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Academic Technology Launchpad: Videos and Media in Blackboard
Quick Guide to computer and academic technology resources for students.
Video and Media Content added to Blackboard Courses
Instructors may add different types of video or media content to enhance their Blackboard courses. Here's a few suggestions and resources for getting started:
Our college on-campus computers should be already set up to play back most types of video and media.
If you are using your own computer, you may need to add a plug-in, player or adjust your settings in order to view some types of media.
It's a good idea to have more than one browser. Some types of media may work better in one browser than another and browsers may block some media types from playing.
Some content does not work on tablets or mobile devices.
Some embedded media content displays right in the Blackboard page - with a video or audio player.
Sometimes there's a link to another webpage. Links usually open in a new window, so make sure you allow pop-ups.
You'll want to have a good internet connection to view online videos and media. Media files can be quite large and even with a good connection it may take a while for a video to download to your computer and start playing.
Be sure to follow any instructions from your instructor.