Blackboard YouTube Mashup Issue

Please be advised.

An issue has been discovered that may affect your Blackboard Community. The issue is related to the YouTube Mashup Building Block.
It has been reported that users are unable to create YouTube Content using the YouTube Mashup Building Block. Unfortunately this is a bug within Blackboard with no current fix/patch. Blackboard has stated they are aware of the issue and their plan is to correct the issue in a future release or patch.

A possible alternative to using the YouTube Mashup tool is to embed the YouTube video. See steps below:

Before proceeding copy the URL of the YouTube Video you would like to embed from YouTube’s site.

1.      Under Content
a.       Select Build Content
b.      Select Create Item
c.       Give the item a name
d.      Select the Insert/Edit Embedded Media Button from  the toolbar
e.       

f.       A new window will appear - In the File/URL text box enter the URL of the YouTube video copied earlier
g.      Click Insert
h.      You will be returned to the previous screen where you can set additional settings
i.        Once you are satisfied with your settings Click Submit
j.        You will see the video on the content page, at this point you can play the video

If your institution utilizes the YouTube Mashup building block please relay this information to your user community.
Once an update to address this issue is released from Blackboard we will notify all and put a plan in place to apply the update during a maintenance window.



We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. If you have any questions please let us know.

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