Embedding a Media Clip into Blackboard

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!


Give the Folder a title then click Submit.


Click on the folder to enter the folder.

Step 2: Click on Add Item


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


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

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


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