Creating Captions and Transcripts Using Panopto
To provide accessible content (captioned video & transcript) for online courses.
Generate, and review/correct, captions using Panopto’s auto-caption (ASR) feature. Create a text transcript from those captions.
Panopto’s auto-caption feature WILL MAKE MISTAKES; it generates captions with about 80% accuracy. In order to comply with ADA requirements, these captions need to be reviewed and corrected in order to achieve as close to 100% accuracy as possible. Please see DLINQ’s Caption Style Guide for guidelines as to what to include and omit, length of captions, etc.
Creating And Editing Captions in Panopto
- Follow these instructions to auto-generate captions for your video in Panopto
- Follow these instructions to edit those captions to ensure accuracy. Once those steps are completed, you are ready to create a transcript.
Creating a Transcript From Panopto Captions
Pantopo does not have a built-in tool to create a transcript, but we can use the (edited and corrected) caption file to generate text for a transcript.
Once you have generated captions and corrected them, to create a transcript:
- download the caption file (.srt file) from Panopto (click on the video’s settings > captions > click the toggle under Available Captions > download file
- Go to the Subtitle Tools website and upload the caption file you just downloaded to your computer. De-select the “Empty line between cues” box, and click Extract Text
- You can either View Text and copy/paste into a Google doc/Word doc etc, or download the .txt file
- We recommend saving a copy of the transcript using one of these methods, rather than just copy/pasting the text directly into Canvas
- Format the transcript text into short, topical paragraphs
- Add transcripts into Canvas