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Blackboard Building Block Test Drive

MEDIAL for Blackboard: Taking the Test Drive

Below are instructions on how to install the Blackboard Building Block and use this in conjunction with our trial MEDIAL instance.


1. Download the Building Block - click here


2. Unzip the contents of the zip file


3. There will a .war file contained within the folder that has been extracted


4. Log in to Blackboard as Administrator


5. Navigate to System Admin > Building Blocks


6. Click on Upload Building Blocks


















7. Click Browse to select your MEDIAL .war file, Select and Upload











8. Once Uploaded click Submit


9. Now that Building Block is installed click on Settings for the MEDIAL Building Block


10. Click on LTI Credentials


11. On the LTI credentials screen enter the details that have been e-mailed to you





















12. Click Save


13. Navigate to System Admin > Tools


14. Find the MEDIAL Tool and make available as required
















Testing the Building Block:


1. Log in as an Instructor and Navigate to a Course Page and then click Content



2. Click on Build Content > Mashups > MEDIAL



3. Add a Name and Description



4. Select MEDIAL from the drop down Mashup List




















5. This will launch a new window , click Upload a new media item




















7. Complete Upload process, clicking Finish at end of the process


8. A new item will be added to the Rich Text Editor





















9. Click Submit



The Building Block can also be used by Students to make video submissions in response to Video Assignments set by Instructors, see video content here to see how this is achieved. 





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