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Increasing the Accessibility of Zoom Video with Auto Transcription

Zoom allows you to record yourself and share your screen to incorporate visuals (i.e. presentation slides, websites, etc.). By using the auto transcription feature, you can easily edit and add captions to your recordings in Canvas.

Caveat: This process works best with short video segments (14 minutes or less).

Suggested Uses:

This is a good option for humanizing your course with your presence. This process is also ideal for creating a a warm and welcoming self-introduction video, course tour, to show students how to navigate and locate important resources, and bumper videos to introduce a topic or provide a module overview. It’s also ideal for microlectures where you are teaching a concept or showing students ‘how’ to complete an assignment.

Turn on Auto Transcription

Before you record, turn on Auto Transcription in your Zoom Settings.

  1. Login to your MyCI Dashboard.
  2. Select Zoom to locate your Settings on the left side
  3. Click on Recording to open the recording tab
  4. Within the Cloud recording section under Advanced cloud recording settings click the Audio Transcript checkbox to enable it.
  5. Lastly, click Save to confirm the change.

Locate your Zoom Recording

  1. Select Recordings from your Zoom Dashboard Menu to the left of your screen.
  2. Select Cloud Recordings from the menu at the top of your screen
  3. Select the recording you want to edit

Edit the Transcript

  1. Select the video recording. It will open in a new window.
  2. Your video will play and the auto transcript will appear in a column to the right of your video.
  3. Select the pencil icon next to text blocks you want to edit
  4. Select Save to update the transcript

Download the Video & Transcript

If you simply download your video as an mp.4 file, the transcript will not appear in the video. Download the Audio Transcript separately. In Canvas you will be able to upload the transcript file as closed captions.

  1. Return to the window that shows all files for your recording
  2. Mouse over the file titled, Shared Screen with Speaker View
  3. Select the download arrow icon. The file will download to your computer as an MP4 file. You can locate and save it as you would any other download.
  4. Mouse over the file titled, Audio transcript
  5. Select the download arrow icon. The file will download to your computer as a VTT file. You can locate and save it as you would any other download.

Embed in Canvas

Go to Canvas. You can upload the video and caption file anywhere you can access the Rich Content Editor (RCE) (i.e. pages, assignments, discussions, etc.). Follow the Canvas Guides linked below to learn how to upload your video and add the caption file. You can upload the video and the caption file at the same time. It is a good idea to look at both guides first before you get started.

  1. How to upload and embed a video file
  2. How to add captions to new or uploaded videos

It can take several minutes for the video and captions to process. Once processed, you can play the video and select the CC icon to turn on the captions. If captions do not appear right away, wait a few more minutes to allow them to process.

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Updated on November 24, 2021

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