It may not immediately come to mind as an engaging feature, but adding captions to a video increases the interactivity within Mediasite. Captions can provide compliance with Section 508 of the Americans with Disabilities Act as well as increase the interactivity of a video. By providing speech to text, search results are improved so students can find exactly what they are looking for. With captions enabled, students can also increase involvement in the video by reading the spoken text for any number of reasons.
Mediasite integrates with the following captioning providers:
- IBM Watson
- 3Play Media
- Caption Sync by Automatic Sync Technologies
- AI Media
And supports direct upload of caption files in the appropriate format.