Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Captioning Video Instructions
Instead of repeating the process multiple times for a few individuals, I've taken to capturing the processes in video. This way students can rewind and review the steps as often as they need.
With a classroom set of headphones slowly deteriorating, occasionally a student complains about not being able to hear the audio. Sometimes I did not capture it with the best quality and other times the room can be too noisy to hear the video.
My solution is to add closed captions! Inside YouTube I can go to Video Manager, select the video to edit and choose Subtitles & CC. The process for adding captions is straightforward and can be edited at any time. The longer the video though, the longer it will take to transcribe.
One thing I noticed was the goofy way I talked through the steps. By writing out a script beforehand, I could edit my sentences and have a transcript to upload. It is possible to manually key captions and adjust their position in the video, but takes longer.