Closed Captioning in Live Rooms

Use the Kaltura Meetings Captioning Tool to enable a captioner to write out captions for other participants.  


How To Set A Closed Captioner? (Host,Instructor)

Instructors can set anyone in the session as a captioner - including themselves. In order to set someone as a captioner:

  1. Find the name of the preferred captioner in the participant list.
  2. Click the drop down V next to their name.
  3. Click Set As Captioner.

💡Once set as captioner, the closed captioning icon (CC) will appear next to their name.  

How To Begin Captioning? (Captioner)

Once set as a captioner, this person is ready to caption.  The captioner must:

  1. Hover cursor in the bottom right and click the CC (closed captioning) icon.
  2. Select a language.
  3. Click Start Captioning.
  4. Begin typing. 

💡Participants who enable closed captioning in a session will see what the captioner is typing.

How To Stop Captioning? (Captioner)

Once a captioner is finished captioning, they can stop captioning. The captioner must: 

  1. Click the Stop captioning button.

💡The Captioning Has Ended banner will display for participants.  

How To Enable Closed Captioning? (Participants)

Participants in the session can view captions with the click of a button. Participants who want to receive closed captioning must: 

  1. Hover cursor in the bottom right and click the CC (closed captioning) icon.
  2. Select a language.
  3. The text being written by the captioner will appear on their screen in real time.

💡If there is no room captioner, participants using Google Chrome can enable live captions.  Please check out Enable Live Captions In Google Chrome for more information. 

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