Innovative Approaches to Closed Captions and Transcriptsin Blackboard VideosDoug HenryAdjunct Instructor – CIS-101Co-consp...
Some Terminology• Transcript - text of the audio in a video or audio presentation• Captioning - synchronizing the transcri...
Regulatory Aspects• Rehabilition Act – 1973    • Section 508 - All federal electronic and information      technology must...
Benefits of Captioning• Comprehension - hearing impaired, ESL• Subtitles and translations• Search engines - indexing video...
CIS-101 Videos• Prepared by Jason Monroe and Cheri Coder-Kembell• Video tutorials on first assignment for each weekly less...
Transcripts• Typed - while listening to narration• Voice Recognition - Dragon, Windows 7    • Self: Train for best results...
• Presenting transcripts in Blackboard    • Separate PDF (open in new window)    • Scrolling text box in Bb (edit HTML)   ...
Adding Closed Captions• Submit file to YouTube• Caption file formats    • Plain text with blank lines - example    • SRT -...
Autocaption in YouTube (machine processing) – not quite thereyet…
More …Translations• Transcripts – Google  Translate can do PDF files,  and posting translations is  easy• Captions – multi...
Interactive Transcripts – Cool Commercial Examplehttp://www.3playmedia.com/
Interactive TranscriptsHome grown (tinkering) - for students who cannot access YouTube –uses <iframe> and Flash player ‘se...
Some Lessons Learned   • Teamwork under pressure - learning from colleagues   • KISS - the technology will catch up fast  ...
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Innovation in YouTube Captions and Transcripts

  1. 1. Innovative Approaches to Closed Captions and Transcriptsin Blackboard VideosDoug HenryAdjunct Instructor – CIS-101Co-conspirators:Jason Monroe - Videos and transcriptsCheri Coder-Kembell - Videos and transcriptsRebecca Waldo - Transcripts, YouTube, and BlackBoardSummary:We discuss approaches used in the preparation of the training videos forthe new CIS-101 shell. During the shell development, members of theteam considered various closed-captioning and transcripttechniques, finally settling on videos in YouTube, to take advantage ofthe captioning and transcript capability. We mention alternatives toaccommodate students who cannot access YouTube.
  2. 2. Some Terminology• Transcript - text of the audio in a video or audio presentation• Captioning - synchronizing the transcript to the video - include meaning and sound effects • Closed Captions - Able to turn on or off (CC) - play in a separate video track • Open Captions - imbedded in the video - always on• Subtitles - Brief, mainly for translation and for emphasis• Post-production – Captions added after the video is created – increasingly being automated• Real time – Captions added during play – typed by someone more focused than I, with really good hearing…
  3. 3. Regulatory Aspects• Rehabilition Act – 1973 • Section 508 - All federal electronic and information technology must be accessible to people with disabilities • Section 504 - People with disabilities get equal access to any program or activity that receives federal subsidy - includes video and audio class content.• 21st Century Video Communications & Accessibility Act - expands closed caption requirements for all online video that previously aired on television.• OTC Disability Support Services (DSS) - speech-to-text, note taking, visual describing, alternative formats, tape recording
  4. 4. Benefits of Captioning• Comprehension - hearing impaired, ESL• Subtitles and translations• Search engines - indexing videos online - repurposing video information• Workplace viewing, noisy surroundings, mobile• Interactive captioning - text search, seeking, bookmarking
  5. 5. CIS-101 Videos• Prepared by Jason Monroe and Cheri Coder-Kembell• Video tutorials on first assignment for each weekly lesson - 1 to 3 per unit – 12 units – 5 to 15 minutes each• Screen capture using Camtasia - narration added - posted to YouTube in a CIS-101 channel• Screen capture tools: Commercial (Camtasia, Captivate, Snagit), free (Camstudio), online (Screencast-o-matic, Jing)• Features to look for: • Various window, cursor, options • File save options (quality, filesize) • ‘Callouts’ • ‘Autopan’ • Audio, webcam recording
  6. 6. Transcripts• Typed - while listening to narration• Voice Recognition - Dragon, Windows 7 • Self: Train for best results • Other narrator: Play at 1/2 speed, listen and narrate into Dragon or Windows 7 Dragon Win 7
  7. 7. • Presenting transcripts in Blackboard • Separate PDF (open in new window) • Scrolling text box in Bb (edit HTML) HTML: <div style=“height:120px; width:100%;overflow:scroll;”>text</div>
  8. 8. Adding Closed Captions• Submit file to YouTube• Caption file formats • Plain text with blank lines - example • SRT - YouTube – example • Others (Flash, iPod, DVD, Win Media, QT) Plain Text SRT
  9. 9. Autocaption in YouTube (machine processing) – not quite thereyet…
  10. 10. More …Translations• Transcripts – Google Translate can do PDF files, and posting translations is easy• Captions – multiple captions can be added to YouTube videosInteractive transcripts• Becoming more popular• Allow highlighting in transcript to jump to a point in the video• YouTube example:
  11. 11. Interactive Transcripts – Cool Commercial Examplehttp://www.3playmedia.com/
  12. 12. Interactive TranscriptsHome grown (tinkering) - for students who cannot access YouTube –uses <iframe> and Flash player ‘seek’ to start video at certain point
  13. 13. Some Lessons Learned • Teamwork under pressure - learning from colleagues • KISS - the technology will catch up fast • Make it FUN!References • http://www.google.com/support/youtube/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer= 100077 - Adding captions and subtitles • http://www.google.com/support/youtube/bin/answer.py?answer=100076 – Options for generating captions • http://googlesystem.blogspot.com/2010/06/youtubes-interactive- transcripts.html - Adding interactive transcripts • http://www.3playmedia.com/company/webinars/ - several good webinars on closed captioning - including Sec 508, interactive captioning, search and accessibility, university examples
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