How Caption.Ed can support your academic staff and students

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For many academic staff at our universities, Caption.Ed is a lifeline for quickly generating captions for live or pre-recorded media

We've all heard stories about updating or creating captions for a one-hour lecture taking three hours, but this doesn't need to be the case.

Caption.Ed will help lecturers create subject-specific captions with industry-leading accuracy instantly. We also provide a leading-edge editing suite to support human moderation when required and an AI-driven triaging system to flag captions needing human TLC.

Generating captions

Once the user has the software installed, they can navigate to any media and begin captioning. Caption.Ed can be used in live learning environments, pre-recorded lectures, or even face-to-face sessions.

All captions generated for university media are stored on the user's dashboard, which can be accessed via our website. The user will be able to see the video they have used Caption.Ed on and access the full transcript for that session.


When captioning through the Browser extension, you don't have to watch the full video; you will still get a complete transcript

The user can then click on any transcript, open it in our leading-edge transcript editor and make speedy edits. They can also download the transcript as a VTT, TXT, or DOCX file if they want to pair the captions to the original media.

Triaging captions

When we generate and store captions, we also provide a triaging system. This system alerts you to which captions might most need human attention.

Next to each stored caption is a confidence rating. We generally suggest anything below 50% confidence needs some human attention.

Editing captions

We provide a state-of-the-art transcript editor to edit captions. Our transcript editor will provide you with the full time-stamped transcript linked to the original media. You can click through the transcript, and it will jump to the specific area of the media it refers to. You can change the speed of the playback and even use an array of keyboard shortcuts.

What's really impressive is that our Transcript Editor will highlight the areas of the transcript that need the most attention to save you time sifting through for errors.


All changes to transcripts are logged

Collective captioning

All edits made to a transcript are saved on the central Caption.Ed account for that institution which means that if a user goes back to a piece of media and uses Caption.Ed they'll be served up the most up-to-date edited captions.

Assigning tasks

Sometimes another user might flag a piece of media that needs human attention. This can be raised to an institutional administrator who can then flag the media to the member of academic staff to review.

These tasks will appear in the task list along with an email notification. Once a task is completed the transcript can be marked as edited and the task complete.

Similarly, sometimes editing might be done by someone other than academic staff and as such the task could be sent to another user to edit.


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