This article is looking at how Caption.Ed can be used by academic provided the software through a site licence at their university.


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Overview

For many academic staff at our universities Caption.Ed is your life line for quickly generating captions for live or pre-recorded media. We've all heard of the it taking 3 hours to update or create captions for a 1 hour lecture, this doesn't need to be the case.


Caption.Ed will help lecturers create amazingly accurate and subject specific captions instantly. We also provide a leading edge editing suite to support human moderation when required and an artificial intelligence driven triaging system, to flag captions that need some human TLC.

Generating Captions.

Once the member of staff has the software installed they can navigate to any media and begin to caption. Caption.Ed can be used in live learning environments, pre-recorded lectures or even in face-face sessions.

All captions generated for university media are stored on the users dashboard, which can be accessed via our website. The member of staff will be able to see the video he's used Caption.Ed on and the full transcript for that session. YOU DON'T HAVE TO WATCH THE FULL VIDEO, YOU'LL STILL GET A FULL TRANSCRIPT.

The member of staff can then click on any transcript, open it in our leading edge transcript editor and make speedy edits. They can also download the transcript as a VTT file, TXT file or a DOCX file, if they wanted to pair the captions to the original media.

Triaging captions

When we generate and store captions we also provide a triaging system, this is to alert you to which captions might most need some human attention. Next to each stored caption is a confidence rating (this is not Word Error Rate). We generally suggest anything below 50% confidence needs some human attention.

Editing Captions

When wanting to edit captions we provide a state of the art transcript editor. Our transcript editor will provide you the full time stamped transcript, linked to the original media. You can click through the transcript and it will jump to the specific area of the media it refers to. You can change the speed of the play back and even use an array of keyboard shortcuts.

What's really impressive is our Transcript Editor will highlight the areas of the transcript that need most attention to save you time sifting through for errors.

All changes to transcripts are logged.

Collective Captioning

All edits made to transcript are saved on the central Caption.Ed account for that institution which means that if a user goes back to a piece of media and uses Caption.Ed. If edits have been made they'll be served up the newest most up to date captions.

Assigning tasks

Sometime another user might flag a piece of media that needs human attention. This can be raised to an institutional administrator who can then flag the media to the member of academic staff to review.

These tasks will appear in the task list along with an email notification. Once done the transcript can be marked as edited and the task complete.

Similarly sometimes editing might be done by someone other than academic staff and as such the task could be sent to another user to edit.

Support and queries

Rest assured that if a student falls into difficulty using Caption.Ed the can contact our team at any time, using the support features built into the application or via our website.


For any further queries please contact [email protected]

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