Eric A. Silva

Blackboard Feature Spotlight: Video Everywhere

The Video Everywhere feature allows both students and instructors to upload videos anywhere the content editor is used. A Google account is required to use this feature as videos are uploaded to YouTube with an unlisted privacy setting. If your school provides you with a Google Apps (GAFE) account that account can be used as long as YouTube is enabled.


  1. From the content editor, click the webcam icon (Screen Shot 2015-01-09 at 10.40.22 PM).
    Screen Shot 2015-01-09 at 10.39.49 PM
  2. Sign in with your Google account.
  3. Click Record from Webcam.
    Screen Shot 2015-01-09 at 10.40.54 PM
  4. If prompted, allow Blackboard to use your webcam.
  5. Click Start Recording to begin recording. When finished, click Stop Recording.
    Screen Shot 2015-01-09 at 10.42.20 PM
  6. If you are satisfied with your video click Upload. To redo your video click Start Over. To cancel click Cancel.
    Screen Shot 2015-01-09 at 10.52.44 PM
  7. Click Insert to embed the video into the content editor.
    Screen Shot 2015-01-09 at 10.47.37 PM

Eric Silva

Eric is an Instructional Designer at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and a Graduate Student at Boise State University. Learn more about me.

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