ClassLive/Collaborate Captioning Option
Closed-Captioning is an accessibility feature of Collaborate that enables session attendees to transcribe audio information for deaf and hard-of-hearing attendees while a session is in progress. The transcribed text can be viewed by other session attendees in the live session and in a recording of the session. It can also be saved to a text file.
There are two types of closed-captioning windows: one for entering closed-captioning text (input window) and one for reading the text (view-only window).
Note: Closed-Captioning windows always stay on top of other windows so they are easily accessed.
The Closed-Captioning window enables you to do the following:
- read closed-captioning text;
- change the closed-captioning source
- change window display options
- save the closed-captioning text
Step 1: Enable captioning as an option on each user that should have access to type. Select the permissions on their name, and in the dropdown menu, select 'Closed-Captioning' as seen in the image below.
Step 2: Captioner selects from 'Window,' 'Show Closed-Captioned Input.' Participant selects from 'Window,' 'Show Closed-Captioning.' See below image.
To open the Closed-Captioning view-only window, do one of the following:
- Enter Control+F8 (Command-F8 on Mac).
- From the Window menu, select Closed-Captioning.
If no one is currently entering closed-captioning text, the Closed-Captioning window will state [No caption source available].
If someone is entering closed-captioning text, the Closed-Captioning window will display who is entering the Closed-Captioning text in the Source menu. In the example below, Lucy entered the text.
Note: The view window keeps a history of the captions. If you close and reopen it, it will retain the captions that you received when the window was previously open. It will not, however, display any captions entered by a captioner while you had the window closed.