Using multimedia in the classroom

For Instructors
Instructors can bring rich multimedia into their student’s learning experience by integrating video or audio files into their course content. Cornell offers Kaltura and Panopto to help bring multimedia software into the classroom.

Kaltura can make importing and sharing multimedia content via Blackboard secure and optimal for many types of student playback devices and connections (ie tablets, smart phones, slow connection speeds).

For detailed instructions about how to use Kaltura to embed audio or video into your Blackboard course, please click on and visit this link on our Blackboard Help page.

Panopto can be used to help faculty record their lectures.

For Students
Blackboard can enable students to use multimedia content for classroom purposes in several ways. Students can:

  • upload videos from their personal machine using Kaltura,
  • upload webcam or audio recordings to enrich Blackboard discussion posts using Kaltura,
  • make screen recordings of their projects such as PowerPoint presentations (complete with voice over)
  • Other ways to import media
  • embed YouTube videos into Blackboard



For immediate support:

607 255 9760 (M-F, 9a - 5p ET)

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