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These instructions are for student users to submit an embedded Vimeo video as part of a Blackboard assignment, however they apply to any part of Blackboard where students, teaching assistants or instructors can access the HTML button as part of the text editor. This includes discussion board posts, assignment creation, and feedback

Get the "Embed Code" from Vimeo

  1. Go to Vimeo and access the video you created or browse for a video you want to share

Access Video

2. Start playing the video you want to embed

Start Playing Video

3. Once the video begins playing you can pause the video.  Click the Share icon

Share Icon


4. Copy all of the embed code

*If you only want to add a link to Blackboard, you can copy just the link*

Copy Embed Code or Link

Paste the embed code into Blackboard

1.Log into Blackboard.  Access the course you want to add the video

2. If the video is for an assignment submission. Access the assignment

3. Click Write Submission

Write Submission

4. Click the HTML button

HTML Button

5. Paste the embed code you copied from Vimeo into the HTML pop-up box. Click Update

Paste embed code paste into pop up box

6.  You should see the frame/video appear in the textbox.  You can click the four headed arrow to expand the textbox (to view the entire frame/video).  Click Submit

Click Submit

7. You will receive a green bar indicating your submission was submitted successfully

Successful green bar