All videos posted in your Canvas courses must be captioned. Please review the following scenarios for captioning options available to faculty.
Scenario 1: I create my own instructional videos and host them on YouTube
Solution: YouTube Caption Editor
Watch this short video to learn how to edit YouTube’s automatic captions.
Note: YouTube has a new YouTube Studio interface. Many of the features you will need are missing. Save yourself a headache and switch back to Creator Studio Classic!
- Go to YouTube Studio and sign into your account
- In the bottom left menu, click Creator Studio Classic
Print out this “cheatsheet” to keep at your desk for reference.
Scenario 2: I create my own instructional videos, but do not want to use YouTube
Solution: 3C Media
3C Media Benefits:
- FREE video storage for faculty, staff, and administrators of the CA Community College system
- Share videos privately or publicly
- Request captioning in a few simple steps
Create an account and request the ability to upload videos.
Watch this video to learn how to register for a 3C Media account.
Watch this video to learn how to upload videos to your 3C Media account.
Watch this video to learn about the 3C Media Canvas LTI.
Scenario 3: I use third-party YouTube videos that have auto-generated captions
Solution: Copy/Paste the Captions from YouTube
Even if you do not own the YouTube video, you can access the captions/transcript, which you can then put into a text file to work with in another captioning tool. Watch this video to learn how.
Once you have downloaded the caption/transcript file from YouTube, use Amara to add the captions to the video.
Scenario 4: I use third-party YouTube videos that do not have automatic captions
Create a free account with Amara and use their editor to caption third-party videos from YouTube and/or Vimeo. Watch the video below to learn more about Amara’s captioning interface.
Live Captioning in Zoom
Fullerton College Distance Education can provide live captioning for Zoom sessions and/or webinars through Verbit.ai.
One Week in Advance:
- Email email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org to request live captioning. Please provide the following information:
- Course name & CRN
- Student name
- Dates, times, Zoom URL and Zoom password for each scheduled session.
- Cory Thomas or Heather Skratulia will schedule your live caption sessions in Verbit and send you instructions on how to set up the captioning within your Zoom session.