Embedding a video means adding the video and video player onto your Blackboard course page.
Please visit our Online Videos & Podcasts page to learn about free online resources to support your teaching.
Locate the video or podcast you would like the share. This example uses a cat-tastic YouTube video. (Curious? Click the image below.)
Videos shared on the Internet (i.e. YouTube): As long as you abide by the copyright restrictions specified on each video, you are permitted to share the link with your students, or even embed the video player into your Blackboard course page. Please acknowledge the source/author of any video to which you link.
Videos converted from DVD/VHS: The Technology, Education and Copyright Harmonization Act (TEACH Act) allows for instructors to electronically share "reasonable and limited portions" of almost any type of work-including video and audio clips. This Act does not authorize an electronic media free-for-all, however. All media shared must be legally-made copies. (Use the Fair Use Checklist created by the Columbia University Copyright Advisory Office to determine if you can share material without obtaining copyright permission.)
Instructors and students must be made aware of and held responsible to abide by all copyright restrictions on the digital files. These restrictions include only showing materials directly related to class content, not retaining copies of the materials after the course has ended, and avoiding unauthorized distribution of the materials. Remember, digital resources have the same copyright protection as do tangible, physical resources. Please contact the Director of Instructional Technology Bob Andersen for more information about including media in your blended delivery courses.