Upload and embed video

Select the relevant module from MY MODULES in Blackboard Learn

Click on the Build Content button and then select Planet eStream v5.

Build Content

This will then take you to the Planet eStream video search page.

To add you video click on the  add & embed media button in the top right hand corner.

Planet eStream Search

You will then be taken to the upload page where you can browse your computer for the video that you would like to add.

Give it a title and a description.

Browse and add title

In the options section you can set whether you would like the video to be public or private and add it to a category.

Options

When you have done this click on the Upload File button at the bottom of the screen.

You will then be shown the progress of your upload.

Progress

You will get a message when the video has uploaded successfully.

Back on the Planet eStream Search page you will see that some code has been placed in the search box.

Click on the search button and your video will appear.

Then click on the select button underneath the thumbnail to add the video to your module.

Add video

 

Image upload

Select the relevant module from MY MODULES in Blackboard Learn

Select the Content area from the menu

Hover over Build Content

Select Create Image

Select Browse My Computer next to Find File

A pop up window will appear. Navigate to your file and select Open

Enter a name for the image and alternative text in the Alt Text box

Update the options as appropriate. It is good practice to edit the size of the image before it is to be uploaded rather than changing the dimensions within Blackboard.

Click Submit

If you wish to link to an image already uploaded to the Content Collection area of your module, click on Browse Content Collection to locate the image.

 

Document upload

Select the relevant module from MY MODULES in Blackboard Learn

Select the content area from the menu

Hover over Build Content

Select Create > Item

Enter a name for the item and add in any text about the item as required

Attachments section

Select Browse My Computer

A pop up window will appear. Navigate to your file and select Open

Enter text in the Link Title

Update the options as appropriate, then click Submit

You can add more than one attachment to an item: simply click on Browse My Computer to locate additional files to upload. If you wish to link to content already uploaded to the Content Collection area of your module, click on Browse Content Collection to locate the file(s).

If you wish to replace an already uploaded attachment, remove the existing attachment by clicking Mark for removal and then attach the new version as per the process above.

You can also use Build Content > File to upload a document. Unlike the Item function, no description will appear.