How to: Edit Closed Captions using the Recording Editor

The Tegrity Editor can be used to add caption text to a recording, or to edit existing caption text.

Adding Closed Caption Text

Access the Tegrity course where the recording is located in the usual way

Check the box to the right of the recording

Roll your cursor over Recording Tasks and select Edit Recording

check box - recording tasks

The recording will open with the edit menu window to the left of it

Click Edit Closed Caption at the bottom of the list

select Edit Closed Captions

The Closed Caption editing functions are displayed

CC editing functions empty

You will see:

The Editing window, this is where your captions and timings will appear after being added

Start time: this is where the current caption text will start being displayed upon playback

End time: this is where the current caption text will stop being displayed upon playback

Notes:

  • Start / End time format is HH:MM:SS
    • The timings in the Editing window will also show milliseconds after a coma HH:MM:SS,msec
  • You can type the Start and End times in manually, but you must keep the colons
  • Times cannot overlap the previous / next caption times

The box below the Start / End time windows is where you will type (or paste) the required caption text

Add: after you have entered the caption text, click the Add button, this will add the caption and timings to the Editing window, see example below:

captions window with scroll bar

Pause recording while typing: by checking this option, you can play the recording which will pause when you type the first character

Apply: To “save” the captions to the recording after entering/editing the text you Must click Apply

Note: Do not close the browser or return to the course without clicking the Apply button or all your work will be lost and cannot be recovered

At this point it is recommended that you review the recording to insure its accuracy.

Best Practices:

  • Keep each caption to a single line or sentence
  • Separate each caption with punctuation or an audible pause whenever possible. This will make it easier for your audience to read the captions while keeping up with what is being displayed on the screen
  • Apply your entries often to avoid losing valuable work
  • To return to the course, DO NOT click the back button in your browser, simply click the course name at the top left of the page.

 

 

Editing Closed Caption Text

Access the Tegrity course where the recording is located in the usual way

Check the box to the right of the recording

Roll your cursor over Recording Tasks and select Edit Recording

You will see the recording captions in the Editing window

Use the scroll bar to locate the caption you wish to edit

Editing captions in the editing window

Click on the caption text to activate editing

Edit Save Apply

When the edit is complete, click Save and then Apply

To return to the course, DO NOT click the back button in your browser, simply click the course name at the top left of the page

At this point it is recommended that you review the recording to insure its accuracy.

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