Blackboard Content Editor: Upload Images, Videos and Files

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Uploading files in the Blackboard Content Editor

In the Content Editor from November 2020 files, images etc. are uploaded from one place rather than having a separate screen for each type of upload.

Clicking on the upload icon  will open the Add Content pop-up page:

From here you can upload any files.  As all files are uploaded in the same way, editing options such as the image or video player size, and whether a document opens in a new window, are selected in the Content Editor once the item has uploaded.

Image files

Once an image appears in the Content Editor you can adjust the size using the mouse.  Right click on the image to open the image editor:

In the Insert/Edit image window you can add alternative text and change the image size in pixels.

Video files

With videos, the video will display and play in the editor, which is a change.  To edit the video preferences right click on the video and select Media.

In the Insert/Edit Media window you can change the size of the play in pixels.

Word, PowerPoint, Excel, PDFs files

When you upload a document file a link will appear in the Content Editor. To edit this link right click on the link and select Link.

In the Insert/Edit Link window you can change the text that displays, give the link a title and chose whether it opens in the current window or a new window.