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How do I create transcripts or captions for recordings?

Echo360 automatically generates transcripts of spoken English for any capture published to a course. The captioning is done using automatic speech recognition (ASR) and is 70-80% accurate. Once the ASR transcription is complete, you can edit the transcript to improve its accuracy and set it to appear on the video itself as captions.

ASR transcription was enabled on October 9, 2020 and applies to all recordings published on or after that date. To request transcription for an earlier recording, contact edtech@tufts.edu with the name of the course and the title of the recording.

Viewing transcripts

Go to your Echo360 course and click on the class row that contains your recording.

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Click on the Transcription icon to open the transcription panel.

If you do not see a Transcription icon, the video does not have a transcription, or the transcription is still processing.

Editing automated transcripts

Go to your Echo360 course and click on the Play icon for the video.

An menu will appear.

Select "Edit Transcript"

The Transcript Editor appears.

Click the "Edit Transcript" button to change text or speaker cues.

For more information about the transcript editor functions, see the Echo360 help files: Editing a Transcript using the Transcript Editor.

Turning a transcript into captions

In the Transcript Editor, click the "Apply to CC" button.

The transcript text will appear as captions on the video. Students can view captions by clicking the "CC" button in the player.

Requesting human captioning

If a student in your course has a documented accommodation request, ETS will work with Student Accessibility Services to provide human-generated captions for your videos. Contact edtech@tufts.edu to request this service.