Viewing Live Captions in Class

Organizations have the option to set up Live Captioning for participants in the classroom to make classroom information more accessible.

If your institution has set up Live Captioning, any participant in that class can enable this feature for themselves. Participants do not need to be the student with specific accommodations needs to use this feature.

To enable captions in the classroom, click the gear icon in the upper right corner of the class page, then select, Show Captions.

Enabling live captions from user settings in Forum

Once a user chooses to enable live captions, Forum will remember that preference and will display captions for all available classes.

Student tips

  • Help captioners get to the right breakout room using @Captioner - if you need live captions and the captioner is not in your breakout room, you can notify your professor and the Captioner in the class chat. Use the handle @Captioner

  • Enable captions from settings menu within the classroom, OR the user profile page - Captions are available to turn on from the Settings (gear icon) menu in Forum. Users can also enable captions from their user profile page.

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