Blackboard Integration: Adding Media to Your Course


If your administrator has set up the Blackboard LMS integration, you can add media to your course without logging into TechSmith Relay. Follow the tutorial below to see how it's done.

Once your Blackboard Administrator has setup the TechSmith Relay Blackboard integration, you'll be able to add content from your TechSmith Relay library to a course without ever leaving Blackboard. Use the steps below to add media to your Blackboard course and have TechSmith Relay report viewer data back to the Blackboard Grade Center.

Add TechSmith Relay Media to Your Blackboard Course

  1. Log into Blackboard and select the course where you'd like to add TechSmith Relay media.
    Blackboard interface selecting from a list of courses
  2. From the course home page, click Content.
    Blackboard interface selecting Content from the control panel
  3. Select TechSmith Relay from one of the Content dropdown menus.

    For this example, "TSCU TechSmith Relay" is shown in the Tools dropdown, but the name of the menu item and where you find it in the Content section are both determined by your Blackboard administrator, so some variance is likely. Contact your administrator if you have trouble selecting the correct option in this step.
    Tools dropdown and TSCU TechSmith Relay highlighted
  4. Name your content item.
    Blackboard assignment details with Name field highlighted
  5. If you'd like TechSmith Relay quiz results to be sent back to the Blackboard Grade Center, scroll down to the evaluation section and select Yes for Enable Evaluation and set the number of Points Possible.

    What will be reported?
    - If there are TechSmith Relay quiz questions in the video, points will be awarded based on the percentage of correct answers.
    - If there are no quiz questions, points will be awarded based on the percentage of the video watched. Example: A student watches 80% of the TechSmith Relay video. TechSmith Relay reports a score of 8/10 to the Grade Center.
    - If you select an entire folder of media, no grade data will be reported.
    - Any score automatically reported by TechSmith Relay can later be manually overwritten in the Grade Center.
    Enable Evaluation and Points Possible fields
  6. When you’re done editing the content details, click Submit.
  7. Click on your content item to open it.
  8. Your TechSmith Relay library will load, displaying all available folders and media.

    Option A: Add an individual video by clicking the Add Media button.
    View of TechSmith Relay media library in Blackboard

    Option B: Add an entire folder of media (including any subfolders) by clicking the Add Folder button.
    Screenshot of TechSmith Relay library folders, with Add Folder button highlighted

    Note: No grade data will be reported to the Blackboard Grade Center if an entire folder of media is selected. For more information on adding folders to your course, including frequently asked questions, see this support article.
  9. Your media is now linked to your Blackboard content item. When a student opens the content item they will be able to view the media and complete any quizzes.
    Student view of TechSmith Relay with quiz question displayed

    Once a student completes viewing the video (and completes any in-video quizzes), allow up to one hour for complete and accurate data to be synchronized between TechSmith Relay and the Blackboard Grade Center.

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