External Content

Embed Media from other Web-Sites

Embed media from other web-sites follow the steps below:

  1. Visit the web-site that has the media you wish to embed.
  2. Search and find the media (i.e.video).
  3. Copy the URL of the video.
  4. Visit your Blackboard course and click on the container area that you wish to embed the video.
  5. Roll over the Build Content button.
  6. Click “Item”.Item
  7. While inside the Item Creation page, fill the information needed and then select the Insert/Edit Embedded Media button, located on the Virtual Text Box Editor (VTBE).
  8. While inside the Insert/Edit Embedded Media page, change the Type of the item to Embedded Audio.
  9. Then paste the URL in the File/URL text field and click Insert at the bottom-right of the page.
  10. Click Submit in the Item Creation page.


Embed Content from other Web-Sites


Blackboard Learn allows you to embed content (i.e. video, presentations e.t.c.) that are stored in external applications (i.e. in Youtube, SlideShare and others).


To embed this external content into your Bb course follow the steps below:

Copy the “Embed” HTML code

  • Visit the external web-site i.e. SlideShare.
  • Click on the Share or Embed link of the content you wish to use. This procedure will vary depending on the application you work with each time.
  • Copy the HTML Embed code so as to insert it in your Bb course.



Paste the HTML code into an Item

  • With the Embed code copied, visit a content area (i.e. Presentations) in your Bb course. To learn more about how to create Content Areas click here.
  • Create an Item (Build Content>Item).
  • Enter a Name for the Item.
  • Click the HTML Code View button in the content editor-VTBE.
  • Paste the code in the HTML Code View window that pops-up.
  • In case the link to the URL starts with “http://” instead of “https://”, remove the “http://” completely, because it will not work correctly if you don’t.
  • Hit Update.
  • Hit Submit.
  • A success message will come up. You may need to refresh the page so as to see the changes.
  • To perform any changes in the Item, you need to Edit it via the menu next to it. Then, click the HTML Code View button again for the pop up window to come up.


ACG Library

Access Library Databases here. Use your myACG ID and PIN to log in if you are off Campus.

Moreover, you are able to access EZproxy, a new system to access ACG Library off Campus. Again use the myACG ID and PIN to login. Find more information and instructions here.

Web Link

Create a Web Link in a Content area

  1. Open a Content Area i.e. Module Leader Reports.
  2. Roll over the Build Content button.
  3. Click Web Link.
  4. Fill in the Name field and select the color you want that Name to appear.
  5. Fill in the URL of the page you want the web link to redirect to.
  6. You can add a description of the web link in the Text editor (VTBE)
  7. Click the Browse my Computer if you want to upload a file from your computer or click Browse Course if you want to select a file that you have already uploaded in this course (e.g. A video file from another content page). Now you can upload documents directly from your preferred Cloud Storage. You can drag one or more files from your computer to the highlighted Attachments area.  If the browser allows, you can drag a folder of files and the files will upload individually. You can upload multiple files.
  8. Open in New Window: Click Yes if you want to open the web link in a new window.
  9. Select the Standard Options you want to add to the image.
  10. Click Submit.
Standard Options Description
Permit users to view the content item Select Yes to make the content available to users. If No is selected this content is unavailable.
Track number of views Select Yes to turn on Tracking Reports. This generates usage reports for the item.
Select date and time restrictions Select the range of date that this item will appear. Select the Display After check box for the item to appear after a specific date. If this option is checked, select the corresponding date and time. Select the Display Until check box for the item to appear until a specific date. If the option is checked, select the corresponding date and time.