YouTube Mashups and Video Everywhere not embedding/displaying properly.

Problem:  Attempting to embed YouTube videos using the Mashups tool and/or the Video Everywhere tool does not work.

Solution:  This is an identified bug that Blackboard has identified as fixed in the next release, which is expected to be applied in December.  The current workarounds are to embed the video by clicking the html button in the text editor and pasting the embed code; post a link to the video along with the description; or to use UVM Streaming Media tool.

Youtube posts display “Device Support” error video

Problem: When posting a video to a Bb course using the Video Everywhere or YouTube mashup tools, an error video is presented after posting, indicating that YouTube is not supported on this “device.

Solution:  Bb has indicated that this is a known issue and has provided the following workaround:

  1. After recording the video, click continue, this will save it in
  2. Log into, click on the video you have just recorded.
  3. Copy the url
  4. Go back to the editor on Bb environment
  5. Click on Insert/Edit Embedded media
  6. Paste the url into the File/URL
  7. Change Type to Embedded Audio
  8. Insert
  9. Submit

Alternatively, anyone wishing to post media to their course should consider using UVM Streaming Media.