Introduction to Caption.Ed
Developed in collaboration with UK universities to meet their unique challenges, Caption.Ed provides instant on-demand and cross platform captioning for almost any media and is designed to be distributed across large institutions. Key benefits of Caption.Ed are:
Student led: empowers students to decide which lectures and material they require captioned. Enables them to become independent learners.
Cross Platform: works across all online media, lecture capture systems and video conferencing platforms. Available for Windows and Mac.
Best in class accuracy: leading accuracy for automated captions and coverage of specialist subjects.
Integrated human QA: Integrated and efficient human moderation using leading edge, AI driven tools.
Institutional control and security: tight information security and usage controls to support the University.
Student Led, Cross Platform
Once installed, the Caption.Ed software allows students and staff to caption any media they are required to access for their course, from Panopto, ECHO 360 or Kaltura lectures and Zoom meetings, to Podcasts and YouTube videos. Captions generated by students are customisable, and the transcripts downloadable and editable. The software is available via dedicated browse extensions for Google Chrome and Edge Chromium, desktop applications for Windows and Mac.
For institutional users we can integrate directly into you Zoom account so you get the power of Caption.Ed on all your calls.
Caption.Ed provides best in class accuracy for automated captioning, what more the user can refine the software to hone-in on the subject matter of the media, or even the accent of the speaker to further enhance accuracy. Caption.Ed can also provide captions in foreign languages.
Caption.Ed supports a blended approach of automated captioning with human editing when required. When captions are created and stored, they can also be rated the user. If a piece of media is flagged as being troublesome for automated captioning, then through our institutional dashboard the captions can select and edited, using the Caption.Ed Editing Suite. This allows an institution to make and save edits quickly and efficiently for problem media. Once edits are saved, these captions are then provided to future students when viewing the media.
Institutional Controls and Security
As an institution you are able control how the software is distributed, accessed and used across the university down to a granular level. With Caption.Ed users across an institution can use captions collectively, meaning when one user generates captions for a piece of university media, those captions can be stored within the institutional account, and reused when future students view the same media with Caption.Ed. Caption.Ed is fully GDPR compliant and tight information security policies and processes to ensure protection of you and your students data.
Learn more about how you can deploy caption across your university and monitor usage of Caption.Ed across your institution.
A life saver for academics
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.
Efficient human moderation
When an individual uses Caption.Ed to caption university media, we store the captions, in full, against your university account. This provides both cost savings, and also an efficient route for human moderation. We know the mammoth task that is reviewing all captions for all media, it's laborious and in the most part unnecessary. With Caption.Ed as we generate and store captions we also triage out those which most need human attention. We'll tell you which captions most need some human TLC, and more than that we'll provide a state of the art transcript editor to do it in, we'll even highlight the specific words we would like checking.
We've a number of licence options available for universities, please get in touch and we can discuss the best way in which we can support your requirements.
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