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Embed a YouTube Video into Blackboard



These instructions cover how to embed YouTube videos into a Content Area. If your video is not able to be embedded because there is no embed code you can simply link to it by grabbing the url and create a Web Link to the video's address online.

  1. Locate the video on YouTube.
  2. Click the Share button below the video. This will open a sharing menu.
    Share button under Youtube video
  3. Click the Embed button on the sharing menu.
    Circled embed button
  4. Copy the embed video code by clicking the COPY button in the lower right of the window.
  5. Log into your course and navigate to the course area where you'd like to embed the video. Click the Build Content button in the upper-left to open a drop-down menu.
    Build Content Menu
  6. Click on Item (from the Build Content menu).
    Build Content Menu with Circled Create Item
  7. Enter a name for the video in the name textbox.
    Enter a name for the video in the Name textbox
  8. Click on the HTML Code Button in the Text editor. This will open the HTML code window.
    Click on the HTML button in the text editor
  9. Paste the embed code you copied from YouTube into the HTML Code Window box.
    Paste the embed code into the HTML code box
  10. Click the Update button in the lower right.
    Click update button
  11. Click the Submit button to add the video to your course.
    Click on Submit button, video will be in text editor
  12. Press the Play button to view the video.
    Press play to begin the video

    Information on embedding YouTube videos from the student perspective can be found on the Sharing Your YouTube Video Student Orientation and Resource page. Please share this resource with your students.