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Faculty Guide to Integrating Library Resources Into Blackboard Courses

A step-by-step guide on how to add library resources to your online courses in Blackboard, including online video, direct links to articles and databases, eBooks, and more.

What is Films on Demand?

How to link a film from Films on Demand into Blackboard

Video Integration Tips

Step-by-Step Guide

1. To link a streaming video into Blackboard, you first need the video's Record URL.  To find the Record URL for a Films on Demand title, head to the desired video and click on the "Share" button. 

2. You will have two options: Email & Embed/Link.  Choose the "Embed/Link" tab and copy the Record URL.

Films on Demand - Link code

3. Now head back to your Blackboard course shell. Choose your preferred content area in the Course Menu where you would like to house the video.

 

4. Choose "Web Link" from the "Build Content" menu.

5. Name the video and paste in the Record URL.

6. Choose "Submit."

Embedding Films on Demand videos in Blackboard

1. To embed a streaming video into Blackboard, you first need the video's embed code.  To find the embed code for a Films on Demand title, head to the desired video and click on the "Share" button. 

2. You will have two options: Email & Embed/Link.  Choose the "Embed/Link" tab and copy the embed code.

Films on Demand - embed code

3. Now head back to your Blackboard course shell. Choose your preferred content area in the Course Menu where you would like to house the video.

 

4. Make sure the Edit Mode is set to "On."

5. Choose "Item" from the Build Content dropdown list.

6. Type the name of the video in the "Name" box and select the HTML option in the Text menu.  An HTML code view box will appear.

 7. Paste your embed code* in the HTML code view box.  Click "Update."

* Make sure the University's proxy URL ( https://ecsu1891.idm.oclc.org/login?url= ) is included.  If you do not see it, you may paste it in  just prior to the URL for the video. 

8.  Choose "Submit."

9.  You are almost done.  Citing the video sets a good example for your students.  Fortunately, Film on Demand has a citation feature that you can use.

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What you will see while editing:

 

10. Choose "Submit."

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What your students will see:

 

 

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G.R. Little Library

Elizabeth City State University