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How to Live Caption a Classroom Lecture Using Zoom

Overview

This article helps you understand the steps and equipment necessary to provide live captioning using Zoom.

Scenario

  • Student requires captioning of instructor lecture.
  • Student attends physical classroom and prefers Captioning over ASL interpreter.
  • Captioner is at a Distance.

Equipment

Instructor

Student

  • Laptop Computer w/Internet Access
  • Zoom Account (Optional)
  • Zoom Application installed.
  • Link to Zoom Classroom from instructor.

Captioner

  • Computer w/Internet Access and Captioning Keyboard.
  • Zoom Application installed.
  • Link to Zoom Classroom from instructor.
  • Headset

Immediately Upon Receiving Accommodations Request

Instructor

  • Contact Disabilities & Support Services Office.

Disabilities & Support Services Office

Captioner

Prior to Class

Instructor

Student

Captioner

  • Review PowerPoint Slides & Glossary of Terms Provided by Instructor.
  • Check Email, and confirm receipt of Link to Zoom meeting by instructor.
  • Download & Install Zoom Application.

During Class  / Testing

Instructor

Student

  • Navigate to and click provided link to Join Zoom Meeting.
  • Join & Test Audio; Turn Computer Volume Down (All the Way so There is No Feedback) and click Always Mute Mic option.
  • Turn Computer Volume Down (All the Way so There is No Feedback).
  • Turn on Closed Captions for Viewing. Option will only display once a captioner is chosen and begins typing.
  • Leave meeting when over.

Captioner

  • Navigate to and click provided link to Join Zoom Meeting.
  • Use Full Name with Captioner in parenthesis as display name. For example, Kevin Johnson (Captioner).
  • Type a welcome message prior to start of meeting and hit enter; Caption text displays upon hitting Enter.
  • Leave meeting when over and provide transcript to instructor.

Optional Considerations During Class

Here is a list of a few optional things you may want to discuss with the student at the captioner, especially if you are recording the session for later playback.

  • Share Your Screen when using PowerPoint or Other Applications.
  • Share Your Camera when demonstrating something or drawing/writing on the whiteboard.
  • Share & Annotate using the Zoom Whiteboard 
  • Record Session Locally or to the Cloud. Note, at Seattle Central, please record locally whenever possible. If not possible, record to the cloud, and download as soon as possible. Cloud recordings are deleted every week.

Netiquette

Instructor

  • Speak clearly and at a "normal" pace.
  • Notify all participants that the class is being captioned; Provide all students with Netiquette expectations.
  • Call on and encourage students to talk one at a time. Overlapping conversations make it difficult to provide a thorough interpretation; Repeat students name and summarize their statement or question so it can be captioned.
  • When using videotapes or films, always request captioned media; Pause live captioning with Zoom to allow the student to watch the video.
  • Allow time for Deaf students to receive and answer questions; Work with Deaf Students individually to determine the best method for them to engage with you and others during class:
    • Have the student raise their hand to speak and again repeat students name and summarize their statement or question so it can be captioned.
    • Have the student raise their hand to notify you that they have added a question in the chat area for you to respond to. Again, repeat students name and summarize their statement or question from the chatbox so it can be captioned
  • When working in small groups, provide microphone to group with student needing captions. (The captioner cannot be everywhere.)

Participants

  • Speak at a "normal" pace and articulate.
  • Restate your name each time before speaking.
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  • 26-Mar-2018
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