VoiceThread Closed Captioning

There are two options available to caption audio/video slides and comments in VoiceThread. 

Automated Captioning via VoiceThread

All audio/video in VoiceThread slides and comments are now automatically captioned. Automated captions are viewed by turning on the closed captioning display within a VoiceThread. Captions should appear on your VoiceThread within 10–15 minutes of saving the audio/video. The automated captions are not ADA compliant without editing by the content specialist to ensure accuracy. Currently, automated captions are only available in English. If it does not detect any English, the slide/comment will not be captioned. To learn how to edit captions, see more information here.

CaptionSync professional captioning (recommended for ADA compliance)

CaptionSync captioning is only available when a student requires it for an accommodation through ADA. CaptionSync captioning should be used when needing to meet ADA standards. If your student has an accommodation and you need captioning through CaptionSync, please email teachingtools@umsystem.edu and once we confirm we will give you access. Manual professional captioning by CaptionSync should be mostly accurate with minimal editing necessary, mostly for specialized terms. If you use CaptionSync, the new manual captions will override any previously existing automated VoiceThread captions. Times vary, but CaptionSync captions may take up to a couple of days to process.

For more information on captioning, including how to edit captions, please see this link.

Please direct any questions about captioning to teachingtools@umsystem.edu

Modified on: Mon, Nov 14, 2022 at 2:28 PM

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