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Video and Audio Resources

Provides basic information on video and audio resources available to WSU community

Linking with Persistent URLs in Blackboard

Adding a URL link to a licensed video in Blackboard so that students and faculty can access the video from off-campus requires the Blackboard EZ Proxy URL be added to the video's persistent URL.  This combined URL will allow the student to be recognized as an authorized user and prevent the student from having to login twice to access the video. For all videos in Academic Video Online and other Alexander Street videos, you will need to add the Blackboard proxy URL to the persistent URL before posting to Blackboard.

To find a persistent URL/permalink:

  • Click on the "Share" button in the toolbar at the top of the video playback display
  • Click on red "Copy Permalink" button.

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  • The persistent URL/permalink is https://video.alexanderstreet.com/watch/last-wild-chimps

To add the Blackboard EZ Proxy URL to the video's persistent URL:

  1. Paste the video URL (Including the https://) in the first text box below.
  2. Click the "create link" button and a link will be generated in the second box.
  3. Copy and paste the link in the second box into your Blackboard course. When you build Content, use "Web Link" for the video URL, not "Video".

Link from database: 


Paste this link into Blackboard:  (see below for instructions once you are in Blackboard)

To post in Blackboard after logging in:

  • Select "Build Content".
  • In the" Build Content" dropdown menu, select "Web Link".
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  • Enter the name of the video in the Web Link Information "Name field". 
  • Copy and paste the URL you created above into URL box. 
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  • Enter any relevant description information to the Description text box.
  • Attach any files, such as assignments or notes, to the link using Attachments. You may upload a file from your computer, browse and attach existing Blackboard content or click and drag files from your computer to the Attach Files area.
  • You may choose to open the video link in a new window in "Web Link Options". Please be advised that opening a proxy link in a new window may cause problems with some users' Firewall configurations- Be sure to recommend users whitelist the WSU Proxy URL in their Firewall. 
  • In Standard Options, select YES in "Permit Users to View This Content". You may also Track Number of Views, and create display restrictions for the embed URL as well. 
  • Click the "Submit" button at the bottom right-hand corner. 
     
  • The video should now show in BlackBoard.
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Tips for Linking Videos

Do not copy the URL from the browser's address bar as you normally would for a website. You must use the Title URL under the "Share" link.

Videos available through Films on Demand already include the Blackboard proxy URL needed to access the videos off-campus so it is not necessary to make any changes to the persistent URL before posting in Blackboard.

To find a persistent URL:

  1. Click on the "Share" link below the video.  
  2. Click on "Embed/Link".
  3. Copy the "Record URL" by clicking on the "Copy" button at the top of the box.
  4. Example of a persistent link/URL for "Can We Save the Reef?":
           https://proxy.wichita.edu/login?auth=blackboardprod&url=https://fod.infobase.com/PortalPlaylists.aspx?                             wID=114315&xtid=186717

To post in Blackboard after logged in:

  1. Select "Build Content".
  2. In the "Build Content" drop down menu, select "Web Link".
  3. Enter the name of the video in the Web Link Information "Name field". 
  4. Copy and paste the embed code into URL box. FILMS ON DEMAND VIDEO LINKS ALREADY INCLUDE THE BLACKBOARD PROXY. 
  5. Enter any relevant description information to the Description text box.
  6. Attach any files, such as assignments or notes, to the link using Attachments. You may upload a file from your computer, browse and attach existing Blackboard content or click and drag files from your computer to the Attach Files area.
  7. You may choose to open the video link in a new window in "Web Link Options". Please be advised that opening a proxied link in a new window may cause problems with some users' Firewall configurations- Be sure to recommend users whitelist the WSU Proxy URL in their Firewall. 
  8. In Standard Options, select YES in "Permit Users to View This Content". You may also Track Number of Views, and create display restrictions for the embed URL as well. 
  9. Click the "Submit" button at the bottom right-hand corner. 

The video should now show in BlackBoard.

Tips for Linking Videos

Do not copy the URL from the browser's address bar as you normally would for a website. You must use the Title URL under the "Share" link.

Adding a URL link to a licensed video in Blackboard so that students and faculty can access the video from off-campus requires the Blackboard EZ Proxy URL be added to the video's persistent URL.  This combined URL will allow the student to be recognized as an authorized user and prevent the student from having to login twice to access the video. For all videos in Kanopy, you will need to add the Blackboard proxy URL to the persistent URL before posting to Blackboard.

To find a persistent URL:        

  • Click on the "Share" button at the bottom of the video playback display.
  • Copy the persistent link found under "Share Link".
  • Example: https://wichita.kanopy.com/video/white-me-0  (White Like Me)

To add the Blackboard EZ Proxy URL to the video's persistent URL:

  1. Paste the video URL (Including the https://) in the first text box below.
  2. Click the "create link" button and a link will be generated in the second box.
  3. Copy and paste the link in the second box into your Blackboard course. When you build Content, use "Web Link" for the video URL, not "Video".

Link from database: 


Paste this link into Blackboard:  (see below for instructions once you are in Blackboard)

To post in Blackboard:

  • Select "Build Content".
  • In the "Build Content" dropdown menu, select "Web Link".
  • Enter the name of the video in the Web Link Information "Name field". 
  • Copy and paste the URL you created above into URL box. 
  • Enter any relevant description information to the Description text box.
  • Attach any files, such as assignments or notes, to the link using Attachments. You may upload a file from your computer, browse and attach existing Blackboard content or click and drag files from your computer to the Attach Files area.
  • You may choose to open the video link in a new window in "Web Link Options". Please be advised that opening a proxied link in a new window may cause problems with some users' Firewall configurations- Be sure to recommend users whitelist the WSU Proxy URL in their Firewall. 
  • In Standard Options, select YES in "Permit Users to View This Content". You may also Track Number of Views, and create display restrictions for the embed URL as well. 
  • Click the "Submit" button at the bottom right-hand corner. 
  • The video should now show in BlackBoard.

Tips for Linking Videos

Do not copy the URL from the browser's address bar as you normally would for a website. You must use the Title URL under the "Share" link.

Videos available through Swank already include the Blackboard proxy URL needed to access the videos off-campus so it is not necessary to make any changes to the persistent URL before posting in Blackboard.

To find a persistent URL: 

  • Click on "Share" to the right of the blue "Watch" button".
  • Click the "Copy Direct Link" button at the bottom of the video player in Swank.
  • Example of a persistent URL: 
    https://digitalcampus.swankmp.net/wichitastate271654/watch/BF1838755989376A?referrer=direct

To post in Blackboard after logged in:

  1. Select Build Content.
  2. In the Build Content dropdown menu, select Web Link.
  3. Enter the name of the video in the Web Link Information Name field. 
  4. Copy and paste the embed code into URL box. THE SWANK VIDEO IS ALREADY PROXIED- YOU DO NOT NEED TO ADD A BLACKBOARD PROXY TO THIS URL.
  5. Enter any relevant description information to the Description text box.
  6. Attach any files, such as assignments or notes, to the link using Attachments. You may upload a file from your computer, browse and attach existing Blackboard content or click and drag files from your computer to the Attach Files area.
  7. You may choose to open the video link in a new window in Web Link Options. Please be advised that opening a proxied link in a new window may cause problems with some users' Firewall configurations- Be sure to recommend users whitelist the WSU Proxy URL in their Firewall. 
  8. In Standard Options, select YES in Permit Users to View This Content. You may also Track Number of Views, and create display restrictions for the embed URL as well. 
  9. Click the Submit button at the bottom right-hand corner. 

Tips for Linking Videos

Do not copy the URL from the browser's address bar as you normally would for a website. You must use the Title URL under the "Share" link.

There are two options for making a link to a YouTube video in Blackboard using a persistent URL/permalink. The first option is using the persistent link to create a Web Link in Blackboard. The second is to use the "Select YouTube Video" Mashup in Blackboard to search for and select a video for linking in Blackboard and  The two options are described below: 

OPTION 1: Use the Persistent URL to Create Web Link in Blackboard.

The Blackboard proxy URL is not required to access freely available videos from off-campus, so you will not need to add it to the YouTube persistent URL before posting to Blackboard.

To find a persistent URL:        

  • Click on the "Share" button at the bottom of the video playback display.
  • Click on "COPY" which will highlight the link to the left.
  • Example: https://youtu.be/lV-a5lPgt4g  (Among the Wild Chimpanzees)

To post in Blackboard after logging in:

  • Select "Build Content".
  • In the "Build Content" dropdown menu, select "Web Link".
  • Enter the name of the video in the Web Link Information "Name field". 
  • Copy and paste the URL you created above into URL box. 
  • Enter any relevant description information to the Description text box.
  • Attach any files, such as assignments or notes, to the link using Attachments. You may upload a file from your computer, browse and attach existing Blackboard content or click and drag files from your computer to the Attach Files area.
  • You may choose to open the video link in a new window in "Web Link Options". Please be advised that opening a proxied link in a new window may cause problems with some users' Firewall configurations- Be sure to recommend users whitelist the WSU Proxy URL in their Firewall. 
  • In Standard Options, select YES in "Permit Users to View This Content". You may also Track Number of Views, and create display restrictions for the embed URL as well. 
  • Click the "Submit" button at the bottom right-hand corner. 
  • The video should now show in BlackBoard.

Tips for Linking Videos

Do not copy the URL from the browser's address bar as you normally would for a website. You must use the Title URL under the "Share" link.

OPTION 2: Use the "Select YouTube Video" Mashup in Blackboard.

In Blackboard:

  • Select "Build Content".
  • Under "Mashups" section in the second column, select "Select YouTube Video".
  • At the "Search for a YouTube" video screen, enter the title of the video you are searching for and click on "Go".
  • When you find the video you want, click on the SELECT button beneath the image of the video.
  • At the "Create Mashup Item" screen, you can add a description. You can also select how you want to view the video. Select viewing as a Thumbnail or as Text Link with Player. (There is also an option to "Embed Video".)
  • Click "Submit".

Here is an example of a Thumbnail link:

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Here is an example of a Text Link with Player link.

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