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Captioning for Live & Recorded Video Conferencing Sessions
As the need for virtual meetings, class sessions, and events continue to grow, so does the need to make those sessions accessible to everyone. Automated captioning and live transcription features are becoming more available in a variety of video and web conferencing platforms. Each platform differs in the way captions are integrated, enabled and displayed. This article provides information on the video and web conferencing platforms NDSU provides and supports.
Video and Web Conferencing Platforms
Host Enabling Closed Captioning
To enable Closed captioning for your own use:
- Sign in to the NDSU.Zoom.us web portal.
- In the navigation panel, click Settings.
- Click the Meeting tab.
- Under In Meeting (Advanced), verify that Closed captioning is enabled.
- When starting a meeting allow participants to request captions by clicking on the Live Transcript button in the bottom of your Zoom window
- Select Enable Live Transcript and allow participants to request Live Transcript.
NOTE: once live transcript (captions) is enabled, you will see the live-transcript below your video, but they will not automatically appear for your participants. Participants must click the CC (Live Transcript) button to view the live-transcription (closed captioning).
Participant Requesting Closed Captioning
Participants of meetings can request to have captioning enabled during the session.
- When a meeting has started, as a participant, click on the Live Transcript button in the Meeting Control area, bottom of the window
- You will be prompted with a pop-up to Request that the host enable Live Transcription for the meeting?. You can check the box to ask anonymously or just request and your host will receive the request as anonymous or with your name.
- The Meeting Host will be prompted to Enable or Decline
Blackboard Collaborate Ultra
- Go to the top of the Teams window and click on the three dots in the middle of the controls task bar.
- In the drop down list select Turn on Captions
- Captions will appear at the bottom of the Teams window.
- Captions identify each speaker as the meeting continues.
- If a participant does want their name listed, the feature must be disabled in the personal settings prior to the meeting.
- Prior to joining a meeting, in the standard Teams window, click on the three dots next to your profile picture in the top task bar.
- Settings > Captions and Transcripts > enable/disable (slider button)