Embed a Video in a Textbox

The Media Library is the preferred method for providing students with access to a video. To add a video to your course, first you'll need to create a content item where you want students to view the video. Then you'll use the insert button on the toolbar to add the video from your media library.

Find Media Chooser [YuJa] Textbox Link

Click the Add Content + button on any textbox toolbar in Blackboard.

Add Content (+) button

Click the Add Video From Media Library [YuJa] option.

Add Video from Media Library [YuJa] button

Although the button text reads "Add Video," you can use this tool to add audio, images, or files as well as video.

Upload Media From Media Chooser

Next, you'll need to upload your video.

The Media Chooser is opened when the Add Video From Media Library [YuJa] tool is selected in a Blackboard course site. If you have not previously uploaded the video you wish to add to the course, select Upload Media in the upper center of the Media Chooser window.

Top of Media Chooser window with Upload Media selection highlighted

You can then either drag and drop your file onto the blue-tinted box in the center of the window or click the Browse button to open your computer's file explorer. Once you have selected a file, the upload process will begin automatically.

media chooser upload media page with browse button highlighted

 

Insert Media From Media Chooser into a Textbox

Finally, you'll need to add the video.

From the Media Chooser, locate the media you wish to embed in the textbox and click on it to select.

media chooser contents with thumbnails

If you have a lot of videos in your Media Library, you may want to use the search box to locate the a file. Switching from thumbnail view to list view may also help.

media search options

The filters button can also help you narrow the contents that appears in the Media Chooser. Click the filter button (left of the search box), select appropriate filters, then click FILTER to narrow the items displayed.

Media Chooser filters with filter button highlighted

Scroll the Media Chooser window down and click the Insert Content button.

Depending on the number of items in your Media Chooser and the size of your browser window, you may have two vertical scrollbars. To scroll the Media Chooser down (to get to the Insert Content button), use the rightmost vertical scrollbar.

image of right side of media chooser with two vertical scrollbars, rightmost bar is pointed to

When you click Insert Content, your media will be embedded in the text box. 

If your media was video or audio, participants will be able to play the media directly on the page. Participants who click on embedded images and files will be prompted to download the files.

The Media Library is the preferred method for providing students with access to a video. To add a video to your course, first you'll need to create a content item where you want students to view the video. Then you'll use the insert button on the toolbar to add the video from your media library.

Find Media Chooser [YuJa] Textbox Link

Click the Add Content + button on any textbox toolbar in your ultra-style Blackboard course site. Choose Content Market.

Under Institution Tools, select Add Video From Media Library [YuJa].

Add Video From Media Library [YuJa] box

Although the button text reads "Add Video," you can use this tool to add audio, images, or files as well as video.

Upload Media From Media Chooser

Although the button text reads "Add Video," you can use this tool to add audio, images, or files as well as video.

The Media Chooser is opened when the Add Video From Media Library [YuJa] tool is selected in a Blackboard course site. If you have not previously uploaded the video you wish to add to the course, select Upload Media in the upper center of the Media Chooser window.

Top of Media Chooser window with Upload Media selection highlighted

You can then either drag and drop your file onto the blue-tinted box in the center of the window or click the Browse button to open your computer's file explorer. Once you have selected a file, the upload process will begin automatically.

media chooser upload media page with browse button highlighted

 

Insert Media From Media Chooser into a Textbox

Finally, you'll need to add the video to the textbox.

From the Media Chooser, locate the media you wish to embed in the textbox and click on it to select.

media chooser contents with thumbnails

If you have a lot of videos in your Media Library, you may want to use the search box to locate the a file. Switching from thumbnail view to list view may also help.

media search options

The filters button can also help you narrow the contents that appears in the Media Chooser. Click the filter button (left of the search box), select appropriate filters, then click FILTER to narrow the items displayed.

Media Chooser filters with filter button highlighted

Scroll the Media Chooser window down and click the Insert Content button.

Depending on the number of items in your Media Chooser and the size of your browser window, you may have two vertical scrollbars. To scroll the Media Chooser down (to get to the Insert Content button), use the rightmost vertical scrollbar.

image of right side of media chooser with two vertical scrollbars, rightmost bar is pointed to

When you click Insert Content, your media will be embedded in the text box. 

If your media was video or audio, participants will be able to play the media directly on the page. Participants who click on embedded images and files will be prompted to download the files.