How to add eStream video content to Blackboard


Planet eStream - the software that drives our video hosting service has a building block ich enables you to quickly and easily find your videos and deploy them in Blackboard.  Videos are currently created and/or uploaded by media resources and you should contact them about any video requirements.
Videos can be publicly available, private (viewable only by people you give the link to) or restricted to viewing on campus connected computers only.  The procedure for uploading all three types is exactly the same, the only difference is who will be able to view them.
To Upload a video to a course site or organisation (Click Here if you are adding to a Portal Module)

    On the page where you want to display the video, making sure you are in edit mode, click on Build Content where you will now see "Planet eStream v5" listed under mashups - click this to open the submission form.
    Type the name of the video (or part of it) in the search box, you may select from the drop down options or leave the defaults, and click the search button to bring up a list of the matching videos
   
    Note that you can preview the video to make sure it is the one you want before selecting it with or without the details.
    This will place the video on your page and the students will be able to view it by clicking the play control
   
    After upload the item can be moved up and down the page like any other Blackboard item
    Please note that if you want to add some text to accompany the video you should do so by adding a normal item above or below it as you cannot append text to the item itself - such as links to English and Welsh transcripts for accessibility or innstructions about what your students should look for when watching the video

Other Upload Scenarios

A number of staff have access to manage Blackboard Portal Modules (these are the boxes that appear on Tabs in Bb.  Uploading to these is a little different initially-

    Go to the list of modules you have edit rights to by selecting the Module Administrator button you have access to on any Tab (if you don't see this then you probably don't have rights to edit any portal modules)
    Find the module you want to add the video to, hover the cursor over the title to access the drop down menu button and select "edit content" This will open the edit screen including the WYSIWYG editor.  In the editor position the cursor on a blank line and then select "Planet eStream" from the drop down menu
   
    Type the name of the video (or part of it) in the search box, you may  select from the drop down options or leave the defaults, and click the  search button to bring up a list of the matching videos
   
    Note that you can preview the video to make sure it is the one you want before selecting it with or without the details.
    This will place the video on your page and the students will be able to view it by clicking the play control - note that at this stage you will only see a blank place holder
   
    Please note you cannot include text as well - any that is there will not be displayed though by contacting the eLearning team you could have the title in the blue bar changed to reflect a very limited description
    Wherever the module is deployed it will look like this
   
    That is all there is to it

Last update:
25-10-2016 14:13
Author:
Helen
Revision:
1.1
Average rating:0 (0 Votes)
 

You cannot comment on this entry

Chuck Norris has counted to infinity. Twice.

Records in this category

Most visited RSS

  1. How do I change my password? (37686 views)
  2. How to view student submissions from the Blackboard Assignments ... (19631 views)
  3. What is my username and password? (17527 views)
  4. How can I change my password? (16194 views)
  5. Attaching a file to your journal post (15237 views)
  6. Blackboard Mobile Learn (14070 views)
  7. I can't login to Blackboard (13663 views)
  8. How do I manage/view Turnitin Assignments my students have ... (12720 views)
  9. What is my password? (12706 views)
  10. Adding Digex Scans to Courses (12352 views)

Tags

Sticky FAQs