Reuse podcasts between courses/years

Sometimes you may wish to provide students access to a podcast from another year or another course which you teach. Only students who were enrolled on a particular year of a course will be able to view the podcasts on the Video Portal itself – so you cannot simply provide a link, rather you will need to either embed the podcast into the current Blackboard course, or re-upload the podcast into the current course area on the Video Portal.

Both of these processes are outlined below.

Re-uploading an older podcast for the current year

To do this, follow the steps below:

  1. Log into the Video Portal and locate the podcast you would like to move.
  2. To the bottom right of the podcast video, click on the ‘Download’ button and download the podcast onto your computer – it will save as an MP4 file. Note that some browsers may show the video in the browser window, rather than download it when the button is pressed – in this case, you should be able to right-click on the video that is shown and click “Save as” to download the MP4 file.
  3. Go to the My Videos tab in the Video Portal and upload your podcasts directly into the areas that you have access to. This may include Faculty, School and individual course units. Follow the instructions on the page to upload a podcast and be sure to select the correct area to upload to.
  4. Once the video has been processed, you will receive an email informing you.

The video below takes you through the above steps.

If you experience any problems or need further support, please contact Podcast Support.

Embedding an older podcast in Blackboard

The steps involved to embed a video are:

  1. Find the embed code for the video by clicking the options button under the video on the Video Portal and choosing ‘video info’. Copy the code from the box that appears.
  2. The default embed size is medium, but you can change this from the dropdown box above the embed code area.
  3. Go to the page in Blackboard where you want the videos to appear, and click on the Source Code button in the toolbar (< >) and paste the copied code into the box that appears, as highlighted in the image below.
Blackboard HTML editor source code button
  1. Press Save in the source code window, and you will see the video appear in the page. Press Submit in the main window to save all the changes.

More detail can be found on the embedding a video FAQ page.

If you experience any problems or need further support, please contact Podcast Support.
(Please note if you are not already logged into the support system, you will be directed to the homepage. Once logged in – please click this link again and you will be redirected to the correct form).