Closed Captioning Support


Closed captioning presents oral information in text form. Captioning is important for accessibility and equitable access to information as it is critical in making online education accessible to viewers who are deaf or hard of hearing. Captioning is also a learning aid that helps increase comprehension, accuracy, and engagement for all students and community members, especially those for whom the spoken language is an additional language.

Automatic captioning capabilities are available in Panopto. If the automatic captioning is not meeting your needs, Academic Technology Services (ATS) is pleased to offer human captioning support for your instructional videos, to edit and correct the automatic captioning. This process normally takes 24-48 hours to complete. Factors such as the length and number of videos to be captioned at one time can impact the time to complete editing captions.

Caption support is available to all Dalhousie instructors.

Captioning support is provided by ATS with Strategic Initiatives Funding (SIF) provided by the Provost’s Office to the Dalhousie Libraries.