As part of our ongoing commitment to make our software accessible to all users, GoReact offers two ways to add captions to your videos:
- Real-time, auto-generated Closed Captions where the audio on your video is transcribed as it is being played.
- Uploaded Closed Caption or Audio Description files.
Real-time Closed Captions
To enable real-time Closed Captions for a video, click on the gear icon at the lower left corner of the playback screen and toggle the Subtitles/CC setting.
To enable real-time captions during a group recording session, click the CC button on the recording bar at the bottom of the recording screen.
You may notice that as the text is displayed it will correct itself based on the context of what is being said. This is normal and is part of the artificial intelligence-based technology used to display accurate text of the audio.
- If SRT or VTT caption files have been uploaded for this video, the captions from those files will be used instead of real-time transcribing.
- Real-time captions are not saved to the video - they are auto-generated each time the video is played.
- Real-time captions are not available for YouTube videos as YouTube controls captioning from their end.
- Real-time captions are available for Zoom recordings.
Uploaded Closed Caption or Audio Description files
Please note that Closed Caption (CC) or Audio Description (AD) files can be added to the following videos:
- Source media (Stimulus or Comment Only assignments)
- Recording instructions
- Feedback instructions
- Instructor attachments
- Presenter attachments
For information on supported file types for Closed Caption or Audio Description files, see Supported file types.
To add your own captions or descriptions to a video,
- Navigate to the video that you wish to add captions or an audio description to. (Either in the library or assignment settings for instructors or on an assignment video for both students and instructors.)
- Click the ellipses button next to the video and select "Edit," or click the "Edit" button in the assignment settings.
- Click "+ Captions" or "+ Audio Description" - whichever file type you want to add.
- Choose the applicable file from your computer and click "Start" to upload the file.
Now when playing the video, viewers can toggle the captions and/or audio description on/off by clicking the Settings icon and then the corresponding toggle.
Any captions or audio description files that are uploaded to a video will automatically save to that video for future use.
You can not add caption files to YouTube videos. If the YouTube video already has captions, they will automatically play in GoReact.