Documentation:Connect/Embed Objects in Your Course (How To)

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You can add videos, presentations, and other media on social web tools that are not included in the Mashup tools using the embed tool.

This document will show you how to:

  • Copy the embed code on the tool's website
  • Add an item in your course
  • Paste the embed code in the text editor's HTML Source Mode

Copy the embed code on the tool's website

  1. From the website of video or presentation you would like to embed, find the embed code, often under the Share options
  2. Copy the code
    This is an example of where to get the Embed Code from Prezi. Other services such as Vimeo or Sliderocket have similar features.

Add an item in your course

  1. Select a content area where you would like to add the video or presentation
  2. Click Build Content > Item
    You can embed online media by creating an Item in a content area.
  3. Add a name for the item
  4. Add an item description

Paste the embed code in the text editor's HTML Source Mode

  1. In the Text Editor menu, click Toggle HTML Source Code
    Example of the HTML source code button in the text editor
  2. Position your cursor after the description text in the text editor, and paste the embed code
  3. Click Submit

Related Resources

  • Integrate Web 2.0 Tools in Your Blackboard Learn Course (pdf)
  • Getting Started with Twitter (pdf)