Quick Guide - Captioning YouTube Videos not owned by You



If you use a YouTube video within MyCourses, you are required, by federal law, to make sure the closed captions are correct. YouTube does automatic captioning but in my instances these captions are not 100% correct. The first step is to create a text file that has the time stamps and captions. You can use the Closed Captioning File Creation tool that will create this text file for you (view tutorial for the Closed Captioning File Creation Tool). This tutorial will step you through the process of using the YouTube CC Wizard.


Video Tutorial:

Captioning YouTube Videos not owned by You (4:04)


Step-by-Step Tutorial:

  1. Go to the YouTube CC Wizard tool website.
  2. Within YouTube, copy the URL of the link of the video to your clipboard from the address bar of your browser.
  3. Paste the URL into the textbox labeled: Step 1. Place YouTube URL below.
  4. Type in the name of the caption file you created using the Closed Captioning Tool.
Do not type in the .txt into the file name text field. It might be easier to copy the name of the file to your clipboard instead of typing the name into the text field.
  1. Click the Copy YouTube Video Code button. This will copy some HTML code to your clipboard.
  2. Go into your MyCourses course you wish to add the YouTube video with captions.
  3. Navigate to the module you wish to add the video.
  4. Click the New button.
  5. Click Create a File.
  6. Enter a title for the file.
  7. Click the Insert Stuff button .
  8. Click Enter Embed Code.
  9. Paste the code that copied from the YouTube CC Wizard tool.
  10. Click the Next button.
  11. Click the Insert button.
  12. Click the Publish button.
  13. Click the Edit Course Tab on the Navbar.
  14. Click Manage Files.
Make sure to upload the text file with the closed captions into the same folder that the file was placed. If you clicked publish on the file, it was placed within the root folder. The closed captions will not work if the text file is in a different folder.
  1. Click Upload.
  2. Click the Upload button.
  3. Navigate to the place you saved the text file with the closed captions.
  4. Click Open.
  5. Click the Save button.
  6. You can test the video to make sure the closed captions are working correctly.

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