Captioning Blackboard Collaborate Recordings

Blackboard Collaborate combines the capabilities of Wimba and Elluminate to provide a comprehensive online learning and collaboration platform designed for education. Blackboard Collaborate can be used for a synchronous online classroom or meeting space for sharing documents, presenting slide shows, video conferencing, or hosting a webinar. This article provides step by step instructions on how to auto-generate 3Play captions for Blackboard recordings.

How to Add Captions to Your Recordings

Once the integration is set up, you can start the process of auto-generating closed captions for your Blackboard recordings. 

Step 1 – Log in to Blackboard Collaborate

Open a new browser and navigate to your Blackboard Collaborate login page. 

Step 2 – Select Recordings

  • From Collaborate scheduler, select Recordings to find the recording you want to be captioned. 
  • Find the recording and open the Recording Options

Step 3 – Generate Captions

Lastly, you’ll want to select the recording and click the CC button to reveal a dropdown menu. 

  • Click Auto-Generate Captions

Upon completion, the automatic captions will automatically post back to the recording within a couple of hours.