Importing Standalone Lessons into Blackboard

Generally, standalone lessons must be hosted on a third-party web host to be viewable. However, if you use the Blackboard learning management system (LMS), you can upload the lessons directly to Blackboard instead. These step-by-step instructions will guide you through that process.

These instructions were kindly provided by an instructor, Peggy Rolfsen.

  1. Go the Control Panel of your Blackboard course, and click "Files."
  2. Click on the name of the course (just under the word "Files.")
  3. Choose "Create folder" and give it a name you will recognize.
  4. Click "Submit."
  5. Scroll down and find that folder, and open it. It will be empty.
  6. On the "Upload" drop-down menu, choose "Upload package."
  7. Click "Choose File" and browse to the place where you saved the compressed (zipped) folder of your stand-alone lesson that you downloaded from Zaption. Double click its name
  8. Now you will see the name of the zipped folder next to "Choose File."
  9. For "Select Encoding," leave it as "Default."
  10. Click "Submit. You'll now see all of the contents of that folder in your Files area, including the one called "index.html."
  11. Go to a content area of your course where you want to put the lesson.
  12. Under "Build Content," choose "Create Item."
  13. Give it a name and any instructions you want to add. An example set of instructions might be: "Click the words "index.html" above to watch the video. Periodically throughout the video, you will be asked to answer some multiple choice questions about what you just watched. Then the video will continue. Let the video play all the way past the closing credits until it stops. Then you will see an orange box that says, "You're done!" Click "Show my responses," and then "Print." Turn in the printed copy of your answers."
  14. In the "Attachments" section, choose "Browse Course."
  15. Scroll down to find the folder you created in Step 3 and open it.
  16. Find the "index.html" file and PUT A CHECKMARK NEXT TO IT to select it (don't click on its name).
  17. Click "Submit."
  18. In the Attachments section, select "Give users access to all files and folders in the folder."
  19. Click "Submit."

If you run into any issues trying to follow these instructions, please contact your Blackboard administrator for assistance.

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