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Adding YouTube Video to Blackboard

YouTube has grown to be one of the largest collections of educational material available on the web. Videos can be utilized to spark a discussion, demonstrate an activity, review foundational materials, or highlight current events. From within a Blackboard Content Area, select the YouTube Video option from the Mashups section of the Build Content Menu… Continue Reading »

Incorporating a Video Introduction or Summary

Looking for a way to add something to your online or face to face courses?  Why not consider adding video!

Video can be utilized as an introduction to the entire course, or to a specific unit.  Video can also be utilized to summarize a discussion board or assignment.

For a quick and simple method for creating a video, try the YouTube Record from Webcam feature:

http://youtu.be/Ijxtavn6Qos

 

Borup, J., West, R.E., Graham, C.R. (2011). Improving Online Social Presence Through Asynchronous Video. The Internet and Higher Education, 15(3), 195-203. doi: 10.1016/j.iheduc.2011.11.001

Sherer, P. (2011). Using Online Video to Support Student Learning and Engagement. College Teaching, 59(2), 56. doi: 10.1080/87567555.2010.511313

Please leave a comment below if you have previously used this feature, are considering using it in your upcoming classes, or have done something similar with another tool.