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Panopto Captioning

 

The Law

Section 508
Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 was amended in 1998 to require Federal agencies to make electronic and information technology (EIT) accessible to people with disabilities. The accessibility of electronic content like video is also required in this amendment.
  • 1194.22 (B): Equivalent alternatives for any multimedia presentation shall be synchronized with the presentation.
  • 1194.24 (C): All training and informational video and multimedia productions which support the agency’s mission, regardless of format, that contain speech or other audio information necessary for the comprehension of the content, shall be open or closed captioned.
  • 1194.24 (E): Display or presentation of alternate text presentation or audio descriptions shall be user-selectable unless permanent.

Universal Design

Creating edited Closed Captioning for recorded lecture content in Panopto is beneficial for a variety of student populations, not just the hearing impaired.

  • Closed Captioning helps English as a Second Language (ESL) students follow along with their lecturer.
  • Students can search through captions to locate specific information for review.
  • Students studying in public places can more easily access the lecture content without headphones.
  • Reading lecture content may help some students retain information more easily.

Process your Panopto Video for Automatic Captions

Note: Sessions recorded after 12/17/2016 should skip to Importing Automatic Captions in Panopto
  1. Log-in to https://umkc.hosted.panopto.com using your SSO.
  2. Locate the course folder associated with the video you want to caption. Open the folder by selecting it.
    Type in the name of the course that you are looking for using the Browse search area in Panopto.
  3. On the left-hand side of your screen, your course recordings will appear. Hover over the title of the video you would like to caption. A contextual menu will appear including Settings, Share, Edit, Stats, and Delete.
    Hover over individual video titiles to show menu options including Settings, Share, Edit, Stats, and Delete
  4. Select “Settings.”
  5. A pop-up will now appear. Select “Search” in the left-hand menu bar.
    Select the Search option in the pop up to process video for captions.
  6. Under the “Smart Search” heading, select the “Process” link.
    • Note: If your recording contains a “Reprocess” link, select that link now.
  7. In a few minutes, machine-generated captions will be completed for your recording and the option for “Import automatic captions” will be available in the editor.
    • Note: Processing time depends on the length of the video. It may take a day or two for processing to be completed.
  8. Proceed to Import Automatic Captions for Your Panopto Video.

For additional help with Panopto, visit their dedicated support page.

 

Import Automatic Captions for Your Panopto Video

  1. Go to https://umkc.hosted.panopto.com and log-in using your SSO.
  2. Locate the course folder associated with the video you want to caption. Open the folder by selecting it.
  3. On the left-hand side of your screen, your course recordings will appear. Hover over the title of the video you would like to caption. A contextual menu will appear including Settings, Share, Edit, Stats, and Delete.
    Hover over individual video titiles to show menu options including Settings, Share, Edit, Stats, and Delete
  4. Select “Edit.”
  5. A Panopto Editor screen will appear in a new window. Select “Captions” in the left-hand menu bar.
    Select the captions option in the pop up to import captions.
  6. You should now see an Import captions drop down menu. Click on the drop-down menu.
    Clicking the Import Captions drop-down menu will reveal two options: Import Automatic Captions or Upload or request captions.
  7. If no captions currently exist for this session, import automatic captions by clicking “Import automatic captions.”
    • Note: This is what the drop-down menu will look like if captions do exist for the session.
      Clicking the Import Captions drop-down menu will reveal two options if captions already exist: Replace with automatic captions or Upload or request captions.
  8. Once you’ve imported your captions, select “Publish” on the top, right-hand side of the Editor to save your changes.

For additional help with Panopto, visit their dedicated support page.

 

 

Edit Automatic Captions in Panopto

  1. Go to https://umkc.hosted.panopto.com and log-in using your SSO.
  2. Locate the course folder associated with the video you want to caption. Open the folder by selecting it.
  3. On the left-hand side of your screen, your course recordings will appear. Hover over the title of the video you would like to caption. A contextual menu will appear including Settings, Share, Edit, Stats, and Delete.
    Hover over individual video titiles to show menu options including Settings, Share, Edit, Stats, and Delete
  4. Select “Edit.” A new window will now open containing the Panopto Video Editor.
  5. On the left-hand side of your screen, you will see the editing menu. Select the “Captions” option to edit the video captions.
    Panopto Video Editor options include Contents, Captions, Slides, Quizzes, Cuts, Streams, and Open in Advanced Editor.
  6. The machine-generated captions for your Panopto video should now appear.
    • Note: To the right of each caption, you will see it’s timestamp. This indicates the time that the caption will appear for the viewer.
      Select Captions to edit captions on a Panopto video.
  7. To edit a caption, click on the caption. Type in any changes you need to make.
    To edit individual captions, click on the caption. Edits can be made in the caption box.
  8. To edit a timestamp, hover over the caption and select the pencil icon that appears to the right.
    Hovering over a caption will reveal the pencil icon.
  9. An Edit Caption pop-up will appear. Edit the timestamp under the Time heading.
    The Edit Caption pop-up allows you to edit the caption itself or edit it's timestamp.
  10. Select “Save” to save your timestamp changes.
  11. To save your changes, select “Publish” in the top, right-hand corner of your screen.
    The publish button appears in the top, right-hand corner of the screen.

For additional help with Panopto, visit their dedicated support page.

Panopto Resources

Panopto Captioning Support

This documentation will show how to get Caption Services for your Panopto recordings and the frequently asked questions that goes along with it.

UMKC Resources

Accessibility Open Lab

Do you have concerns or questions about accessibility? Do you need help making videos, Word Documents, PowerPoints, Excel Files, or PDFs accessible? Come join our Accessibility Open Lab! Bring your questions and inaccessible materials with you.

Download Instructions to Turn On Automatic Captions on Panopto Videos 

Keep a copy of instructions to turn on automatic captions on Panopto Videos on your computer for easy reference!

Download Instructions to Edit Automatic Captions on Panopto Videos

Keep a copy of instructions to edit automatic captions on Panopto Videos on your computer for easy reference!

Legal and Outside Resources

Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act

Learn about Section 508 and UMKC’s legal obligation to create and deliver accessible content.

WebAiM: Captions, Transcripts, and Audio Descriptions

Learn more about how to create properly captioned videos from WebAIM.