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I’ve been excited to see our YouTube subscriber numbers climbing and am grateful for all of you who take the time to watch, comment and ask questions. I thought this would be a good time to answer some of the burning questions that we’ve received in the comments. Today we’re going to look at Zoom Transcription and Closed Captioning. Here’s a link to the first video that I did on this topic. Future blogs will answer your other questions from our video tutorials, stay tuned!
Question One: Does the transcription or closed captioning in Zoom still work if the host is sharing the screen?
Answer: Yes, it works!
If I am sharing my screen in a meeting perhaps to take a look at my website or share a document, or slides, the closed captioning (or subtitles) shows for participants if they have turned this on. (As the host I must have activated CC first).
Question Two: Will closed captions (CC) show up on the recording?
Answer: CC won’t show up in the recording unless you are screen recording.
Breakout Rooms & CC
Question Three: Will the Closed Captions work when you go into a breakout room?
Answer: No they don’t follow you into a breakout room, but I have a pro tip that will help.
Hot Pro Tip: If you do need to accommodate a participant with closed captioning in a breakout room, I would suggest that you use your main room for them and the group that they’re meeting with and have the other participants use the breakout rooms. This will ensure accessibility for everyone.
However, Zoom is constantly updating its platform with a lot of new features, therefore this answer could change in time. I almost find that when I have made a Zoom wish, it comes true; it’s just a matter of time. Here’s a link to a video on How to Update Zoom
Question Four: Does Zoom account for different languages?
Answer: (UPDATE December 7, 2022): I am seeing new options today and will investigate further.
Closed Captioning & Transcript Options
Whether you’re the host or participant and have activated the closed captioning or transcript, here’s a screenshot below of how it looks on your computer.
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