YouTube Video Issues

It has come to my attention that there is an issue running YouTube videos in the full screen mode through Blackboard.  Full screen viewing has become impossible due to decisions made by made by the company.  This issue is not browser specific so the issue is wide spread.  There are several different ways for students to deal with the issue.

video-window

This is about the size of the video window that you will get and regardless of what you do it will not get any bigger.  This could cause presentations to be difficult to view.  The alternatives are as follows:

  • Clicking on the share arrow (highlighted in yellow in the upper right) you will be able to access the video on the YouTube page which will allow the full screen view.
  • If you have included the URL for the video when you have embedded the video the students can right click on it and have it open in a new tab or window.  The same thing will happen if they right click on the “Watch Video” button indicated in yellow.

watch-video

 

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