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Deep Linking: Embedding Videos

A guide to understanding and creating deep links in popular research databases.


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Main Idea

Faculty can embed videos directly into courseware. This page will show you how.

Ambrose Digital

Ambrose Digital features streaming videos covering many disciplines and includes the BBC Shakespeare plays. You can easily link to or embed a video into a course on Blackboard (or any other course materials).

1. Choose the video you'd like to embed and press the Play icon.

2. After the video loads, scroll down underneath it and click on View Permalink and Embedding Information.

3. Copy the permanent link or the embed code and paste it into your materials.

Permalink and Embedding Information image

For more information on Ambrose, see our blog post or guide!


JoVE is science's first peer-reviewed video journal. Gumberg currently subscribes to JoVE Biology, JoVE Neuroscience, and JoVE Medicine. The visualized experiments can be embedded in course materials. To share an experiment:

1. Click on the video and press play. Once it is playing you can copy the link in your browser's address bar and paste it into your materials.

2. If you prefer, you can click the Plus Sign on the right hand side of the video:

The URL will pop up and you can copy and paste the link.



For more info on JoVE, see our guide!

Films on Demand

To find the link for a video in Films on Demand, access the main page.

1. Click the Share button next to the video.

Screen shot of Lourdes video

2. You can use the direct link:

Or, the Embed Code:

Embed code

For more info on Films on Demand, check out our guide!

New Day Films

To access a permalink for a video from New Day Films, start at the New Day homepage for Gumberg. Clicking on any of the videos to play the video. The permalink will be visible in the browser address bar. You can copy and paste the URL.

For more info on New Day Films, check out our guide!

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