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How to Activate your VidGrid Account

Logging in to VidGrid

To log in to VidGrid, select "Tools" from the sidebar in Blackboard Ultra:

A screenshot of the Blackboard Ultra navigation sidebar that comes up when you log into ECU's Blackboard site. There is an arrow pointing to "Tools".

Then, simply click on the VidGrid Portal icon.

A screenshot of the "Tools" menu in Blackboard Ultra, with a retangle around the VidGrid icon.

Download Your Recording from Zoom and store them in VidGrid

Once you log in to VidGrid for the first time, any Zoom recording you save to the cloud will automatically move to VidGrid, centralizing your videos in one easy-to-use location. If you have meetings from before your first login that you would like saved, please take the following steps:

1.   Go to and log in

2.   Click on My Recording>click the meeting session you want to download

3.   Click the three dots to the right of the recording

4.   Click Download

5.   Your recording will download to your computer in your downloads area or to your C drive

6.   Find & Select your recording and upload to a secure location for sharing: VidGrid Storage- log in to your VidGrid Account> Click the + (Upload) Icon at the top of the screen.


7.   Delete your recording from the Zoom cloud storage, as our Zoom storage is extremely limited.

How to Embed Video/Recordings from VidGrid/Zoom to Blackboard

VidGrid Video Tracker (students)


Creating a Student Video Record Link

Asking Students to Record a Video Assignment: Create a Guest Link in VidGrid>open your VidGrid Account>click the down arrow next to My Grid>Scroll to Guest Record Link>Click and pick up the URL LInk>use the HTML Embed icon in the Text Editor Box to deploy the Record Button for students to record their Video Assignment


Adding In-Video Questions

Creating Video Quizzes that record Scores in Bb grade Center

  2. Go to where you want to create the Quiz in your shell
  3. Go to Build Content>VidGrid Quiz
  4. Type in the title of the VidGrid Quiz
  5. Then click on that title>go out to your VidGrid Account and select your VidGrid Quiz>Below the Video it will say"attach this to an assignment">Click on this to attach
  6. Now your assignment is attached to the VidGrid Quiz assignment in Bb
  7. Go back to Bb where your Video Quiz Title is found>
  8. In the text box you can give your student direction for the video and assign grade enable and points plus a due date