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Adding Videos with Captions and Transcripts to LMS Platforms

Adding Videos with Captions and Transcripts to LMS Platforms

by Elisa Edelberg in Product Updates

Accessibility Tools in LMS Learning management systems (LMS) usually don’t allow users to publish videos with captions, interactive transcripts, or audio description. This poses a challenge, especially in higher education and eLearning, as these features make content accessible and have many benefits…

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Updated February 6, 2018
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How Blackboard is Approaching Accessibility in Higher Education

by Sofia Enamorado in Industry Trends

  Individuals around the country are recognizing their civil rights to equal access to education. Lawsuits against universities across the country have made schools question what equal access would look like in practice. Yet, trends show a lower number of students are…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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Q & A: Increasing Accessibility at Blackboard with Ally

by Sofia Enamorado in Video Accessibility

  When it comes to accessibility in education, there are many challenges faced across the board by instructors, institutions, and students. Through Blackboard’s new remediation software, Ally, the company seeks to mitigate these obstacles that have inhibited educational institutions from providing accessible…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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Upcoming Webinars: DOJ/OCR Rulings, Centralizing IT Accessibility, and Accessibility at Blackboard

by Lily Bond in Events

Happy 2017! We have an exciting webinar series planned for the new year that we are eager to share with you. Covering everything from DOJ/OCR rulings to Blackboard to centralizing IT accessibility, our January and February webinars will give you a comprehensive…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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3 “Dear Colleague” Letters You Should Read About Inaccessible IT in Higher Ed

by Lily Bond in Video Accessibility

Because the ADA and Section 504, which were written before the Internet was a part of everyday life, don’t provide specific requirements for online learning, much of the responsibility for making IT accessible has been extrapolated from court rulings, lawsuits, settlements, and…

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Updated January 4, 2018

Bonus Tips on Web Accessibility Testing with David Berman

by Emily Griffin in Events

International web accessibility expert David Berman presented 11½ Free Tools for Testing Website Accessibility as part of a free webinar with 3Play Media. He gave attendees the inside scoop on all the free resources you need to make your websites, documents, and…

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Updated January 4, 2018

5 Questions About HTML5 Video Accessibility, Answered by an Expert

by Emily Griffin in Events

Video accessibility expert and W3C contributor John Foliot delivered a jam-packed presentation at the webinar HTML5 Video Accessibility: Updates, Features, & Guidelines. After a brief overview of WCAG guidelines for accessible video, John explored how HTML5 media players support accessibility features like…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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Actionable Answers to Your In-House Captioning Questions

by Lily Bond in How-To

In December, we held a popular webinar with Korey Singleton, the Assistive Technology Initiative Manager at George Mason University, on in-house captioning. In the webinar, Korey discussed how to develop an in-house captioning workflow; he also provided an in-depth economic analysis of…

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Updated January 4, 2018

Case Study: How Johns Hopkins University Approaches Closed Captioning and Transcription for Online Courses

by Lily Bond in Case Studies

At the 2014 Kaltura Connect conference in June, CJ Johnson, co-founder and VP of Product at 3Play Media, presented with Matt Bochniak, Multimedia Supervisor at Johns Hopkins University, about leveraging closed captions and transcripts in higher education. Johns Hopkins University uses 3Play…

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Updated January 4, 2018

How to Add Captions to Blackboard Collaborate Recordings

by Tole Khesin in How-To

« Return to all how-to guides 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…

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Updated January 4, 2018

BbWorld Can’t Miss Sessions for Blackboard Accessibility and eLearning

by Shannon K. Murphy in Events

Next week, 3Play Media will be in Las Vegas for Blackboard’s main event BbWorld 2013. BbWorld is an education technology conference for Blackboard users, allowing attendees to strengthen their LMS competencies and implement real solutions for the most pressing instructional questions. Taking…

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Updated January 4, 2018

Upcoming Joint Presentation with Boston University: Accessibility in Distance Education and Online Learning

by Shannon K. Murphy in Events

We’re pleased to announce 3Play Media will speak at the Annual Conference on Distance Teaching and Learning in Madison, Wisconsin, August 7th-9th. In its 29th year, DTL focuses on success factors and innovative practices in delivery and design of distance education. Attendees…

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Updated January 4, 2018