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Search the NBC News archive which contains over 12,000 current and historical news stories that can be embedded and played in your Blackboard course.


Faculty and Students

How To Get This Service

Instructors can get started by following these steps:

  • Open a content area in your Blackboard course
  • Click on Build Content and choose NBC Learn under the Mashups heading
  • Use the standard browse or search functionality to find content
  • Once you identify a video you would like to use, click the thumbnail image to open the video CueCard
  • Click Embed at the bottom of the CueCard to embed the video in your content area

Download NBC Learn Offline App

The NBC Learn Offline App helps you to download, play, and manage your videos and playlists.


Create a Help Desk ticket to request technical support or training.

  • Go to and login with your MyPace credentials
  • Set the request type to Information Technology > Blackboard > Other

Learn More

For more than 80 years, NBC News has been documenting the people, places and events that shape our world. NBC Learn, the educational arm of NBC News, is dedicated to making these historic stories, images and primary source documents available on-demand to teachers, students and parents. NBC Learn features integration with Blackboard allowing teachers to incorporate relevant content as part of their online course materials.

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.



Arts and Humanities Subject Guide Find videos on historic and current events.
Business and Management Subject Guide Find videos related to Business and Management.
Health and Medicine Subject Guide Find videos related to advances in medical technology and heath policies.
U.S. History Subject Guide Find videos related to U.S. History, from the Pre-Columbian era through present day.

Tutorials for Teaching with NBC Learn 

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Tutorials for Using NBC Learn in Blackboard

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Video Tutorial

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