Teaching Tip: Caption your course videos to benefit everyone

Video is becoming more common in online courses as a way to increase instructor presence, vary the learning experience, and meet the expectations of students. However, to meet accessibility requirements under federal law, videos in any online course must contain accurate captions.

Read this week’s tip for steps to add captions to your video.

— Teaching Tip by Sean Holland, M.A., who has a background in foreign language education and motion graphics and is a Google-certified education trainer.

In this still shot from a video, UAF Assistant Professor of Biology Devin Drown delivers a Learning Glass lecturette with a professionally transcribed caption. Automatic speech recognition software first produced a caption that read “humans chimps given lemur gorilla and by no boss."
In this still shot from a video, UAF Assistant Professor of Biology Devin Drown delivers a Learning Glass lecturette with a professionally transcribed caption. Automatic speech recognition software first produced a caption that read “humans chimps given lemur gorilla and by no boss.”