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. This provides you with an experience identical to running the Building Block with your own MEDIAL instance without having to install MEDIAL on your network. It is perfect for organizations looking to test drive the Building Block and later install MEDIAL in premise

Installation:

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 (Media Library)

 

 

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 below to see how this is acheived. 

 

 

 

 

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