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Beyond the Textbook: Integrating Library Resources into Blackboard

Integrating Library Resources into Blackboard

Linking to Video

URL: http://library.vccs.edu/license-bin/linker.plx?xsrfilms

Leading source of high-quality video and multimedia for academic, vocational and life-skills content.

1. Click on the full title or segment title for the video you are interested in linking from your  Bb course

2. When the video appears, Highlight, copy & paste the Record URL (located below the video clip and title) into your Bb course. You DO NOT need to include the proxy prefix. The proxy prefix is already in the Record URL.

Click on the image below to go to the video from the Films on Demand database.

The proxy prefix is already included in the URL.

Embedding Video in Blackboard

1. Click on the full title or segment title for the video you are interested in embedding in your  Bb course.

2. When the video appears, click on the Share option located below the video clip.

3. When the Share menu appears, click on the Embed Code option.

4. When the Alternate Embed Code appears, Highlight, copy & paste the code into your Bb course. 

5. You can also select a video size. The default size is Medium (660px Wide).

6. Make sure to click on the HTML option from the Blackboard Content Information menu. If you don't see the HTML option, click on the Show More icon located on the right side of the menu.

7. When the HTML code view window appears, paste the embed code, then click on the Update button. You DO NOT need to include the proxy prefix in the embed code. The proxy prefix is already in the embed code.  

8. When you are back at the Item screen, click on the Submit button to save the embed code.  You should then see the embedded video in your Bb course.

Browser security options and playing embedded videos in Blackboard

Google Chrome:

  1. Click on the shield icon to the right of the Google Chrome URL address box.
  2. When the following message appears, This page includes script from unauthenticated sources, click on Load unsafe script.

Internet Explorer:

  1. From the Only secure content is displayed message on the bottom on the screen, click on Show all content.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Click on the lock icon to the left of the Firefox URL address box.
  2. When the following Secure Connection message appears, Firefox has blocked parts of this page that are not secure, click on the right hand arrow.
  3. When the next Secure Connection message appears, click on the Disable protection for now button.