DETI Basics: YouTube Videos

How to Find and Embed Accurately Closed-Captioned Media

While provides automatic (machine) closed-captioning on all of its media, the captioning may not be accurate.

Use YouTube’s filters to narrow a search and more easily locate accurately closed-captioned media. Always check the quality of the captioning before posting media in eLearning@UNG (D2L).

(UNG login required.) View these instructions as a PDF

How to Use YouTube Filters

Go to

1. Type a keyword or topic in the search box (ex. solar panels).

2. Click Filter to open the drop-down menu below the search box.

Screenshot of YouTube filter menu with closed captions highlighted
Screenshot of YouTube video result with "CC" highlighted
Look for “CC” under the description.

3. Click a filter item. In this example, we are searching for videos about solar panels that are closed captioned (Subtitles/CC).

YouTube videos with the letters “CC” in a gray box under the description have been corrected. Always check the quality of the captioning before posting media in D2L.

Optional: Click the Filter icon again and select from the list to add an additional filter, or click the “X” next to the filtered item to remove the filter.

Screenshot of YouTube search result videos list after searching for solar panels with closed-captioning
YouTube filtered search result page of videos that contain improved closed-captioning.

Scroll down to view the videos.

After choosing a video, click the video’s title or thumbnail image. A larger version of the video will load.

Image of the bottom of a YouTube video player with the Share link highlighted on the bottom right

4. Click the Share link under the video player and then click Embed.

After clicking Embed code link of the  YouTube video, click the COPY button on highlighted here on the bottom right

5. Click the COPY button on the bottom right corner to copy the Embed code.

Embed a YouTube Video in an eLearning@UNG (D2L) Course

In a course module, create a File and type a title.

6. Click the Insert Stuff icon (top icon row of the Brightspace Editor box).

7. Select Enter Embed Code from the Insert Stuff drop-down menu.

D2L file with Brightspace Editor. Click Insert Stuff icon is located on the Brightspace Editor box top row. The drop-down menu with Enter Embed Code

8. Paste the YouTube video’s embed code into the Enter Embed Code box.

Screenshot of Embed Code pasted from the YouTube video into the Enter Embed Code box. Next button is below the box on the bottom left. To the right is the Back and Close buttons.

9. Click the Next button and click the Insert button.

Additional text, instructions, or videos can be added to the file in the Brightspace Editor. Click Save to save your changes. Click Save and Close when done.

Additional Resources

Alternative Sources for Videos

Video Databases: Films On Demand and Alexander Street provide professionally closed-captioned educational videos. These videos do not contain advertising and are easily added to eLearning@UNG (D2L) courses. Read the story.

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