Many course use current and historical events as teaching tools. Blackboard has the NBC Learn tool, the educational arm of NBC News, which is dedicated to making historic stories, images and primary source documents available to teachers and students. Using the NBC Learn Mashup Tool, you can add NBC videos to discussion boards and assignments anywhere you see the Blackboard text editor.
NBC Learn has already digitized more than 12,000 stories from the NBC News archives — one of the largest news archives in the world, dating back to the 1920s. In addition, collections are updated with current events every day, Monday through Friday, with stories from such celebrated programs as NBC Nightly News, the TODAY show, Meet the Press, Dateline NBC, as well as the networks of MSNBC, CNBC, and Telemundo.
To add NBC Learn content to an assignment or content area:
1. From the Blackboard Editor; Click Mashups and select Add NBC Content
2. Search for an NBC Video, click the thumbnail, and select Embed. This will embed the video in your Blackboard editor.