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Blackboard Ultra – Embed videos in Blackboard Ultra

As with all things in Blackboard Ultra, the way in which you embed Panopto content is also different.

Due to these changes you are no longer have embedded playable videos on the courses main course content page. Instead they will show as a link with the Panopto icon that once selected will play the video in a new browser blade. Or alternatively if you use a document it will show inline as an embedded video.

Making a course content embed

Start by select the Plus/Pill button within a course. 

Screenshot image of a Blackboard Ultra course.

 On the dropdown menu that shows, select the ‘Content Market’ option.

Screenshot of the dropdown menu of the plus/pill button. Highlighted is content market.

 A list will now show of the various tools that you can add, in this case select the ‘Embed Panopto Videos (Link tool)’ from the list.

A screenshot of the content market, highlighted from list of options is the Panopto icon.

The Panopto LTI page will swiftly load and show you all of your courses videos. From here select the video that you wish to add to your course.

A screenshot of the Panopto LTI page in Blackboard showing some videos.

Once done, from the bottom right select the blue ‘Insert’ button.

A screenshot of the Panopto LTI page focusing on the blue Insert button.

You will be taken back to your courses main page where you will see at the top the video you just added. To play the video you just need to select the name, you can also press the 3 dots for the menu to ‘Edit’ the displayed name of the video.

A screenshot of a Blackboard courses main content page showing a new Panopto link.

Using a course Document/page to embed video

For this method select, go to the course where you want to embed the video and then select the Plus/Pill button where you want the video to be located. 

A screenshot of a Blackboard courses main content page showing a folder that has been expanded out.

 On the dropdown menu that shows, select the ‘Create’ option.

Screenshot of the dropdown menu of the plus/pill button. Highlighted is create.

  A new side blade menu will show on the right, from here select ‘Document’. 

Screenshot of the sidebar menu for create item. The document option is highlighted.

On the new page that will show, you will see in the top left a name for the document/page.

A screenshot of a new document page.

If you move your mouse over the name a ‘Pencil’ icon will show, if you select this it will allow you to edit the name of the document/page. 

A screenshot focusing in the top title page showing a pencil icon for editing the name.

Once you have selected a name, you will see in the middle of the document/page that there are some various options you can use. Select the top ‘Add Content’ option.

A screenshot focusing on the middle page options for content to be added to the document. Add content is highlighted.

A text editor box will now show on the screen, from here on the top right toolbar of the text editor box select the Plus/Pill button.

A screenshot of the text editor for the document.

On the dropdown menu that now shows, select the option for ‘Content Market’.

A screenshot of the text editor for the document. Now showing the plus/pill button been selected showing a menu of options. Highlighted is the content market option.

A new window will show all of the tool that you can use, from this list select the ‘Embed Panopto Videos (Link tool).  

A screenshot of the available market tools. Highlighted is the Panopto icon option.

The Panopto LTI page will swiftly load and show you all of your courses videos. From here select the video that you wish to add to your course.

A screenshot of the Panopto LTI page in Blackboard showing some videos.

Once you have selected the video you want to use, in the bottom right select the blue ‘Insert’ button.

A screenshot of the Panopto LTI page focusing on the blue Insert button.

Your document/page will now show the embedded video.

A screenshot showing the document page now showing an embedded  Panopto video.

You can make further changes to your document as well by selecting the 3 dots for the menu and selecting from the list the ‘Edit’.

A screenshot focusing in on the embedded video, now showing the 3 dots menu expanded and the edit button highlighted.

From here you can put in some addition text and images around the video area. Once you are happy with your changes you can press the grey ‘Save’ button.

A screenshot focusing in on the embedded video, now showing the text editor with the save button highlighted.

In addition to the text editor for the video, you will see there is a Plus/Pill button that gives you further options for adding more content to the document/page.

A screenshot focusing in on the embedded video, now showing the option of pressing the plus/pill button showing some more options.

It is also important to check the availability of the document/page, this can be done by selecting the dropdown in the top right of the page. Setting it to be ‘Visible to students’ will ensure they can see it.

A screenshot focusing in on the documents availability to students, showing it is visible to students.

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