To ensure we teach, learn and work in an inclusive manner, video conferencing platforms, apps and features provide tools for transcriptions and captions. This article is subject to change and will be updated as new information is available from Microsoft.
With changes rolling out to Microsoft Meetings at the moment, it is important to note the following:
Other tools can generate transcriptions and edit captions, such as:
Users can download their Teams meeting recordings from OneDrive or SharePoint (dependent on where it is saved) and upload it to Stream. Users will be able to edit the transcript in Stream if required. Read more for how to upload videos onto Stream and edit them. In the future, there will be a new version of Stream released by Microsoft that will return many of the missing features and allow for the benefits of the new features to be realized.
Echo360 can also be used for transcription and captioning and is the common platform in registrar-controlled rooms which can be checked through the Campus Classroom Directory. There is also a version which can be installed on the instructor’s laptop/system that can facilitate the captioning and transcription of recordings where the instructor is. Echo360 provides resources and instructions on how to use Echo360 transcriptions.
MacVideo operates very similar to Stream in that the instructor can upload the recording to MacVideo and then generate the transcript and edit it as required. MacVideo’s Knowledge Base provides information on how to edit captions on MacVideos.