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The Video feature allows you to add video files to Blackboard. The video file will display to users within a video player as part of a Blackboard page within a the course. Students will be able to: play, pause, forward, or rewind the video using the player controls.


Tips for Adding Video Files


  • Short video clips are best for this tool, 30 second clips would be most ideal, although longer clips can be used. Keep in mind that high quality and longer videos make the file size very large. The larger file size can slow download times making it frustrating or problematic for students to view the video.
  • Video clips over 1 minute intervals would display and play best through video streaming, please contact the Center for Distance and Online Learning for assistance.
  • Include a transcript for the video, the transcript will allow users who cannot hear or view the video to get the same information. This is necessary in order to be ADA compliant. Again contact the Center for Distance and Online Learning Center for assistance, to have your video streamed and closed captioned.
  • Selecting Autostart means that the video file will play as soon as the user opens the page, this can cause the page to load slowly and therefore students may miss important information.
  • The following file types are supported: .avi, .mpg, .mpeg, .mov, .qt, .swa, or .swf. Recommended file types: .mpeg, .mov, or .swf.
  • Please note, students will need a specific video player on their computer and/or a plug-in for their Internet browser in order play the attached video file. Players such as QuickTime, Windows Media, Flash, etc.

Set Edit Mode to ON to perform these functions.


Create Video


  • From Build Content
  • Select Video
  • Select Video File
    • Enter a Name in the Name field
    • Select Browse My Computer or Browse Course, or Browse Mashups (see the tutorial on YouTube video) to locate and select a video file
      • Select a Different File: this allows you to just change the file you selected
  • Video Options
    • Dimensions: If the original size of the video picture is too big, customize the dimensions, but keep the same ratio between height and width. For example, an image at 640 x 800 pixels could be re-sized to 320 x 400.
      • Select either Original or Custom
    • Autostart: the video file will play as soon as the user opens the page
      • Select Yes for autostart or select No for user select start
    • Loop: the video file will play again from the beginning until stopped by user
      • Select Yes for loop or select No for no loop
  • Standard Options
    • Permit Users to View this Content: Choose Yes to make the item available to students. Choose No to make the item unavailable to students
    • Track Number of Views: Choose Yes to record the number of times the item is viewed, when it is viewed and by whom
    • Select Date and Time Restrictions: Choose the Display After date/time and/or the Display Until date/time
  • Select Preview to view display settings before submitting
    • To edit display settings, select Back
  • When finished, select Submit
  • A green confirmation bar appears: “Success: name of video created.

Edit Video


  • Select the Down arrow next to the video title you want to edit
  • Select Edit
  • Video Information
    • Make changes to the Name field
    • To change the audio file, select the Select a Different File button
  • Video Options
    • Make changes to the Dimensions
    • Make changes to the Autostart feature
    • Make changes to the Loop feature
  • Standard Options
    • Make any changes to the Availability, Track Number of Views, Display After date/time, and/or Display Until date/time
  • Select Submit
  • A green confirmation bar appears: “Success: name of video edited.

Delete an Item


This action is irreversible.

  • Select the Down arrow next to the video title you want to delete
  • Select Delete
  • A confirmation pop-up message appears, to continue deletion select OK, to end deletion select Cancel
  • A green confirmation bar appears: “Success: name of video Deleted.
 November 20, 2012  Posted by at 9:01 am Build Content, Course Content and Tools, Create