Division of Academic Innovation

Canvas Tips and Tricks 2022-2023 – #8

November 28, 2022 • Uncategorized

Video and Audio Accessibility Procedures

Recently questions have been asked regarding HSC captioning procedures. Below you will find abbreviated information regarding HSC captioning procedures. For detailed information regarding these procedures, please read the complete document,  Video and Audio/Podcasts Accessibility Procedures.

Videos in Face to Face Courses

  • Class lectures recorded during a live class session are not captioned, unless there is a specific accommodation for captions approved by the Office of Disability Access for a student in the class.
  • Required videos are videos that students are required to watch. (This would not include class lectures recorded for student re-review) Required videos are captioned through MyMediasite via Verbit or through Canvas Studio.

Videos in Online Courses

  • All required videos in online courses require captions for ADA compliance. These are requested through MyMediasite.

Audio/Podcasts in Both Face to Face and Online Courses

  • Accessibility best practices suggest that all audio files or podcasts used, no matter the class format, need to include a transcript.
    • Many online audio files and/or podcasts include a downloadable transcript.
    • If possible, email the owner of the audio files and/or podcast and ask if a transcript is available.
  • In lieu of a transcript, captions can be added to an audio file. Canvas Studio is a new tool available in UNTHSC Canvas that can add machine-generated captions to an audio file. For directions on adding captions in Canvas Studio, see this Freshdesk Solution.

For more information or assistance, contact canvas@unthsc.edu.