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Captioning Videos

The ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) has increased accessibility in a wide range of areas.  One of those areas is education.  At GCC, and the district as a whole, we are to make sure that all videos that we provide to our students have proper captions with them.  This means that any video we link to or embed or show or use for the class should have accurate captions with them.

There are several ways to get captions onto your videos.  Which one you use depends on what works best for your situation.  As always, the CTLE is available to help when you need it and we can walk you through any of the options you see below!

Using YouTube’s Captioning Options

Often the easiest is YouTube’s Automatic Captioning option.  Please watch the highly entertaining video below to see how it is done!

Click Here to Get Instructions on Adding Your Own Captions to Youtube

Using a Great and Free Website, Amara, To Add Captions to Your Videos

Click Here to See the First of Four Steps (It is Suggested That You Watch All Four) To Add Captions to Your Videos

Canvas works with Amara to translate videos that were uploaded or recorded within Canvas.  Click on the link below to see how to use this great tool!

Uploading or Recording a Video in Canvas and Adding Captions

Using Captions With Screencast-O-Matic

Captioning With Screencast-O-Matic

Using Captions with Camtasia

Speech to Text

Sync with Script

Add Captions Manually

Import and Export

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