5. Choose "Item" from the Build Content dropdown list.

6. Type the name of the video in the "Name" box and select the HTML option in the Text menu.  An HTML code view box will appear.

 7. Paste your embed code* in the HTML code view box.  Click "Update."

* Make sure the University's proxy URL (https://proxy.campbell.edu/login?url=) is included.  If you do not see it, you may paste it in  just prior to the URL for the video. 

8.  Choose "Submit."

9.  You are almost done.  Citing the video sets a good example for your students.  Fortunately, Film on Demand has a citation feature that you can use.

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What you will see while editing:

 

10. Choose "Submit."

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What your students will see: