1. Editing Captions
  2. Downloading Transcripts
  3. Suppress Captions

Kaltura automatically creates machine transcriptions for your video items. Machine transcription converts your audio to text, but these transcriptions need to be edited in order for them to be considered “Closed Captions”.  You can access and edit the captions by choosing the + Captions Request option in the video’s actions menu. Please note that all machine transcriptions have a turnaround time of approximately 5x media length.

Editing Captions

  1. Login to MediaSpace at mediaspace.carleton.ca (using your Carleton MC1 username and password).
  2. Click on your username on the top-right side of the page.
  3. In the drop-down menu, select My Media.
  4. On your My Media page, click on the item you want to edit
  5. On the item’s page, choose the + Captions Request option from the Actions menu.
  6. When the captions table appears, click Refresh list: CLICK HERE to see all Caption Requests for this media.                         
  7. Click Edit in the right-most column to edit the desired captions.

  8. A new window will open. Click the caption you wish to edit in the navigation bar on the left and make edits to the caption in the text field in the centre of the page. Click Save when you have finished editing the caption.
  9. When you are finished editing all of your captions, click Approve.   

Please watch this video for more instructions:

Additional video tutorials on using the caption editor

Downloading Transcripts

  1. Login to MediaSpace at mediaspace.carleton.ca (using your Carleton MC1 username and password).
  2. Click on your username on the top-right side of the page.
  3. In the drop-down menu, select My Media.
  4. On your My Media page, click on the item you want to download the transcripts for
  5. Click on the Attachments tab
  6. Clicking on the Transcript _en.txt  downward arrow icon. This will download a text file. See attachment. Unfortunately, the file name is not the Media item file name and needs to be manually renamed to match the media Filename.

A screenshot of a cell phone Description automatically generated

Suppress Captions

  1. Login to MediaSpace at mediaspace.carleton.ca (using your Carleton MC1 username and password).
  2. Click on your username on the top-right side of the page.
  3. In the drop-down menu, select My Media.
  4. On your My Media page, click on the item you want to suppress the captions for
  5. In the Actions menu click Edit
  6. Navigate to the Captions tab
  7. Click the last icon in the actions area disable captions icon to disable the captions from showing.
    Captions Actions