The University of Tampa Macdonald-Kelce Library

Faculty and Staff Resources

This guide assists faculty and staff with resources offered by the Macdonald-Kelce Library.

Including materials in Blackboard

Including materials (articles, book chapters, or video) in courseware is not difficult.

  • Linking is copyright safe and more accurately represents usage of a resource.
  • Locate the article, ebook, or video file from the library resources.
  • Create a citation in your preferred format. This is important for attribution, and in case the link breaks.
  • Find the Permalink, Persistent link, or Stable URL. 

Valid permalink URLs should begin with this proxy phrase.

A URL might also look like this:

Notice the hyphens in the database part at the front and the part in the middle.

(Either method will work for proxy off-campus access.)

Embed Videos from Films on Demand

Embed Films on Demand

Click the Share Button button below the view box.

Click the Embed/Link tab and at the bottom copy the Embed Code. 

Embed box


Below the video player window, click citeto copy the citation in MLA, APA, or export to RefWorks.

In general, look for "share" on the database for the link or embed code.

Adding videos in Blackboard

Within Blackboard, select the course and section to place your video

Create a new element in Blackboard.

embed button

Click the code button and paste your video player code.

Add the citation to help if the embed code breaks.

Problems Embedding Videos

Sometimes you might have a problem embedding code because of the browser you're using. You can always add a permalink instead of embedding the video.

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