How to add Closed Captions in Screencastify
One of the most asked questions Screencastify users have is can I add closed captions? The answer? Yes! You can either add closed captions in Google Drive or in YouTube. In Google Drive, first create a transcript, then click the top right of the video, select “Manage caption tracks” and “add new caption tracks” and select your transcript.
In your YouTube Video Manager, select the video. In the sidebar menu, click “Other Options” and then “Translation and transcription”. From there you can select “Add new subtitles or CC”. YouTube can automatically generate subtitles in both English and in several other languages.
How are you using closed captions in your classroom?
I am using closed captions for multiple reasons. The # 1 reason, of course, is to accommodate any learners with disabilities. The 2nd reason is that research now shares that students retain more information from videos when close captioned because "once they learn how to read, student cannot - not read!"0
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