Closed captions are a text version of the spoken part of a television, movie or computer presentation. When you see closed captions in a television show or movie, all effects are noted. If music plays in the background it will note something like: “jazzy music playing lightly in the background” to allow the viewer a fuller understanding of the creative presentation. For academic use like a lecture capture over pictures or slides just typing the text that matches the instructor voice will suffice.
There are multiple ways to create captioning in a lecture video. This section will list the process of adding captions to your lecture video and link to tutorials and instruction sets to use in making high quality, accessible video lectures.
- Use a screencasting tool to record your lecture
- Use YouTube options to create captions
- Embed your video into your Blackboard course content area