Embedding Youtube Clips

Embedding a Youtube Video into Blackboard

Youtube contains a wealth of material that can be embedded into a Blackboard content item. There are a few tricks you need to know in order to make it work, however.


  1. Locate the Youtube video you wish to embed into your Blackboard course.
  2. Click on the Share button below the video.
  3. Click on the Embed button that appears.
  4. Make sure there is a check-mark in the box that says Use old embed code.
  5. Highlight the provided embedding code and the copy it with either the right-click menu or by clicking Edit followed by Copy at the top of your browser window.
  6. Open your Blackboard course shell and navigate to the content area where you wish to provide the embedded video.
  7. Click on Create item.
  8. Once you’ve added a description, add a line break in the description box to place the cursor down below your text by pressing Enter or Return. If you skip this step, the proper <div> tags may not be created in the next step.
  9. Click the HTML Source Mode button as seen below:
  10. Place the cursor between the two <div> tags you see and then paste the embed code there by either using the right-click menu or by clicking Edit and then Paste at the top of your browser window.
  11. Click the HTML Source Mode button again to switch back to regular view.
  12. The embedded video should appear within the smart text editor window, but it may not show up until you submit the new content item.
  13. Click the Submit button to create the item.

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