Adding Videos to Drexel Streams

Drexel Streams is a media server which can store an unlimited amount of video for anyone with a Drexel account. It is the recommended storage space for any video lectures that faculty wish to share in Blackboard.

  • Note: it is Drexel’s policy that recordings of classes with students, whether in-person or remote, only be shared with that original section and not be reused or shared with other classes

If you are recording videos in Zoom, as of May 2021, any video recorded to the Cloud in Zoom will be copied into Drexel Streams automatically and can be easily added to your Blackboard courses. If your cloud recording was created after May 2021, you do not need to manually upload your videos, and you are ready to add them into your course in Blackboard. .

Any videos recorded locally to your computer, or created in software other than Zoom, will need to be manually uploaded to Drexel Streams. Below are the steps to upload those videos.

To get to Drexel Streams:

  1. Log into Drexel One at one.drexel.edu
  2. Navigate to the Campus + Community tab on the top-right
  3. Scroll down to the bottom-right of the page until you see the “Technology Services” section
  4. Click on Drexel Streams

Uploading your video to Drexel Streams:

  1. Click on Add New in the top-right, and select Media Upload
  2. Agree to the terms and conditions
  3. Choose a video file to upload
  4. Title your video. It is good practice to include the course title and the lecture topic (clearly labeling your videos will help you when you’re ready to add them into Blackboard).
  5. The Publishing Status will default to “Private”. You do not have to change this setting to share the video in Blackboard. However, if you wish to share the video outside of Blackboard by sending viewers a link, then change the publishing status to “Unlisted.”

Once your video has finished uploading, you can add it to any of your Blackboard courses.

If you have additional questions about Drexel Streams, reach out to LeBow Instructional Tech at lebowintech@drexel.edu.