As well as being available through ‘Channels’, content added to ReCap can also be embedded within Blackboard modules/courses using the YuJa Media Chooser (named after the vendor for our ReCap service, ‘YuJa’). This can be achieved in two ways, to provide flexibility with other content you wish to add alongside it.

Before you start

When you embed media into a Blackboard module it will by default ask users to authenticate / login. Users will see a red box and a blue button to Authenticate. Once they click this it will reload and give them access to the media. Should you wish, you can override this feature by doing the following:

  1. In ReCap, hover your mouse over the thumbnail of your video and select More…
  2. Click on the Links option
  3. Enable the Enable Auto Single-Sign-On for Embedded and Direct Linked Media option
  4. Click the Save Links button

Method 1: Build Content > YuJa Media Chooser

This method allows you to quickly add just the media to a content area, without any supporting text or documents. With Edit Mode ‘On’:
1. navigate to the section of the module where you would like to embed media and select Build Content > YuJa Media Chooser (available at the bottom right of the drop-down list)
2. The YuJa Media Chooser Library will open (fig.1):

The YuJa Media Chooser screen whichh allows you to select media to embed.
fig.1 – The YuJa Media Chooser

this pop-up gives you the options to:
Choose Media – content you already own in ReCap
Upload Media – add a new video/audio file from your device to ReCap
Record Content – create a new recording, with option to include your screen, video/camera and audio/microphone

3. Select the media item(s) that you wish to embed by clicking on them – a dark blue frame will appear around those that have been selected
4. Click Insert Videos at the bottom right to confirm your choice

The media will now be available to view for those with access to the Blackboard module.

Method 2: Build Content > Item

This method allow you to add media to a content item that you may also want to add additional text or documents to. With Edit Mode ‘On’:
1. navigate to the section of the module where you would like to add your item and select Build Content > Item
2. give your item a Name
3. in the Text field add any text, images, documents etc to your item as normal
4. in the place in your text/content where you want your media to appear, choose the plus symbol (+) on the bottom row of icons to add content (note: if this icon does not show, click on the … icon on the right of the top row of icons to reveal more) (fig.2)

The 'Add Content' option in the Blackboard text editor. Icon appears as a plus symbol (+) and is located on the right of the bottom row of available formatting icons.
fig.2 – The ‘Add Content’ option / Plus Symbol in the Blackboard text editor

5. choose YuJa Media Chooser to open the YuJa Media Chooser Library (see image fig.1). This pop-up gives you the options to:
Choose Media – content you already own in ReCap
Upload Media – add a new video/audio file from your device to ReCap
Record Content – create a new recording, with option to include your screen, video/camera and audio/microphone

6. Select the media item(s) that you wish to embed by clicking on them – a dark blue frame will appear around those that have been selected
7. Click Insert Videos at the bottom right to confirm your choice
8. add any other text/content that you need, configure any date/time release options as necessary and then choose Submit to finish.

Note: if useful, the vendor also has thier own short ‘quick guide’ available on their Using the Media Chooser for Blackboard page.