#6: Captioning Video

Using video on the Web can enhance the learning process and provide unique learning opportunities. If you are planning to use video, it is important to provide a synchronized captioned version of the presentation.

Captioning is primarily for individuals with a hearing impairment or who are deaf. However, many other individuals can also benefit from captioning.

How is it done?

Captioning can be created using different software applications. MAGpie and Hi-Caption are two easy software tools that allow a developer to synchronize a text track with the on-screen dialogue (someone has to create the text track though!). Both applications are available for free in the California Community College system.

Captioned videos can be created for the Windows Media Player, Quick Time Player, and RealOne Player.

Screenshot of media player demonstrating captioned video.

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