Adding Deep Links and Embed Codes in Blackboard (non LTI)


Please note: The information provided here is intended only to assist with some of the common ways our products can be integrated in this system. Our Help Site is not a comprehensive guide to use of the Blackboard LMS, and our team can only assist with Credo integration; we are unable to provide support for any other aspect of Blackboard's functionality. Screenshots are provided for illustrative purposes but may not exactly match your own system, particularly since navigation elements can vary depending on your version of the platform.

These instructions show ways to link to or embed Credo content using the deep links (also called direct links) and embed codes provided on your admin dashboard. These links behave just like any other hyperlink to a web resource you might use in your Blackboard course. They can be added as an external URL to your course outline, or you can add links within a text box on a content page.

This integration does not use LTI; InfoLit (formerly Instruct) customers can refer to Blackboard: Global LTI Tool Set Up for instructions on how to use LTI Links. For authentication of deep links and embed codes, you can use the options described here: Authentication Options.

Adding a URL to a Module

In the Content section of the course, click Build Content and select the Web Link option.


Copy the deep link that you want to use from your admin dashboard, and paste it into the URL field. Add the name of the content item to the Name box. Do not check "This link is to a Tool Provider" (this is for use with LTI links).

To choose how the content displays in your course, scroll down to the Web Link options section. If you'd like the content to display embedded on the page, set Open in New Window to No. If you'd like the page to display a link for students to open the resource in a new tab, set Open in New Window to Yes.


Click Submit. 

If you selected not to open the link in a new window, the embedded content will appear like this:

A Blackboard page on which a Credo video is embedded

If you selected the open in new window option, a link will appear on the content outline, which will open in a new tab when clicked:

A Blackboard page with a link to Credo on it


Adding a Hyperlink to a Content Page

You can also add a link to Credo on a content page. When editing the page, simply click the link button, and paste the deep link for the content you want to link to in the URL field.


Using this option, you can create pages in your course with your own text / instructions and links out to the Credo content.


Adding an Embed Code to a Page

To use an embed code on a page rather than a hyperlink, go to the edit settings for the page, and click the HTML Editor button. 


Copy the embed code you want to use from your admin dashboard and paste it into the HTML.


Save the changes. The content will be displayed on the page along with any other text that you've included.


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