Mediasite and Blackboard
Enhance your teaching and learning experience using on-demand video, screen-captures, and podcasts in your lectures. Now you can publish your instructional videos on Blackboard using Mediasite integration.
ACC Mediasite is an automated and scalable video system new at ACC for lecture capture and instructional events.
Multimedia is content that uses a combination of different files such as text, audio, images, animations, video, and scripts. Incorporating interactive content into your course is a great way to make your course more engaging. Contact us if you need to publish your digital and web media files.
For more information, go to the ACC Multimedia Content site.
Before publishing media files to the ACC Media Server or before uploading videos to a YouTube site, verify the copyright status of the media. Please, contact Courtney Mlinar, ACC Copyright Officer, at the Elgin Campus Library, phone 512-223-9433, for advice if you are not the copyright owner of a video or an audio-cast but you need the media for your class.
See the Creative Commons licensing options and share your work and use and remix works from other producers.
Media Captioning is available to all ACC Faculty and Staff producers. Media must be captioned if you have deaf or hard of hearing students in your section. Closed captions are a visual representation of the audio in a video. They make video accessible to deaf and hard of hearing individuals by providing a text-based and time-synchronized alternative to the audio.
The FCC sets the captioning quality to requirements. As per 2014 FCC rules, captions are required to be:
- Accurate: Captions must match the spoken words in the dialogue and convey background noises and other sounds to the fullest extent possible.
- Synchronous: Captions must coincide with their corresponding spoken words and sounds to the greatest extent possible and must be displayed on the screen at a speed that can be read by viewers.
- Complete: Captions must run from the beginning to the end of the program to the fullest extent possible.
- Properly placed: Captions should not block other important visual content on the screen, overlap one another or run off the edge of the video screen.
Remember that quality is important when captioning your media for teaching and learning. Please, contact Virginia (Ginger) Bennett, Director of Interpreter Services, if you have any questions.
For more information, visit the Accessibility Services site.
Collaborate Virtual Office
Don’t forget to create your Virtual Office using Collaborate. Collaborate is Blackboard’s web conferencing tool available at ACC. Having virtual office hours for your students is an easy option using Collaborate Ultra and you can record your sessions.
See this tutorial for information.
For more information, visit the Office of Instructional Technology.