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October 20, 2023

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Did you know Zoom has great features for enabling captioning and sign language interpretation as well as other languages? 

Live Captioning

The “Live Transcript” button has long been used to allow hired captioners to caption Zoom meetings. However, in 2021, Zoom made it possible for you to get realtime, live, computer-generated captions in your meetings. These live auto-captions or “Auto Transcription” can be enabled from the “Live Transcript” button by Hosts and Co-hosts.

Participants can also request that live auto-captioning be turned on.
Learn more about Zoom Live Transcript.

Live Auto-Captions Replace Auto-generated Captions on Recordings

When recording meetings:

  • If the live auto-captions are turned off, Zoom will auto-caption the recording.
  • If live auto-captions are turned on, they will be the captions on the recordings
  • Starting live auto-captions part way through the meeting will cause the first portion to be uncaptioned.

Auto-Captions Are Not 100% Accurate

Auto-generated or computer-generated captions, while getting more accurate every day, are not accurate enough to replace the need for human editing. You don’t want to share recordings that auto-caption “Greenville City Schools” as “Evil City Schools.”

Sign Language and Other Interpreters

As of Fall 2022, Zoom has created a new Interpreter role and new controls that make viewing/listening to the interpreter easier. Recording the interpreter is still a challenge. Allowing local recordings and/or positioning the interpreter on the shared screen (but not in the upper right or the speaker’s webcam will cover it in the recording) will help.

Upcoming Events

NDEAM: Expanding Accessibility Awareness for Faculty

Wednesday, October 25, 1:00-2:00 PM

Every year Clemson University celebrates National Disability Employment Awareness Month by providing opportunities for the community to engage with and learn from professionals with disabilities as well as other accessibility advocates.

Facilitated by Sharyn Emery, Ph.D., Digital Learning Manager

Registration: Expanding Accessibility Awareness for Faculty October 25

Quick Hits: iClicker

Thursday, November 2nd, 3:30-4:30 PM

Join this training to have your questions about iClicker answered. Whether you have a specific question or want an iClicker topic demonstrated, this training opportunity is your time to work with one of our iClicker admins. When registering, choose whether to have a specific topic covered, enter your question, or both. 

Facilitated by our Learning Technology Team.

Modality: Virtual and synchronous—an Outlook Calendar invite, with the Zoom link, will be sent.
Registration: Quick Hits: iClicker on November 2nd .

Planning an Online Course

Wednesday, November 15th, 1:30-2:30 PM

Whether taking a face-to-face course online or building a new one from scratch, designing an online course takes time and planning. Join this presentation to learn about which course elements to start with and how to build an effective plan for developing an online course. 

Facilitated by Leslie Fuller, Ph.D., Digital Learning Strategist.

Modality: Virtual and synchronous—an Outlook Calendar invite, with the Zoom link, will be sent.
Registration: Planning an Online Course on November 15th 

Clemson Online Fall 2023 Events Calendar

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Review our Fall 2023 Events Calendar to see what Online Instruction Development opportunities await!

We have a robust Summer lineup of topics and live training formats to support your use of Canvas and other e-learning tools. Topics cover demonstrations of using Kaltura, presentations on inclusive practices for online education, and workshops to get your Canvas site ready to teach!

All of our live training is recorded. Registrants will automatically receive a link to that day’s video after it has been processed.

Contact James Butler with any questions regarding these sessions. 

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