Embed a YouTube video to your Blackboard course.

This guide shows how to get an embed code from YouTube to use in your Blackboard course. YouTube is a third party web site and iSolutions cannot be held responsible for the content held on it.  Users should read the YouTube terms and conditions.

Control Panel

Control Panel

1. Check that Edit Mode is turned ON. This can be switched by clicking ON or OFF.

Choose a Content Area

Choose a Content Area

2. Choose the Content Area to which you wish to add your YouTube link. All the content areas work in the same way, if you have renamed or added content areas to your Blackboard course the screenshot above may vary from what you see.

Add Item

Add Item

3. Hover your mouse pointer over Build Content and then click on Add Item.

Enter Content Information

Enter Content Information

4. Enter a Name for your item. For example the video title.

5. If you wish pick a colour for that name to appear in.

Open a new tab and go to youtube

Open a new tab and go to youtube

6. Open a new tab in your web browser and go to https://www.youtube.com

7. Find the video you wish to embed.

8. Click on Share.

Embed

Embed

9. Click on Embed.

10. Click on Show More to reveal all the options.

11. Set the video size you prefer and choose the other options according to your preference. If in doubt leave the options at the default settings.

Copy embed code

Copy embed code

12. Select all the text in the text box as shown in the screenshot and copy it to the clipboard. You can do this by right clicking and choosing copy, or by pressing CTRL + C.

Back to Blackboard

Back to Blackboard

13. Go back to your Blackboard tab.

14. Click on the HTML button within the text box to open HTML mode. It will open this in a pop up window.

Paste code into Blackboard

Paste code into Blackboard

15. Paste the text you copied into the clipboard from YouTube into the Blackboard text box. One way to do this is to right click within the text box and choose paste or press CTRL + V.

Update

Update

16. Click on Update.

Submit

Submit

17. Set any other options as you wish, scroll to the bottom and click on Submit.

Success

Success

18. The YouTube video will now appear in your Blackboard course.