In the past we've used embedded video (and also the illusion of embedded video via iframes) extensively in quiz questions. I'm testing Blackboard Learn 9.1 now and I'm having no luck. If I add an iframe via the HTML editor, the iframe code gets stripped out when I save the question. If I add JWPlayer code via the HTML editor, parts of it get stripped out when I save the question.
Is there a way to accomplish this in Blackboard Learn 9.1?
Hi J. I don't know if this will work for you but the old embed code still works in Bb 9.1 (instead of the iFrame embed code).
Others who work with it more may have a better solution.
If I include embed code via the HTML editor it also gets stripped out when I save the question.
Will it work if you turn the text editor off, and set it to html?
Thank you for mentioning that. If I turn off the text editor then everything works as expected when I click "Preview" in the toolbar below the text area, but after I click Submit all of the embed/iframe/video/JWPlayer code that I previewed successfully gets stripped away.
I don't know of any other options. I would suggest filing a ticket with Bb support.
What Paige states should work (it has for me in the past and did just now). Your response doesn't indicate you followed each step specifically... so I will repost and see if you can try again.
Toggle the Text Editor to the Off Position AND just below the text box change the setting to HTML and save. This should work.
It looks like they did away with the text editor on/off for test questions in SP8. I see the same filtering behavior you do after submitting. My guess is that Blackboard is trying to filter out any code that could potentially cause problems or interfere with built-in formatting in a test setting. They have added the "attach file/image/AVI/QT/Flash" toolbar to the editor in SP8, but they've dropped the mashup tools (available in SP7), which might have provided a "controlled" way to do the embedding without worrying about allowing just any old code into the question.
The only workaround I've managed is to use a link and have the video open in a new window rather than embed it.
Thanks Mike. Your guess aligns with what I suspected. I came up with the same workaround, but it sure isn't ideal.
I have had the same experience with Bb stripping out iframe and embed code from test questions. I don't know if you have any experience with Respondus, but I was able to use it to create questions with embedded videos (hosted on a local streaming server) and then export the questions to Bb (we have 9.1 with SP8) and the code is retained.
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