Don’t upload the video file directly in Blackboard, as you would with a word doc or pdf file.
Do upload videos to vBrick,Box, or VoiceThread and embed or place a link in Blackboard in any content area so your students can access the video in the context of your instruction.
Don’t request students to upload video files as part of a Blackboard Assignment.
Do create an assignment that allows students to upload a video via Cloud Storage in Blackboard. You can also use Box or VoiceThread to handle video assignments while keeping those videos protected.
Don’t record an hour-long lecture.
Do scaffold students’ learning by recording short (5 minutes or less) video segments with a clear concept or topic and check for understanding. Checking mastery of a concept using non-graded quizzes is a great way to let students try. If you plan to reuse your videos, using Blackboard is the best solution because if you create quizzes in VoiceThread, you will need to relink the quiz manually each time you use the video.
Don’t forget to check videos for universal design and that they are formatted for accessibility. Reference the Accessible Teaching and Accommodations Guide.
Do add closed-captioning to your videos.