Create a closed caption file
Create a closed caption (CC) file if you want to provide the option for users to read text narration. Captions can be added in two ways: 1) You can create your own closed caption file (instructions below); 2) For a fee, you can request the captions to be automated. To use this option, contact UW Tegrity Support to set up an account and see Add closed captions to a file.
To create your own closed caption file, create a text file with the following:
- The file must be a plain text file (.txt) of multiple lines with a time stamp to indicate when captions will be displayed.
- Each time stamp is in the format of [HH:MM:SS.sss] where HH is hours, MM is minutes, SS is seconds, and sss is milliseconds. The time stamps must increase consecutively.
- Display text can be up to 90 characters, with no special characters. You may find that fewer than 90 characters will provide optimal display.
- The last line of file must be a time stamp with no text after it and must be less than or equal to the total duration of the recording.
[00:00:10.000] Hello and welcome to the University of Washington Tegrity Support Tutorials.
[00:00:25.000] This video is called Get Started With Tegrity.
[00:00:52.000] Depending on your browser settings you may get some messages about pop up blockers.
[00:00:55.000] If so you will want to allow them so that Tegrity will launch in its own window
[00:01:10.000] of the class so that you can stay constantly updated with the newest recordings that get published.
[00:01:40.000] Okay, that’s it for this recording. Until next time.
Sample Time Stamp Templates
After creating the text file, follow these steps to upload it:
- Log in to uw.tegrity.com using your UW NetID and password.
- In the list of recordings, select the check box to the left of recording title.
- At the bottom left corner of the screen, in the Choose an Action menu, select Edit.
- In the Tegrity Class Editor, in the Actions menu, select Add Close Captioning.
- When the file menu launches, click Select to navigate to the closed caption file that that you created.
- To check captions, clear your browser cache or use a separate browser.
- Edit the document to adjust timing and re-upload to overwrite if needed.