YouTube is a great place to store videos for your class and offers options for adding captioning to your videos
How Caption Your Own: add new subtitles or closed captions
- Visit your Video Manager and click the drop-down menu next to the “Edit” button for the video you’d like to add captions to
- Select Subtitles and CC
- Select the original language of the video from the drop-down menu (160 languages)
- Click the Add subtitles or CCbutton
- Choose the language of the subtitles or CC you would like to create
- If you have already started working on that language, you will be brought directly to your draft
- Otherwise, choose one of the following options: “Create new subtitles or CC”, “Transcribe and set timings”, or “Upload a file”. Details below.
Tutorial video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJGiS83eQLk
URI Internal Resource and Procedure:
Office of Online Education
The Office of Online Education is proud to offer video captioning and podcast transcription! If you use self-made, short videos or podcasts (ideally 10 minutes or less) in your online or blended course and would like captioning or transcription, they can help!
- Two weeks in advance of needed captions:
- Please email email@example.com
- put “Caption request” in the subject line, and
- provide the following information:
- your contact info
- course title and number
- Fully online or blended
- file type and length
- date needed
- any special instructions
Please note: ADA law requires that caption and transcript accommodations be available for students with disabilities. However, you often won’t know if such a student will appear on your roster until the beginning of a semester. For this reason, we urge you to submit your request in advance of this possibility. As a matter of best practices, the Office of Online Education recommends that you make at least the first two weeks of your online or blended course fully accessible to avoid last-minute juggling to fulfill accommodation requests.