Captioning and Transcription for Online and Blended Courses
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, we can help!
Due to limited resources, videos/podcasts must be under 10 minutes in length. Studies show that videos and podcasts are most effective when they are delivered in short (under 10 min) chunks, and we only have one dedicated student for all requests. Furthermore, the videos you submit must be self-made (made by you, a student, or a colleague). We can not caption external videos – ones you find on YouTube or get from a publisher, for example. You should contact the creators of those external videos and ask them for captions.
To get started, please email our student worker, Anthony Dugas, at firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Anthony will then be in contact with you to begin the process. Once your request is submitted, please plan for a 2 week turnaround time.
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, we recommend 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.