Wednesday, February 11, 2015

How to Create a "Voice Board" in your Blackboard Course

A "Voice Board" is a voice-based threaded discussion that you can create in your Blackboard course.

Here is a video showing how to create a Voice Board in your course:
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Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Have Students Upload Videos for an Assignment

Students can submit videos in response to an Assignment that you have posted in Blackboard.

Here are instructions for students for how to upload a video in response to an Assignment:

  1. Go to and click the "Sign in" box at the upper-right here:
  2. Sign in using your Google or Gmail account (not your myNEU account)
  3. Click the "Upload" button at the top and upload the video as "Unlisted":
  4. Go to and navigate to your course in Blackboard
  5. Find the Assignment link and click on it
  6. Click the "Write Submission" button:
  7. Click the chevron on the right to expand the toolbar:
  8. Click the video button on the toolbar that looks like a webcam:
  9. If YouTube thinks you are not signed in, click the "Sign in to Youtube" button:
  10. Remember to use your Google or Gmail account, not your myNEU account credentials
  11. Click the "Accept" button:
  12. Click the "Browse" tab and click the "Insert" button for the video:
  13. Click "Insert Link", then click "Insert":
  14. Click the "Submit" button:

The instructor can view the videos as follows:


As the instructor, you can view the videos and grade by clicking the drop-down in the Full Grade Center cell, then click the Attempt: