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How to Add Videos with Interactive Transcripts to Canvas

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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 Canvas. 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 Modules section. 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, click on 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 directly into the HTML of your Canvas page. Alternatively, if you do not wish to add your video to Canvas, you can copy the URL provided and open it in a new window or send it to anyone you want to access your video.

Embed code pasted in Canvas window

Step 4 – Paste the Embed Code in Your Canvas Page

Open Canvas and navigate to Courses. Select Pages, and choose or create the page you wish to add your video to. Click HTML Editor and paste the iframe in the body. Save and Publish your page.

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

Image of a boy wearing airplane wings about to take off and fly.
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