Tools - How do I access media files for my class?
How do I access media files for my class?
Streaming Media refers to audio or video content that is constantly delivered or streamed to a user. If you are having problems playing streaming media from Blackboard in your browser, it may be a browser or browser plug-in problem. Please make sure the standard plug-ins are up to date.
Downloadable media is audio or video content that you save to a computer or hard drive, and then watch from the local computer/HD. If you are having problems playing downloaded media, it may be a codec or player issue. Please check that you have an appropriate player for the media format. When in doubt, VLC Media Player is an open-source media player that plays most media formats. It's best to download the files to your personal computer, most likely they will go to the browser's "Downloads" folder or on the (desktop - based on the designation the user selected). Once the file is located the user can double click on it to play in whichever player that automatically supports that file type.
On a PC (MP4) video format usually plays with Windows Media Player
(MOV) format plays in Quicktime
On a Mac (MOV) format also plays in Quicktime by default but to play (MP4) you will need to download the VLC Media Player which is an open-source media player that plays most media formats.
For help getting the videos to run on your computer, go to the Information Services Help desk at
You can view the videos on campus at any of the computer labs in the libraries, EMU, etc.
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