Embedding Storyline flash video in Blackboard

Hi Everybody,

Thank you very much for taking the time to read this. I have a quick question. I’ve been using storyline with Blackboard for a while. I usually upload a zipped file with HTML to the content collection and give a link to that from the front end. So when a student clicks on the link, storyline file will open in a separate tab. But now I wanted to try a different approach. I wanted the student to see the storyline file within the Blackboard shell. So I embed it as a flash video. However, it doesn’t load. I have tried to embed a Captivate file the same way, and it works. Am I doing something wrong here? Any advice?

Thank You.
Ramesh

11 Replies
Jon DeGroot

Hey Ramesh,

Any reason you're embedding the flash output instead of the html? Using that embedded media feature in Blackboard you can switch the drop down from flash to Iframe and then use the .html output. That'll embed the presentation right within Blackboard. I'm hosting the file on an FTP though and bringing in the URL to it. Let me know if this makes sense. We'll get it figured out!

Jon DeGroot

Ramesh Muthukumarana

Hi Jon, 

Thank you very much for taking the time to respond. The only reason I am using the flash is, I didn't know that I could use an iframe to embed an HTML output.  I want to use HTML if possible. When I attempt to, upload as an iframe using the same drop down, it will not let me select HTML out. It would only let me select the flash output. However, when I use the xid from Blackboard HTML output  I was able to embed the as an iframe. (xid can be obtained by right clicking a blackboard page then clicking on 360 view).  However, I still think I have embedded the flash output. But at least, I can embed it. 

Thank You.

Ramesh

Jon DeGroot

Hey Deirdre,

Alright start by just adding an item in a content area. Now click on the insert embedded media button in the text editor.

Embedded Media

 

Now click the drop down and choose Iframe and put in the URL to the .html file you have out on the FTP.

HTML

Then press insert and submit your item.

Let me know if this helps!

Night Owl

I had tried this before...it inserts the same iframe code, but it doesn't seem to work for me. When I submit the item, there is a big yellow box and a little computer icon in the middle, but the tutorial doesn't link or play. However, it works if I embed it this way (using the iframe) outside of BB. Agh!

Ramesh Muthukumarana

It auto plays when you open the BB page. Have an introduction slide with a "button" to start the tutorial. It`s a workaround.  That way the user has to click on the start button to begin the tutorial. I know this is too late for you. I am writing it here so it might be helpful for someone else.