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Add Media

Your instructor may ask you to create an audio or video file for a course assignment and ask you to upload the file to Blackboard. Students have the ability to share audio or video content in Blackboard via the course Kaltura Media Gallery or the Kaltura Media Mashup tool.

If your instructor is using the Media Gallery, usually they will provide a link on the left course menu. The Kaltura Media Mashup tool can be accessed anywhere a student has access to write content via the text editor, such as Assignments and Discussion Board forums. Kaltura — KU’s media streaming service — accepts most web-ready media formats.

For more information on uploading audio or video content to Blackboard, please select from the following:


Use the Media Gallery to Share Audio and Video Content

Students can upload multimedia content/assignments to the Media Gallery, which are visible to the instructor view. Instructors control whether other students can view the content in the Media Gallery.

  1. Click on Media Gallery in the course's left-hand navigation.
  2. Click on the blue Add Media button at the top right.
  3. Click the Choose a File to Upload button and select the video file from your computer.
  4. Click Open. Your video will begin uploading. (You must remain on this page until the upload is complete.)
  5. Edit TitleDescription and/or Tags. (Tip: Use a unique title or tag.)
  6. Click Save.
  7. Click Go To Media Gallery.

Add an Audio or Video Clip to an Assignment

  1. Access the Assignment in Blackboard.
  2. Click Write Submission.
  3. Click in the text box and enter any necessary text first.
  4. In the text editor menu, select Mashups, then Kaltura Media.
  5. Click on Add New (upper right) and select Media Upload.
  6. Click the Choose a File to Upload button and select the video file from your computer.
  7. Click Open.
  8. Your video will begin uploading. You must remain on this page until the upload is complete.
  9. Edit the TitleDescription and/or Tags. (Tip: Use a unique title or tag.)
  10. Click Save.
  11. Click Back to Browse and Embed.
  12. Find the media clip that you've uploaded. You can search by Title, Description or Tag. Click the Select button for that clip.
  13. Choose your display options (metadata and player skin) and click the Embed button.
  14. Your video will appear within the text editor.
  15. Scroll down and click Submit to submit your assignment.
  16. Your media will begin transcoding/processing on the server. Depending on its length and size, it might take 2-20 minutes to be available for playback.

Add an Audio or Video Clip to a Discussion Board Forum

  1. Access the Discussion Board forum in Blackboard.
  2. Click Create Thread.
  3. Enter a Subject for the thread.
  4. Click in the text box and enter any necessary text first.
  5. In the text editor menu, select Mashups, then Kaltura Media.
  6. Click on Add New (upper right) and select Media Upload.
  7. Click the Choose a File to Upload button and select the video file from your computer.
  8. Click Open.
  9. Your video will begin uploading. You must remain on this page until the upload is complete.
  10. Edit the Title,Description and/or Tags. (Tip: Use a unique title or tag.)
  11. Click Save.
  12. Click Back to Browse and Embed.
  13. Find the media clip that you've uploaded. You can search by Title, Description or Tag. Click the Select button for that clip.
  14. Choose your display options (metadata and player skin) and click the Embed button.
  15. Your video will appear within the text editor.
  16. Scroll down and click Submit to submit the post.
  17. Your media will begin transcoding/processing on the server. Depending on its length and size, it might take 2-20 minutes to be available for playback.

Source: Blackboard Help »


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