To support students impacted by COVID-19 travel restrictions, the University has enabled automatic machine-generated captions (which also produces a transcript file) for all Kaltura videos from 21 February, 2020 onwards.

Captions can also be ordered for Kaltura videos uploaded before 21 February 2020 (a transcript file will also be produced). The captions can be edited online and it is also possible to download the transcript file.

While Kaltura videos will generally be accessible for students in China, some students may be challenged by low bandwidth. Transcripts will be an important alternative for students where streaming video is not feasible.

Warning: In order for students to see the video's transcripts, they must be added to the Learn.UQ (Blackboard) course site via the Course Gallery option. If videos are added to their Learn.UQ course site via the method described in Insert a Kaltura Video into a Content Area, students will not be able to see the transcript.

Note: The transcripts are machine-generated and their accuracy varies with the audio quality of the recording and the level of technical language used. As advised in the Guidance for teaching cohorts impacted by coronavirus resource, teaching staff should monitor the quality of the transcripts and edit if required.

Note: Students should be advised that transcripts are ‘best effort’, and should not be treated as a substitute for the original audio or any text content provided.

Note: If you would like another member of your teaching staff to edit the video, you can do so by adding them as a collaboarator. Consult the Change Video Ownership section in the Kaltura Capture - My Media guide for more information.

3. Upload Manually-Created Script

Use this option only if you want to upload a manually-created script to your recording.

  1. Access My Media via Blackboard.

my media link in learn.uq welcome page

  1. Select the video that you would like to upload the manuallty-created script for.

Note: Do not select the Edit button as it does not include the function to add captions.

video link and thumbnail circled

  1. Select Actions, then Edit.

actions selected, the edit selected

  1. Select Captions then the Upload captions file button.

captions selected, then upload captions file selected

  1. In Select a file:, select the Browse… button.

in select a file section, browse button selected

  1. Select the required file then select Open.

Note: The required file must be in SRT format.

in downloads folder of harddrive, test cap text file selected, open button selected

  1. Select English from the Language drop-down menu.
  2. In Label, type in the name of the transcript.  
  3. Select Save.

in language drop-down menu, english is selected. Label is titled Transcript (English), save button selected

  1. Once uploaded, the caption information is now visible along with the Actions:                               
    1. Set as Default: Select if there are more than one caption files from the list and that caption will appear as the default.
      • Note: The default caption will have a black tick under Actions.      
    2. Edit: Select if you would like to edit the caption file.                                                                       
      • Note: If changes were made, the save icon under Actions needs to be selected.       
    3. Delete: Select if you would like to delete the captions file.     
    4. Download: Select if you would like to download the captions file as an SRT file.

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