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Brightspace: Student Support

Closed Captions on Video Content

The University of Suffolk is committed to providing, where possible, accessible content for all our students. This includes video content that is either produced by university staff, and content from third-party websites. 

Videos from sites such as YouTube and Vimeo will usually have captions already available and you can control this yourself within the video.

Your lecturers will make every effort to make sure content is accessible, including the use of closed captions on any video content if possible. If you have any specific requirements or any issues with accessible content please raise this with your course team directly.

To find out how to enabled a more generic approach to enabling Closed Captions please follow the guidance below.


Captions for Virtual Classroom

In-built captioning for live video is very often technically difficult and platform dependant, this includes the Virtual Classroom sessions that you will be attending during your course. If you require captioning to be available whilst viewing the Virtual Classroom there is a way that you can use the Google Chrome Web Browser to generate live auto-captions. Please see below for guidance on how to enable this option. 
(Please note this guidance is only applicable to Google Chrome on PC)

Enabling Live Captions in Google Chrome Browser

When using the Google Chrome browser you can enable live captioning, this will work on most webpages that have audio.  This means you can receive live captions for example on:

  • Live Brightspace virtual classroom sessions
  • Recorded Brightspace virtual classroom sessions
  • Video embedded into Brightspace