Don't see a transcript button? If there is no button for the transcription panel, it means the media does not have a transcript. It may be waiting for the transcript to finish and be returned, or your institution does not have automatic transcription enabled. You may want to enabled closed captions for the media, in the event your institution uses captions instead of or in addition to transcripts.
Some media will have a transcription of the spoken text available for viewing. Viewing the text of the speech along with the video/audio can help reinforce understanding and retention of the material. In addition, the transcript can be searched to find specific locations in the media to review, and can be downloaded to augment your study materials.
Click the Transcript button, identified in both of the below figures. The transcript panel opens to the right of the player by default.
As the media plays, the transcript location corresponding to the media location is highlighted. This is also shown in the below figures.
The transcript button for the newer player resides with the other tools in the bottom of the playback panel as identified in the below figure.
The transcript button for the legacy classroom player resides with the other classroom tools, in the top right of the classroom window, as shown below.
Interactive Media Transcripts: Students opening the transcript panel will only see the portion of it UP TO any unanswered polls. So while the transcript panel will open, the transcript text is gated by the polling questions, just like the video is. Furthermore the transcript cannot be downloaded by students until they have responded to all of the embedded polls.
Notice that at the top of the Transcript panel, there is a search box. This is the same for both the legacy classroom and the new player.
Entering text into the search box immediately launches a search of the Transcript for matching terms. The number of matches changes as you type. The count of matching terms and previous/next arrow buttons appear below the search box, and are identified in the below figures.
All matches in the transcript are underlined, allowing you to either use the previous/next buttons to find them, or scroll through the transcript to find them. A term search and two of the four matches are shown in both of the below figures.
Search transcripts in the newer player:
Search transcripts in the legacy classroom:
Click on any cue in the transcript; the media playback location changes to match the location of the selected cue. This allows you to find, very specifically, the portion of the media you are looking for.
Transcripts can be downloaded. This provides a text file of the speech on your local computer. This may be helpful as a study aide, allowing you to review the text offline, or copy and paste portions of it into your own notes.
As stated above, the transcript for interactive media cannot be downloaded by students until they have responded to all of the embedded polls.
In the newer player, the Download link is located below the playback panel.
The Transcript tab of the Download Assets modal appears by default. Click the TXT or VTT link to download a local of the transcript. The TXT link downloads only the speaker identifiers and the text of the speech, as shown in the figure at the bottom of the page. The VTT file includes the "cue times" for each block of speech.
In the legacy classroom, click the download icon located to the left of the search box. In this case, the TXT file is automatically downloaded, or you are asked to select a location for the download, depending on your browser settings.
Any downloaded transcript can be opened in any text editor. The below figure shows a downloaded TXT file open in Windows Notepad. Note that if a user has edited the transcript to change the speaker tags to be speakers' names, the names appear instead of the "Speaker #" identifiers seen in the below figure.