Public Videos


Overview


Content authors and administrators are responsible for ensuring that all videos made publicly available on the Rice website include accurate closed captions. This also includes videos that are shared, but not necessarily created or owned by Rice content authors and administrators.

Learn more about Captioning Basics


Video Platforms

There are a variety of video platforms for recording, uploading and sharing video. Some platforms include automatic speech recognition (ASR) captions for uploaded videos, though the accuracy tends to fall below the threshold of accessibility and needs some manual cleaning up.

Zoom Cloud Recordings

License

Enterprise available for Rice employees.
Webinar available by request.

Video Recorder

YES

Live Video

YES

ASR

YES, Cloud recordings only

Caption Editor

YES


Zoom is fully supported by Learning Environments. In addition to live video meetings and webinars, you can also use Zoom to create short lecture videos and demonstrations with screen and audio-sharing. When you record your Zoom meeting to the cloud, the recording will include synchronized closed captions and an interactive transcript.

Zoom cloud recording captions will require some cleaning up. Learn more about the Zoom Caption Editor.

Note that local recordings will not result in captioned videos.

Also note that Zoom cloud recordings are not permanent. Learn more about Rice's Zoom Retention Policy.


YouTube

License

NO

Pre-Recorder Video

YES

Live Video

YES

ASR

YES, both live and pre-recorded

Caption Editor

YES


YouTube is a popular platform for sharing public videos. Learning Environments does not provide support for YouTube, so use it at your own discretion. Learning Environments recommends using Kaltura for all academic videos.

Videos uploaded to YouTube will receive ASR captions, but they do not include proper capitalization and punctuation, so they will require some cleaning. Learn more about YouTube Captions.


Vimeo

License

NO

Pre-Recorder Video

YES

Live Video

NO

ASR

NO

Caption Editor

NO


Vimeo does not include automatic speech recognition captions, or a captions editor. We do not recommend using Vimeo without first having a detailed process for creating and uploading your own caption files in .SRT format.

If you decide to use Vimeo, see the Access @ Rice blog for our recommendation about creating and editing ASR captions in YouTube.

Learn more about Vimeo Captions and Subtitles.


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