As you're preparing video content, you need to consider individuals who are deaf, who are hard of hearing, or whose native language may not be the language the video was recorded in. Captions or transcripts may also help those who do not have speakers or who may be viewing the video in a noisy environment.
All video content posted online or shown in class must either be closed-captioned or have a written transcript to go along with it. An easy way to accomplish this it to write a script before recording a video that can be used for captioning or as a transcript.
Captions are text that is displayed while the video is being played, or when users click on the cc button. They may include text of what is spoken during the video, or may describe what viewers are seeing, hearing, or experiencing.
Videos uploaded for classroom use by UD instructors will be automatically closed-captioned by Rev.com.
If you're uploading your course videos to Warpwire Video, there's a quick and easy way to request closed-captioning from Rev (a captioning service).
How to request captions from Warpwire:
- Locate the Warpwire video you wish to have captioned.
- Click on the ... (ellipsis symbol) next to it.
- Click on Settings.
- Click on the Add button next to "Captions".
- Click on Request Caption.
- Click on Create Request.
- Click on the X.
- Within 3-5 business days, captions for your video will be automatically added.
If you're uploading your course videos to YouTube, they have a built-in feature that allows you to transcribe and auto-sync the captions.
Other Video Sources
If you're using other video sources in your course, check to make sure that captioning is available by clicking on the cc icon at the bottom of the video. If captions are not available, you should supply a written transcript to go along with the video.
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