How do I add an embed code to my Blackboard course?

Some websites and applications, like VoiceThread or YouTube, will provide you with an embed code, which will allow you to embed a video or other media within a textbox in Blackboard, including ones for content items, announcements, discussion threads, and assignment descriptions, among other parts of your course site.

To paste your embed code in a textbox in Blackboard,

  1. Go to where you want to embed your presentation in Blackboard, i.e., a new announcement, content item, discussion thread, etc.
  2. Click the HTML button on the bottom-right side of the “Message” textbox’s toolbar. The “HTML code view” window will open.
  3. Paste your presentation’s embed code in this window (i.e., click CTRL + V on a PC or Command + V on a Mac).
  4. Click the Update button at the bottom-right side of the window. The window will close, and a blank box, which is a placeholder for your presentation, will appear in the “Message” textbox. Once you submit your thread, your presentation will appear in place of the blank box.
Screenshot showing the location of the HTML button in a Blackboard textbox's editing menu
Step 2: Opening the HTML window in a textbox in Blackboard
Screenshot demonstrating how to paste an embed code into Blackboard
Steps 3 & 4: Pasting your presentation’s embed code in Blackboard