Customise the visibility for your video

What is it?

Once you have embedded your video content into your Blackboard module, you can choose specific release conditions and determine the availability to students.

We recommend that you review our guide on embedding videos before continuing with this guide if you have not embedded a video before.

What does it do?

As well as choosing to make your content hidden or visible to students, Blackboard’s release conditions give you several additional options including releasing by date.

Note that anything you add to your YuJa channel in the module will be visible to students if they access the module’s channel.

What should I know?

The following guidance will only work if you have embedded your video directly in your course content or in a document, but you have not published the video to your channel.

Step 1: From the item (in course content or the document that houses the embedded video), click on the area that controls visibility. This may say Visible to students, Hidden from students or Release conditions.

If you just want to show or hide the content, you can make your choice here. If you want to customised the release further, select the option for Release Conditions.

Blackboard ultra visibility setting drop-down

Step 2: You can select your release conditions to affect all members, specific or groups.

Screenshot of the Release Settings side panel open. There is an arrow pointing at the radial button for "Specific members or group" which has been enabled and opened two dropdown areas to add named students or groups.

Step 3: You can set additional conditions to determines the release time and date, or release the video after students have completed a task (this is the performance option). Performance allows access to the stated members once a specific assessment or test grade has been achieved with the mark that you specify.

Step 4: If you have added date or performance conditions, you will see an area where you can control what students see before they meet the conditions to access the video.

Blackboard ultra release conditions menu showing the visibility settings segment.

Step 5: Save your work.

Updated on 04/04/2023

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