Alden Library has a large (and growing) collection of how-to videos highlighting library resources and services. These videos can be embedded in Blackboard courses using the Mashup feature.

1. Identify the video you want to include in your Blackboard course by searching the How-To Videos page or visiting the Alden Library YouTube channel
2. Login to Blackboard 9.1.
3. Navigate to the Content Area of your course.
4. Click the Build Content button and then select YouTube Video from the drop-down list.

Click the Build Content button and then select YouTube Video from the drop-down list

5. Paste the title of the video you want to use in the search box, and select Exact Phrase from the drop-down list.

Paste the title of the video you want to use in the search box, and select Exact Phrase from the drop-down list

6. You may ensure that the video is what you desire by clicking the Preview button located under each thumbnail and then click the Select button when you have located the appropriate item.

You may ensure that the video is what you desire by clicking the Preview button located under each thumbnail and then click the Select button when you have located the appropriate item.

7. Once you have selected the video, you may change the name of the video if you wish, then enter a description of the Mashup.

Once you have selected the video, you may change the name of the video if you wish, then enter a Description of the Mashup.

8. Set the Mashup Options, and if desired, attach additional content items to the Mashup by clicking Browse My Computer or Browse Course Files.

Set the Mashup Options, and if desired, attach additional content items to the Mashup by clicking Browse My Computer or Browse Course Files.

9. When finished with the Mashup settings, click Submit. 

Instructions adapted from Academic Technologies: Blackboard 9.1: Mashups (PDF).