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Mashups allow instructors to display varied media content from external web sites in a Blackboard course. Mashups also achieve a more extended learning experience for the student. For example, if you were learning about Shakespeare, you could watch a clip from a play or a movie adaption of one of Shakespeare's works.

To create a Flickr Mashup

  1. Click a content area you wish to add a mashup.
  2. Point to Build Content, under Mashups, click Flickr Photo.
    1. Flickr Photo
    2. SlideShare Presentation
    3. Youtube Video
  3. In the Search list, select the way you want to search for a photo.
  4. In the Keywords box, type the keywords you want to use to search for a photo.
  5. From the list, select All of the WordsAny of the Words, or Exact Phrase, and then click Go. You will see a list of flickr images below the search area.
  6. From the images, select the one you wish to use. You will now need to add information to the image.

To add mashup settings

  1. In the Name box, leave the default text from Flickr.
  2. In the Description area, type a description for the image if you wish.
  3. Under Mashup Options, you will select the View and Size. View the example below. 


  4. Select Yes or No to Show Flickr URL and Flickr Information.


  5. Under Attach Link or Content, attach a file from your computer, if you wish.
  6. Under Options, select Yes to Permit Users to View this Content (if you want to allow your students to see the photo immediately).
  7. Select Yes or No to Track Number of Views.
  8. Select Time and Date Restrictions, if you wish, and then click Submit.

To create a SlideShare Mashup

To create a SlideShare mashup on Blackboard, you will first search for an existing presentation, add the presentation, and then add the information to the presentation.

To add a SlideShare Presentation

  1. Click a content area you wish to add a mashup.
  2. Point to Build Content, under Mashups, click SlideShare Presentation
    1. Flickr Photo
    2. SlideShare Presentation
    3. Youtube Video


  3. Select your Search Type from the list, and then type your Search term(s) in the Search box.


  4. From the presentations, select the one you wish to add to your Blackboard course. 

To add SlideShare Mashup information

  1. In the Name box, leave the default text.
  2. In the Description area, type a description for the image if you wish.
  3. Under Mashup Options, from the View list, select the way you want the presentation to appear to students. View the options below.


  4. Select Yes or No to Show SlideShare URL and SlideShare Information.


  5. Under Attach Link or Content, attach a file from your computer, if you wish.
  6. Under Options, select Yes to Permit Users to View this Content (if you want to allow your students to see the photo immediately).
  7. Select Yes or No to Track Number of Views.
  8. Select Time and Date Restrictions, if you wish, and then click Submit.

To create a Video Mashup

  1. Click a content area you wish to add a mashup.
  2. Point to Build Content, under Mashups, click YouTube Video type of Mashup.
    1. Flickr Photo
    2. SlideShare Presentation
    3. Youtube Video


  3. Follow the steps to search for the item you chose. Once you have found your item, click Select.
  4. If you want to add a description to the item, you can do so in the Description text area.
  5. Under Mashup Options, change the settings as needed.
  6. Finish the remainder of the options, including the attach link options and availability, and then click Submit.

 


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