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Blackboard Essentials for Teachers by William Rice

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Adding a video to your course

There are several ways to add multimedia to your course. You can upload the file directly to Blackboard, just like you did with a file in the previous section, or you can link to the media on another site, such as YouTube or Vimeo. Finally, you can embed the video on a page in your course. The following table compares the methods available to you:

Uploading a file

Linking to a video-sharing site

Embedding a video on a Blank Page in your course

For example, uploading .mpg, .wav, .wmv, .mov, and so on directly onto Blackboard.

For example, linking to media on www.youtube.com or www.vimeo.com.

For example, embedding a YouTube video in a web page.

Blackboard embeds the video in the Content Area, and displays it ...

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