Embedding a YouTube video allows you to play that video in your Blackboard course site without having to open a new web browser window.

: You can only embed YouTube videos that are publicly searchable. Unlisted and private videos cannot be embedded through this process.
  1. Navigate to the Content Area where you want to embed your video.
  2. Mouse-over the Build Content button (see Fig. 1) in the upper-left corner of the screen. Several pop-up options will appear (see Fig. 2).

    Fig. 1, The Build Content button

    Fig. 2, Build Content menu options

  3. From the options, choose YouTube Video (see above in Fig. 2). A new page will display.
  4. On the Search for a YouTube video page, type a search query into the Search field. Modify the other search parameters as necessary (e.g., you may want to specify a preferred language).
  5. Click Go. Search results will appear on the page.
  6. Find the video you want to embed, and click the Select button below its thumbnail preview. The Create Mashup Item page will display.
  7. Configure the item options however you want them. For more information on these options, see the Related Articles section below.
  8. Click Submit. Your YouTube video is now playable from the content area you chose in Step 1.

Embedding Video into a Blackboard Course