Blackboard Learn currently allows faculty and students to record directly from their webcameras when creating content such as items, pages, blog posts, and more. Termed “Video Everywhere”, Blackboard utilized YouTube to allow users to create and post videos to both YouTube and Blackboard at the same time. Recently, Google announced that support for directly uploading webcamera video to YouTube will be ending January 16, 2016 (https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/57409?hl=en). This change will impact Blackboard Learn, ending the ability to use the “Record” option of Video Everywhere.
Faculty and students can still use YouTube to post videos, and then embed the content inside of Blackboard. However, it will now be a three-step process, requiring users to record the videos, upload and publish the video on YouTube, and embed the published video into Blackboard.