I'm trying to make background music play in an Announcement, set as autoplay. I embedded an MP3 audio file, and I can hear it playing, but my students cannot. Any ideas?
Can you please tell me how did you add the audio to the announcement? I want to know the steps you did to add an audio to an announcement.
I did this:
1. Get an MP3 file of the song and save it on your Desktop.
2. Go to a Content area in your Blackboard course that is not used by students. (Or create one by clicking the + sign in the upper left hand corner and choose "Create Content Area." Name it "Music" but do not make it available to users.)
3. On that page, choose Build Content/Audio/
4. Give the song a name.
5. Browse for local file; choose "Autostart", and leave everything else as is. Click Submit.
6. Use the down arrow next to the item name and choose Metadata. Copy the URL.
7. Go to Announcements, Create Announcement.
8. in the Message box, type the announcement.
9. Choose the "Insert/edit embedded media" icon.
10. Type: Embedded audio.
11. Paste in the URL you copied.
12. Dimensions: 7 x 5.
Can you please confirm me which options did you set up when creating the Audio in the steps 2 to 5 for Permit Users to View this Content and Select Date and Time Restrictions https://www.screencast.com/t/chGqKPQGvups.
There is another way to put an audio on the announcements, please check the following steps:
1. Go to "Announcements" button and click "Create Announcement"
2. Input any subject
3. Click button in the VTBE named "Insert/Edit Embeded Media".
4. Hit "Browse my Computer" button and load any MP3 file. The Type field will change automatically to "HTML5 Audio" and file will load in the field below.
5. The file can be played with no issues.
6. Click "Insert" button
Please use this steps to add an audio in an announcement.
I used these:
When following the steps you listed below, after I browse to my computer and select the mp3 file, the Type box reads "Embedded Audio," not HMTL 5 audio.
Select the option Embedded Audio and submit it. This will add the audio to the annoucement. Please use the Student Preview in order to check as an student the announcement 2017-12-19_1646.
Thank you very much for you help!
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