Faculty are asked to make sure that videos shown in their classroom or listed on the syllabus are captioned. This is mandatory in any class where a student suffers from hearing loss. It is recommended in all classrooms because it can also be helpful to international students or students for whom English is not a first language, those who have illnesses that are temporarily effecting their hearing, those who can not hear well due to background noise and those who are visual learners.
The easiest way to provide captions is to turn on Closed Captioning options where they exist.
If you have a video without captions, you need to allow time to have them captioned.
Steps to Captioning:
1. Get permission from producer of video to caption (sometimes they already have a version captioned and can share that version, otherwise they will give you permission to caption). You may also want to ask the producer if they have a transcript.
2. Get a transcript of the video (dictate as you watch it into voice dictation tool or take down by hand/keyboard). *
3. Use Camtasia software on the computer in the small testing room near the Writing Studio on the first floor of the Cole Library to caption your films.* A brief description is here:
* If you need help, please contact the Academic Media Studio or the Coordinator for Academic Support and Advising