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Adding and Altering Closed Captions in VoiceThread

Using Closed Captioning in VoiceThread

Using closed captioning

You can add closed captioning to any video or audio slide, or to any video or audio comment.

How to add a caption to VoiceThread

Only the person who created a VoiceThread or someone who has editing rights for that VoiceThread may add captions. Get started by accessing the caption dialog for your slide or comment.

For central media slides:

  1. Navigate to the slide that contains the video.
  2. Hover your mouse over the video icon on the left side of the page.
  3. Click on the CC button in the top-right corner of the VoiceThread.

    Add Captions in VoiceThread

  4. Click “Add captions”.
  5. Select your caption file.
  6. Click “OK”.

For comments:

  1. Start playing the comment.
  2. Click on the CC button at the bottom of the comment.

    The CC Button

  3. Select your caption file.
  4. Click “OK”.

This will open the caption dialog box, where you can upload or request your caption. If you are uploading a file manually, just click on “Upload Captions” on this dialog and upload your file.

Upload Captions in Voicethread

VoiceThread accepts caption files in these formats:

  • DFXP
  • SRT
  • SAMI
  • SCC
  • SBV

Altering a caption

Once a caption has been added to a slide or comment in VoiceThread, you can always remove or download that raw caption file. To do that, see the instructions above to access the caption dialog.  If you see the “Download captions” and “Remove captions” buttons, that means a caption file already exists for this media. Click those buttons to download or remove the caption files if needed.

Closed Caption Options

Captions cannot be edited directly in VoiceThread, but you can download a caption file, make changes by hand in a text editor, and then re-upload that same file into VoiceThread.

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