Embed a YouTube Video in Blackboard

These instructions will guide you through the process of embedding a YouTube video in a Blackboard content area, however they apply to any part of Blackboard where students or instructors can access the text box editor, including discussion board posts, assignments, test questions, and feedback areas.

Get the YouTube Video Embed Code

  1. Go to YouTube and locate the video.
  2. Click on the video.
  3. Click on the Share icon.
    share button under YouTube video player
  4. Click on the Embed button.
    embed icon along with other social sharing options
  5. Copy the embed code
    video embed code


Paste the Embed Code in Blackboard

  1. Enter the Blackboard course where you want to embed the video.
  2. In any Content Area, click on Build Content.
    build content in Blackboard
  3. Choose Item.
    create an item
  4. Give the Item a Name.
  5. If necessary, expand the tool area in the text box editor by clicking the double arrow icon.
    expand text box editor
  6. In the text box editor, click on the HTML button.
    HTML button in text box editor
  7. Paste the embed code in the pop-up window and click Update.
    embed code pop up window
  8. You will return back to the Create Item screen. Click Submit.
  9. You can view and play the video from within Blackboard.
    YouTube video in Blackboard


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