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How to submit a video to a Blackboard assignment

You can upload a video to the YuJa media platform, and then submit this to a Blackboard assignment.

The steps in the process are

  • Create the video using appropriate software.
  • Upload the video to your YuJa Media Library.
  • Submit to the Blackboard assignment.
    • Open the Blackboard assignment in your course.
      Instead of uploading a file, click on Create Submission, then use the YuJa Media Chooser from the editor to locate and select your video in YuJa.
    • Submit the assignment attempt.
  • The video remains in your YuJa Media Library, but can now be accessed by markers via the Blackboard course.

You can follow the same procedure to submit a video to a Blackboard Journal or Blog.

Create your video

To record a video you can

  • record in PowerPoint on your laptop
  • record on your phone
  • go to Yuja and record directly in the browser

See these guides

Upload the video to YuJa

  • Log on to YuJa.
  • Go to your Media Library
  • Click on Upload
    Screenshot showing the YuJa Media Library, with 'Upload' highlighted
  • On the Upload screen click on Add Schema Tags
    Screenshot of the YuJa upload screen, with 'Add Schema Tags' highlighted
  • Select ‘Assessment’ from the drop-down list, and press Save.
    Select Assessment Metadata tag
  • Browse to select your file, or drag and drop your video file onto the Upload window.
  • The video will upload immediately, but will take some while to finish processing.
    You do not have to wait for the video to finish processing before submitting it to Blackboard assignment.

Submit to Blackboard

  • Go to your course in Blackboard.
    Go to the Assessment area of the course and click on the assignment name to start the submission process.
    Screenshot showing a Blackboard assignment
  • Select the option Create Submission. This opens up an editing window.
    Make sure you can see the + (Add Content) icon on the editing toolbar – if necessary click on the 3 dots (More) to expand the toolbar.Screenshot of text editor with More and Add Content icons marked.
  • Click the Add Content icon
  • Choose Insert Video (YuJa) from the list.

screenshot of Add Content menu from text editor, Insert Video (YuJa) option is highlighted.

  • Your YuJa Media Library is displayed. Search or scroll to find the video you want to submit.Select video from Media Chooser
  • Click to highlight and select the video.
    Press Insert Content.
    Insert selected content from YuJa Media Chooser
    In the examples shown here, the video is one that has only just been uploaded to YuJa, and is still processing.
  • This embeds the video into your Blackboard assignment submission. If necessary write any additional text.
    When done, press Submit to complete your submission.
  • A message will appear on screen saying that you have successfully submitted, and a receipt will also be emailed to you.
  • Markers on the Blackboard course will now be able to view your video when they access the Blackboard assignment.

Because the submission is added to the text area, your receipt will show a smaller file size to what you might expect as it is stored in YuJa

Size of Text entered in ‘Write Submission’ area:
(Size of Text is relevant only if you have typed your work directly into Blackboard rather than uploading a file).
0.8 kb


  • You don’t have to wait until your video has finished processing to submit it to Blackboard.
  • But if you need to make any edits to the video in YuJa, you do need to wait until the video has finished processing.
  • Once you have submitted the video to a Blackboard assignment the file will be locked in YuJa, so you can’t make any edits to the video.
    So if you need to make any edits to the video you must do this in Yuja before submitting to Blackboard.
    Screenshot showing the YuJa "video is locked" message
  • If you need to submit a Word document or some other kind of file to the assignment, as well as your YuJa video, you’ll need to submit these as part of the same assignment attempt.
    Click on Create Submission to embed your YuJa video, then Upload Files to upload the Word/PowerPoint document.screenshot of submission point with Upload files option


If the Blackboard assignment allows resubmissions, and you want to make changes to the file you submitted, you will need to

    • upload a new version of the video to YuJa
    • make any required edits in YuJa
    • then submit that to Blackboard as a new attempt.
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