Collection: Media Library

Help with the Media Library

Tags: Blackboard, edit, Helix, HML, library, Mahara, media, record, screencast, service, smart, stream, streamer, streaming, video, videocast, VLE

This page has links to a number of training videos and PDFs for the university's Video Streaming Service (Media Library), including:

  • TV and Radio Recording,    VC Recordings,     Camtasia Relay,

  • tips for creating videos and

  • minutes of User Group meetings for the Media Library.  

Use the dropdown list above to access these.


Uploading to the Media Library

Associated Files

Since Helix Media Library was upgraded in summer 2013, associated files are not as obvious as they used to be.  Click on 'Resources' just under the video.


Video Conversion

The Helix Media Library accepts files in the following formats: .mov, .avi, .wmv, .flv, .mpg, .mp4, .mp3, .wav, .wma so it will probably not be necessary to convert the video.  If it should happen that your video is in a different format, there is a video converter available from AnySoft which is pretty good and easy to use. You can download a trial version here but the completely free version is installed on MyUHI.


Viewing Video Clips in Blackboard

You may have recently been experiencing difficulty viewing video from a Blackboard module.  The issues relates to a browser's handling of mixed content. 

This document may be of assistance.


Using the Media Library Mashup in Blackboard

Video Assignments in Blackboard

BB Assignments taking Multiple Clips