Embedding Content in Blackboard Using the Echo360 Mashup Tool

This guide will demonstrate how to use the Echo360 Video Library Mashup tool to embed Echo360 videos in content items.

Creating a Content Item in Blackboard

In an open content area in Blackboard,

  1. Click Build Content at the top of the page
  2. Select Item from the menu

Accessing the Echo360 Video Library Mashup Tool

  1. Name: Enter a name for the content item
  2. Add Content: Click on the plus icon in the bottom row of the toolbar to add additional content types.

You will now see a dialog box with the heading labeled Add Content. On this screen, select Echo360 Video Library from the list of options.

Searching Video Content

To search for Echo360 content under Choose From My Home

  1. Search: Enter search terms in the search bar.
  2. Filter: Click the Filter button to filter by course/section/term (see step below for details).
  3. Select which video from the list you wish to use.
Filtering Content

To filter the displayed content:

  1. Term: Select a term to view content from a specific term.
  2. Course: Select a course to view content uploaded to a specific course.
  3. Clear All: Click this button to clear selected filters.
  4. Apply: Click the Apply button to apply the selected filters to the shown results.

Inserting a Video

  1. Select size: Use the dropdown menu to select the embedded video size.
  2. Start at: Click here to modify the start time for the video
  3. Autoplay: Select this option to automatically play the video (recommended setting is off)
  4. Automute: Select this option to mute the audio volume by default.
  5. Link: Select this option to create a link to the video instead of embedding (recommended for assignment submissions, as the embed feature does not work for assignments).
  6. Authenticate: Select this option to require users to log in with Echo360 in order to view the video.
  7. Click the Insert button to insert the video into the text editor.

Finishing Up

After selecting a video, click the Submit button to create the item.

Confirmation

The video will now be embedded in a Blackboard content item.