Embedding a Media Clip from Geddes into Blackboard

Follow the instructions below to embed a clip from the BU Flash Streaming Server into Blackboard.  You should have received a piece of ”embed” code in an email with your clip.  You will need that code for Step 3.

Step 1: Create a new folder in Blackboard.  Each video must be in its own folder — if there is more than one video in a folder only one of the videos will play!

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Give the Folder a title then click Submit.

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Click on the folder to enter the folder.

Step 2: Click on Add Item

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Give the Item a title.  Then in the toolbar click the “<>” icon to change from Text to HTML mode.

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Step 3: Paste in the HTML code exactly as give to you in the email.  It should look something like this:

<p>
<script type=”text/javascript” src=”http://www.bu.edu/geddes/course/jwplayer/jwplayer5.10.js”></script>
<div id=”container”>Loading the player…</div>
<script type=”text/javascript”>
jwplayer(“container”).setup({
flashplayer: “http://www.bu.edu/geddes/course/jwplayer/player5.10.swf”,
“skin”: “http://www.bu.edu/geddes/course/jwplayer/bekle.zip”,
“streamer”: “rtmp://flash.bu.edu/geddes/courses/path/to/filename/”,
“file”:”mp4:filename.m4v”,
“plugins”: {
“http://www.bu.edu/geddes/course/jwplayer/timeslidertooltipplugin.swf”: {}
},
height: 480,
width: 720
});
</script>
</p>

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Change any of the tracking options, then click Sumbit.  If done properly your video should appear.

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