In general what precautions must I take when loading commercial CDs/DVDs/videos into my Blackboard unit?

While there are no restrictions to playing commercial CDs/DVDs/videos in class, they cannot be streamed to students via BlackBoard unless you have permission from the copyright owner.

The streaming of commercial DVDs (without permission of the copyright owner) during a live videoconference class is allowed. If the live videoconference is recorded, the portion that contains the streamed DVD must be removed prior to placing the recording online in BlackBoard.