Q. BoB – how to embed recordings into NILE


Bob is a shared off-air recording service, which enriches teaching and learning by providing access over one million TV and radio programmes from more than 60 channels.




There are two ways to link BoB video clips into NILE, our suggested method is Option 1.



Option 1: Add a BoB WAYFless link:

  1. Go on to BoB, Search for an individual clip and then click the Share link: 

    The Share button

  2. Using the mouse, copy the WAYFless Link. 


     3. Go to NILE site, click "Build content" - "Web link".


4. Name your video clip, insert the WAYFless link as URL then "Submit". (Student clicks on the link, the video will open in a new window without need to login to BoB).



Option 2: To embed a video into NILE with the embed code


(If you use this method, please tell your students to refresh the NILE page after login to BoB so they can view the video clip on NILE site).

Copy individual clip: 

Search for an individual clip and then click the Share link: 

The Share button

Using the mouse, copy the Embed code. 


Paste HTML code into NILE

Log into Blackboard and within 'module activities', create a new ‘Item’.


  • Type a meaningful title for the Item.
  • Using the ‘Toggle HTML mode’ button, Toggle HTML edit mode enter the HTML mode and paste the Embed code into Blackboard.
  • In NILE you will see a yellow box indicating the iframe (HTML) content
  • Click the ‘Update’ button.
  • Click the ‘Submit’ button to finish creating the Item.


The link to the BoB resource is now embedded into the Item.


Students will first see the Bob login screen: 

Once students have logged into Bob, they will need to refresh the page or click the left navigation link to 'Module activities again',

Students will then see the Bob video within NILE.


Note: It is not possible to link to a playlist, this is just for storing your choices within the system.




  • Last Updated Nov 13, 2018
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  • Answered By Richard Byles

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