I have a student who requires captions in my course and I have videos that have not yet been captioned. What can I do to assist this student?
If you actively have a student who requires captions in your course and some of the content isn’t captioned, contact the SAS Access Specialist, Aaron Holmes, as soon as possible. Aaron will work with you to expedite the captioning request and ensure that the student has access to the content.
I have live course sessions being taught remotely (via Zoom or another live streaming service) and there is a student who requires captions in my course. How can I have my live online classes captioned?
The first step is to fill out the Synchronous DECT Grant Request spreadsheet. This request will require that you include the dates of each live online session and the length of each live online session. If you are unsure of how often the live online class sessions will take place please include all possible meeting dates. After a grant request is submitted it is not possible to add dates that were not included in the original request.
*Please note that it could take up to 3 weeks after the Synchronous DECT Grant Request is submitted before funding is available and live captioning is in place.
I have created a video for my course and I want to caption the video myself. Are there any tools you can recommend?
If you upload your media to Canvas Studio or YouTube you have the ability to caption the video yourself. It is recommended to start with a typed transcript. If you don’t have a typed transcript you can create an auto-generated caption file. Note that the auto-generated caption file will not be 100% accurate and must be reviewed/edited to create correct and compliant captions. Below are links to directions on captioning for both Canvas Studio and YouTube.
Are automatic captions or auto-generated captions compliant?
The fact that the video has automatic or auto-generated captions does not necessarily mean that the video is compliant. If the automatic captions are reviewed and they are accurate without missing any content, then they would be compliant captions. If the automatic captions are not accurate, they can be modified to be accurate and then the video would be compliant.
I have videos for my course Where auto-generated captions Are not usable. how can I get these videos captioned?
At this time, due to recent changes in captioning funds from the Chancellor's office it is recommended that you contact the SAS Access Specialist, Aaron Holmes. He will work to determine what funds are available based on the request and assist with determining how best to caption the videos.