Embedding Youtube Videos

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Question
How do I embed a Youtube video to my class?

Answer

With the recent updates made by Google in April the ability record/upload videos through your course and select videos for display in your course has been broken. Blackboard is currently working on a fix but currently the ability is not there. In the meantime you can use the below steps to upload/record videos to Youtube and add into your course.

Upload/record videos in Youtube

  1. Go to https://www.youtube.com
  2. Use the “Sign in” button in the upper right to log in to Youtube
  3. Once logged in use the “Upload” button in the upper right to access the page to upload or record your video
    • Upload
      • Click the Select files to upload to open a window to browse your computer to select the video(s) or drag and drop the videos on to the page
      • Once a file has been selected or drag and dropped you will be presented with the videos information page. Complete the information on the page and use the “Publish” to upload the video to your Youtube account
    • Record
      • Click the “Record” button on the right to record from webcam a new video
      • To start recording click the “Start recording” button at the bottom of the video display
      • If presented with the below prompt you will need to “Allow” access to your webcam to Youtube for recording
      • Once you have completed your recording click the “Stop recording” button at the bottom of the video display
      • If you are happy with your recording click the “Continue” button to start the upload of the video to Youtube
      • On the video information page completed the information and click the “Publish” button to upload the video to your Youtube account

Add videos to your course

  1. Go to https://www.youtube.com
  2. Use the “Sign in” button in the upper right to log in to Youtube
  3. Access video
    • Videos tied to your Youtube account
      • Click the Youtube drop-down in the upper left and click “My Channel”
      • From the “My Channel” page click the Video Manager in the upper left
      • For the video you wish to add click the “Edit” drop-down and select Info and Settings
      • Copy the url from the “Video URL” in the right hand Video Information
    • Videos not tied to your Youtube account
      • Use the “Search” bar at the top of page to search for the desired video
      • Click the video you wish to add
      • From the video’s page cop the url from the browser “Address” bar
  4. Go into your course to where you want to add video and from the Text Editor click the “Insert/Edit Embedded Media”
  5. From the “Insert/Edit Embedded Media” window paste in the url saved from step 3.
  6. Complete any other settings you want for the video and then click “Insert” in the lower right.
  7. Complete any other information for the item being added to your course and click “Submit”

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Views: 579 Created on: May 26, 2016