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Keep Calm and Caption On, Training Five: Captioning in Panopto

Posted October 24, 2021

If you took an online class or recorded an online presentation, you might be familiar with Panopto, BMC’s video streaming platform. But did you know that Panopto automatically creates ASR captions for any video that is uploaded? Although this is a very helpful feature, keep in mind that ASR captions on Panopto are not always […]

Keep Calm and Caption On, Training Four: Teams Captioning

Posted October 17, 2021

If you use Microsoft Teams, you’ll be glad to learn that you can turn on ASR captioning for your meetings. Follow the instructions in this tech doc to learn how to enable captions on Teams. One thing that makes Microsoft Teams captioning unique compared to other ASR options is that allows you to identify which speakers are talking. This feature is a great […]

Keep Calm and Caption On, Training Three: Captioning in PowerPoint

Posted October 3, 2021

Did you know you can caption your PowerPoint presentation live in almost 60 different languages? Not only does PowerPoint’s subtitle feature allow you to caption in the language you are speaking in, but also it has a feature that allows you to translate your speech into captions in another language. This is a great tool […]

Keep Calm and Caption On, Training Two: Using Captions on Zoom

Posted September 26, 2021

Zoom now offers English-language ASR captioning and transcription for Bryn Mawr College accounts. When you enter the meeting as a host, you will see the CC Live Transcript button on your main toolbar. Click on CC Live Transcript. In the menu that appears, go to the heading Live Transcript and click Enable Auto-Transcription. Now Zoom […]

Keep Calm and Caption On, Training One: CART vs. ASR

Posted September 20, 2021

For this week’s training, please read through the Captioning Tech Doc to learn the ins and outs of ASR vs. CART. This knowledge will help you get far in the escape room!  Either people or computers can create captions. When a computer creates captions, they are called automatic speech recognition (ASR) captions. ASR captions are often cheaper (if not free), faster, […]

Can You Keep Calm and Caption On?

Posted September 10, 2021

At LITS, we know just how important it is for each person in our community to get access in a way that works for them. We also know a thing or two about how to make that happen, so to share that knowledge, we’ve created a semester-long game inviting everyone at BMC to keep calm and caption on!   […]