During a recent Online Course Review I suggested to a COM faculty member that she may want to add additional multimedia in her online course. The problem in adding video is that to get a course rating of Exemplary the videos would need to be closed captioned or have transcripts available.
For faculty members who use publisher provided content this is easy to do. By providing a link in your course to the publisher's content, faculty can provide their students with rich multimedia options. But how can you have the same level of multimedia when you are developing your own course "from scratch"?
You can filter your search on YouTube to return only videos that are closed captioned. This can save endless hours of searching for the videos you need to enrich your online course.
1. Go to YouTube www.youtube.com
2. Enter your topic in the search box and hit enter.
3. Then filter your search by selecting CC (closed captioned) in the Filter drop down box.
4. Results? Only the videos on your topic which contain closed captioning will appear.
Quick tip: To find closed captioned videos even faster enter your subject, comma, space and cc, then hit return. This will have the same effect as following the steps outlined above with fewer clicks.
Example: Blackboard, cc <enter>