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Blackboard Learn: Add Media

​The types of media you can have in Blackboard Learn include audio files, images, and videos.

Create a Media Content Area

  1. Log into Blackboard and enter the course.
  2. Make sure that Edit Mode is set to ON at the top right-hand corner of the page.
  3. a screenshot of the Edit Mode toggle set to ON
  4. You can add media to an existing content area, or create a new one. Let’s create a new content area called “Media.” To do this, click the plus sign at the top left of the course navigation box, and select Content Area.
  5. a screenshot of the Course Content section and the Content Area selected
  6. In the box, type a title, make available, and click Submit.
  7. a screenshot of the Add Content Area creation dialog box with submit highlighted
  8. The “Media” content area will appear at the bottom of the course navigation menu. Click its title.
  9. a screenshot of the Media content area in the navigation menu
  10. Once inside the empty “Media” content area, click the Build Content button. Here we will add Audio, Image, and Video.

a screenshot of the Build Content drop down menu with the Audio, Image, and Video options highlighted

Add an Audio File

  1. From the Build Content button, click Audio. Give it a name and browse for the audio file on your computer (i.e. MP3, RA, WAV, etc).
  2. a screenshot of the Create Audio dialog box with Name and Find File options highlighted
  3. The audio options available are to auto start the file upon opening it, and looping it continuously or upload a transcript.
  4. a screenshot of the audio options dialog box
  5. Scroll down and click Submit.
  6. a screenshot of the submit button
  7. The Audio file will display as a small audio player on the page, allowing students to click pause/play and change the volume. They can also download the file using the link below.

a screenshot of the embedded audio player and the download option

Add an Image

  1. From the Build Content button, click Image. You may browse to find the file, type a name, type ALT text (a description of the image used by screen readers for the blind), and the long description is optional.
  2. a screenshot of the Create Image dialog gox with Find FIle and Long Description areas highlighted
  3. The image options include changing the dimensions, adding a border, and making the image a link.
  4. a screenshot of the Image Options dialog box
  5. Scroll down and click Submit.
  6. a screenshot of the submit button
  7. The Image will display as an object on the page.

a screenshot of the embedded image

Add a Video

  1. From the Build Content button, click Video. Browse through your computer for a video file (i.e. WMV, MPEG, AVI, M4P, etc) or you may browse the YouTube mashups. Give it a name.
  2. a screenshot of the Create Video dialog box
  3. The video options include choosing the size of the video, auto starting upon opening the video page, and looping continuously.
  4. a screenshot of the Video Options dialog box
  5. Scroll down and click Submit.
  6. a screenshot of the submit button
  7. The Video displays as an object on the page with a play/pause button, stop button, and volume control.

a screenshot of the embedded video with the download button

For additional support, visit http://uhd.edu/bbhelpform

Last updated 3/30/2020 8:06 AM