For accommodation purposes, videos used in courses must contain high-quality captions. If you create videos yourself (i.e. video lectures) or intend to show a full length film/documentary, video clips, etc., check with Kelsey McLane, email@example.com, at the Academic Success Center to ensure that captions are added correctly.
*If you're using Kaltura, make sure to click on the Kaltura tab for captioning information
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GC Captioning Options
Third party owned videos (e.g. found on YouTube, Vimeo, etc.) used in your courses must also contain high-quality captions. To assist you in this process, the Academic Success Center has developed a sequence of steps to help you determine that the best captioned video content is sourced and being used for your course.
Contact Kelsey McLane and provide a list of videos you intend to use for your course. She will search for the same and/or similar video content in one of the existing Goshen College subscribed video databases (Kanopy, Swank). Most of these videos already contain captions and GC has licenses to use these videos (unlike most videos found on YouTube, Vimeo and similar services). You are encouraged to search these databases, too.
If already-captioned video content is not successfully located in the Library subscription databases or via other resources, Kelsey may be able to caption the content or outsource caption creation to a service provider. Factors affecting this step include the following elements:
a. licensing restrictions of the work;
b. turnaround time required and;
c. length of the video content.
If you already have written permission from the copyright owner, this last step will be greatly aided. For more information about requesting captioning for 3rd party videos, contact Kelsey at (574) 535-7827 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Harold & Wilma Good Library subscribes to the following video databases that cover educational, documentary content as well as some independent/foreign feature films. In addition to Goshen College having licenses to use video content from these services which will mitigate copyright concerns, the vast majority of the clips are already captioned and/or transcribed. The Academic Success Center is willing to assist you with searching these and additional resources for content that meets your subject needs and has captioning included. Feel free to reach out to Kelsey McLane, email@example.com for any questions or to use these databases.
This is an overview of the elements that require special consideration when using video content. Please review one of the Additional Resources for detailed instructions on any of the following: