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.

6. Edit the Transcript File

Note: This step is predominantly for staff who wish to access the attachments in the video.

Note:  If you have already edited the captions, the transcript file will also be updated.

  1. Open the .txt file.

Note: The file will have the extension txt and can be opened with Word or Notepad.

  1. Edit as required.

text being edited and selected

Tip: In some sections of the recording where the transcript is not relevant you may wish to replace the text with directions to view another resource i.e. when working through a calculation you may advise "working through calculation the full solution can be found at...." 

  1. Save the file.