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  1. Video Everywhere not functioning.
  2. Webcam recording not available through Video Everywhere.
  3. No access to previously-recorded videos through the Video Everywhere tool. 

The Video Everywhere web-cam feature allows users to quickly record a video in the text box editors by connecting to YouTube accounts. Google/YouTube has recently changed the way that third-party apps (like Blackboard) interact with Google apps. Users attempting to record or post videos with Video Everywhere will receive an error that the Google Apps API has been deprecated. 

In the meantime, the recommended approach is as follows: 

Solution - Recording WebCam Videos


Create the video in YouTube

  1. Log in to YouTube directly using the same account you use to log in to Video Everywhere
  2. Click the Upload button
  3. Next, in the Create area, select Web-cam Capture
  4. Record your video by selecting start recording, stop recording when you are finished
  5. Next, select Continue
  6. Change the name of the video or make other changes to edit, select Publish
  7. After the Publish is done, go to the Video Manager and click the video
  8. Once you are in the video settings, select the share area and choose the embed code, copy the embed code

Solutions - Video Embedding into Editor

Solution 1

Embed using Insert/Edit Embedded Media

  1. Log in to
  2. Click on the desired video.
  3. Copy the browser URL – not the Share or Embed URL in YouTube.
  4. Go back to the editor in Bb environment.
  5. Click on Insert/Edit Embedded Media.
  6. Paste the video’s browser url into the File/URL field.
  7. Change Type to Embedded Audio.
  8. Click Insert.
  9. Click Submit
Solution 2

Embed using HTML

  1. In the area you wish your video to appear (Item, within a Text Editor), click on the HTML button.
  2. A new box will open up with code, pasted the embed code from YouTube, and click the Update button
  3. You may want to also add the URL address to the content area as backup
  4. Click the Submit button to create or update the Item


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