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Total learning: 18 lessons Time: 90 minutes

Adding Captions to Your Video Presentation Blackboard Ultra

Mediasite allows you to add Captions to your video Presentations to meet accessibility needs as well as improve search results. Captions can be added to a Video in two ways:

  1. Manually – This method allows you to create your own captions using a 3rd party tool.
  2. 3rd Party Captioning Provider – Your Mediasite Administrator has the ability to integrate Mediasite with 3rd party Captioning Providers that allow you to have captions created for you. Turn-around times and pricing will vary by provider.

Creating Captions for Your Mediasite Presentation

To enable Captions:

  1. Launch My Mediasite from within Blackboard Ultra.
  2. Open the desired presentation.
  3. Click Edit Details.
  4. Select the Delivery tab.
  5. Enable Audio Transcriptions
  6. Choose:
    • Manually Upload an Audio Caption File
    • Choose a Provider for Captioning
  7. Click Save.

Depending on the option selected and the caption provider chosen, the Captions will eventually become visible within the Presentation.

Editing Captions for Your Mediasite Presentation

Editing the caption file can be done to create captions or make improvements to the caption file delivered by a provider.

  1. Launch My Mediasite from within Blackboard
  2. Browse to your Presentation
  3. Click: Edit Captions

If you do not see the Caption Editor, please contact your Mediasite Administrator.

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