[Athen] Blackboard Collaborate captioning tool

Doug Hayman dhayman at u.washington.edu
Fri Jan 3 08:52:37 PST 2014


I recently completed the CSUN AT certification program online. During our
use of Collaborate they always had someone doing captioning for those
sessions. Perhaps they'd have some good ideas to share.

Doug Hayman <dhayman at u.washington.edu>
Senior Computer Specialist
DO-IT Program (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, Technology)
UW Technology Services
Box 354842
Seattle, WA 98195
(206) 221-4165

On Fri, 3 Jan 2014, Heidi Scher wrote:

> Happy New Year everyone!!


> This spring semester we have a couple of deaf students who are taking

> several online classes. The instructors plan on using Collaborate several

> times throughout the semester.


> My concern is that transcribers/captionists are trained to produced quality

> real-time communication. The Blackboard captioning tool seems to simply be

> something similar to a word processor built into Bb. But the tools that

> trained transcribers need to use aren't available.


> Our thoughts are if these are planned work ("class") sessions, it might be

> better to use onsite interpreters or transcribers in order to provide the

> quality and effective real-time communication to the student.s


> Has anyone every used the captioning tool built into Blackboard for

> Collaborate sessions? Feedback would be greatly appreciated!


> Heidi


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