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Best Practices for Integrating Closed Captioning with Lecture Capture Using MediaSite

Proposal No: 2658

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  • Sam McCool, Manager, Nevada State College
  • Lily Bond, Marketing Manager, 3Play Media

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Length of Session (in hours): 1-hrFormat: Lecture Expertise Level: All Levels Type of session: Not provided

Summary of Session

In this session, Nevada State College will discuss their accessibility policy, solutions implemented, costs and benefits derived, and best practices for integrating closed captioning into MediaSite.


With the proliferation of lecture capture and other video communications used for blended and online learning, educational institutions are facing legal, functional, and ethical pressures to provide video accessibility accommodations to their students and staff. For accessibility administrators and technology implementers this means figuring out the most streamlined and cost-effective solution for accessible video captioning. In this session, Nevada State College will discuss their campus accessibility policy and the solutions they implemented. We will provide a comprehensive view of the captioning process, including best practices for linking to MediaSite, as well as best practices and tips for implementing accessibility technologies. We will also go over federal accessibility laws that dictate closed captioning requirements in higher education. Looking at Nevada State College's workflow, we will walk through an efficient, cost-effective way to manage closed captioning at a universi


  1. Nevada State College's accessibility policy and video captioning strategies
  2. Recent and upcoming legislation impacting closed captioning requirements
  3. Best practices for closed captioning and integrating with MediaSite

Speaker Bio(s)

Sam McCool

Sam is best known for How to Speak Pittsburghese and How to Speak Bostonian, popular folklore titles since the 1980s. He has also co-authored three books on topics about total quality management and higher education. An innovator in composition studies, Sam has designed, developed and taught online and hybrid courses since the mid-1990s. In 2008 and 2009, he received Blackboard Catalyst Community Collaboration Awards and in 2010, the Staff Development Program Award. That same year, he co-chaired the successful Southwest Technology Conference hosted by NSC in Henderson, NV. Since then, he has led NSC’s transition from Bb Vista 8 to Canvas, the adoption of Mediasite lecture capture, and the development of an instructional media library on YouTube. He enjoys camping, gardening, splitting wood, and traveling the back roads of Nevada on a Harley-Davidson Switcback.

Lily Bond

Lily Bond is the Marketing Manager at 3Play Media, which provides premium closed captioning and transcription services that make video accessible, searchable, and more engaging. 3Play Media services 1000+ customers in higher ed, government, and enterprise. 3Play Media’s goal is to make captioning simpler and less expensive through innovative technology.


PowerPoint: Best Practices for Integrating Closed Captioning with Mediasite Lecture Capture