Ordering and Editing Closed Captions with Kaltura


Ordering Closed Captions for a Single Video

IMPORTANT NOTE: The accuracy of machine captions is dependent on the quality of the recording and the speaker’s voice. Typically, the accuracy of machine captions will be about 70 – 80%; therefore, captions must be reviewed and manually edited to 100% accuracy.

  1. From the D2L My Home page, select My Media, from the Online Tools menu.Select My Media from the D2L My Home page.
  2. Locate and select the Video Thumbnail and/or Video Title to open the video.
  3. From the Actions menu, select Caption & Enrich.Reviewing Captions Requests.
  4. From the Service menu, verify Machine is selected.
  5. From the Source Media Language menu, select the Language. Note: Kaltura Captioning is not a translation service. Captions must match the source media language.To order captions, select the service type and source media language from the menu options.
  6. Select Submit.
  7. From the Captions Requests area, view the Status of the captions.
    • The captions will generate within approximately 20 – 30 minutes.
    • The status will progress as follows: Pending > Processing > Completed.
    • Periodically refresh the page and return to the Captions Request area to view the most up-to-date Status.
    • Captions are ready to be reviewed and edited when the Status reads Complete.
    View the status of the caption requests in the Caption Requests area.

Ordering Closed Captions for Multiple Videos

IMPORTANT NOTE: The accuracy of machine captions is dependent on the quality of the recording and the speaker’s voice. Typically, the accuracy of machine captions will be about 70 – 85%; therefore, captions must be reviewed and manually edited to 100% accuracy.

  1. From the D2L My Home page, select My Media, from the Online Tools menu. Select My Media from the D2L My Home page.
  2. Select the checkboxes next to the videos to be captioned.
  3. From the main My Media level, select the Actions menu.Select the Actions menu to activate the dropdown.
  4. Select Caption & Enrich.Select Order Captions from the dropdown menu.
  5. From the Source Media Language menu, select the Language. Note: Kaltura Captioning is not a translation service. Captions must match the source media language.To order captions, select the service type and source media language from the menu options.
  6. Select Submit.
  7. Return to My Media.
  8. To view the status of the Captions Requests:
    1. Locate and select the Video Thumbnail and/or Video Title to open the video.
    2. From the Actions menu, select Captions Requests.
      • The captions will generate within approximately 20 – 30 minutes.
      • The status will progress as follows: Pending > Processing > Completed.
      • Periodically refresh the page and return to the Captions Request area to view the most up-to-date Status.
      • Captions are ready to be reviewed and edited when the Status reads Complete.
    View the status of the caption requests in the Caption Requests area.

Reviewing and Editing Closed Captions

  1. From within the video, select the Actions menu, then select Caption & Enrich.Reviewing Captions Requests.
  2. From the Captions Requests area, when the Status reads Completed, select the Edit Pencil Icon.When the status of the caption request has reached Completed, select the pencil icon to review and edit captions.
  3. Edit captions and punctuation using the Closed Captions Editor: Note: The Save and Revert buttons appear after edit(s) have been made to the captions.
    1. Search and Replace: Search for a specific word, then replace every occurrence within the closed captions. For example, search for “d2l”, and replace it with the corrected format “D2L”. Note: Selecting the “Replace” button while only using the “Search Field” and leaving the “Replace with” field empty will effectively delete the searched term from the entire caption file.
    2. Captions Editor: Edit captions by clicking into a row, type/delete text as needed.
    3. Add New Caption Line: Select the plus icon under the active caption line to add a new caption line under the active caption line.
    4. Delete Caption Line: Select the waste bin icon to delete the selected caption line.
    5. Add Speaker: Add speaker names where appropriate. To add a speaker, select the checkbox for that row first, then enter the speaker name.
    6. Revert: Undo all unsaved edits by reverting to the previously saved version.
    7. Save: Select save to maintain all edits.
    8. Video Playback: Select play to view the video while reviewing and editing captions.
    Use the closed captions editor to make edits to closed captions.
  4. Select Save.
  5. Select Yes to save changes.