Mashups allow viewing and sharing of media content from external web sites. Currently, these websites include:
YouTube - enables users to share videos
Flickr - enables users to share photos
SlideShare - enables users to share presentations
Helix Media Library - enables users to upload videos to a streaming server and embed within Blackboard (available in the Text-Box Editor only)
Mashups can be added as course content through any Content Area or added through the Text-Box Editor located through a Blackboard course. Adding a Mashup into a Content Area makes it a part of the course information that faculty members present to users for viewing. Adding a Mashup using the Text-Box Editor means that faculty members can put Mashups in a variety of places where users can interact with the content, such as in test questions, Discussion Boards, and Blogs.
Mashups can be displayed in the following ways:
Embeded Presentation: The Mashup displays directly on the page when a student opens the item.
Thumbnail: A small picture of the Mashup displays on the page with controls to launch it.
Text Link with Player: A link to the Mashup is displayed on the page. Students click the link to launch the Mashup.