Center for Academic Technologies

Digital Accessibility

Creating Videos & Captioning

CSUMB utilizes the following tools for transcription and captioning:

Zoom Recordings

What are closed captions in zoom? Closed captioning allows you or another meeting attendee, assigned by the host, to add closed captioning in a meeting. In a webinar, closed captioning can be typed by the host, co-host, or a panelist assigned by the host. You can type the closed captions directly via Zoom or you can integrate a third party service.

Viewing closed captioning in Zoom. On the controller, you will see CC appear on the settings icon when Closed Captions are available for a meeting. Click on Settings and toggle Closed Caption to on. ... Closed Captions will now appear on the Zoom Room.

You can also integrate a third-party closed captioning service. At CSUMB we use Automatic Sync/Caption Sync to request a live captioner to your Zoom meeting. This is at a cost of $120 an hour, which your department will be responsible for. You can request the live captioner through CAT. Automatic Sync:

How to request Closed captioning or Remote Cart in CaptionSync. For CAT's use

Zoom. Getting started with Closed Captioning.

Captioning in Zoom for students needing accommodations (For SDR)

Panopto Basics Video Tutorials & Captioning

Other Video Tips

Tip: Use captioned video's in class, if the video you are using or the existing title in the CSUMB Library Film Collection is not closed-captioned, you can conduct a search for a captioned copy in the marketplace using the Described and Captioned Media Program administered through the National Association of the Deaf.

The following is a video on how to filter your searches when using YouTube so that only Closed Captioned video results are returned. To do a search, type your search phrase in the search bar followed by the letters CC to obtain videos that contain closed captions.