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How To Add Videos With Interactive Transcripts To Blackboard

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Learning management systems (LMS) often don’t allow users to publish videos with interactive transcripts, captions, or audio description. These features make content accessible to individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing and blind or low vision. In addition, they have proven to have great benefits for all students and learners, both with and without disabilities. The LMS Plugin Embed lets you add videos with interactive transcripts to Blackboard. The plugin works with media files that are linked to a Kaltura, Brightcove, YouTube, Ooyala, Wistia, or Vimeo video platform integration.

Screen capture of turning on the LMS Plugin in your account settings

Step 1: Enable the Interactive Plugins Module in your 3Play Media account.

Begin by logging into your 3Play Media account.

Select Settings at the top of the screen. Click on LMS Plugin Embed in the Add-On Modulessection. Then select Activate Module.

Note: You will have to do this in each project.

Publish Drop down Menu in 3Play Account

Step 2: Publish Using the LMS Plugin

From the My Files window, select your transcribed video file and choose Publish. Click LMS Plugin Embed and select the video platform associated with your video.

Publish using the LMS plugin

Step 3: Copy the Embed Code or Use the Link Provided

This plugin allows you to copy the iframe embed and paste it into the HTML of your Blackboard announcement. Alternatively, if you don’t wish to add your video to Blackboard, you can copy the URL provided and open it in a new window or send it to anyone you want to access your video.

Paste the Embed Code in Your Blackboard Announcement

Step 4: Paste the Embed Code in Your Blackboard Announcement

Log in to your Blackboard account and go to Course Home. Click Create Announcement and enter a title in the subject line and add text in the body.

Click the double arrow icon in the right corner of the Message window to view more options. Select the Video Icon with the play button in the middle.

Click the Source tab in the box, and paste in the iframe embed code. Click Submit to publish your announcement.

The LMS Plugin Embed includes your video, interactive transcript, captions, and an audio description plugin. Once published, it will look just like this:

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