Zoom: Transcription (Closed Caption)

During the meeting, the Host can enable Auto-Transcription, which will generate captions as users speak. Based on their preference, participants can turn the caption on. After the meeting and the cloud, recording is processed, a transcript will be generated. Viewers of the recording can search the transcript for specific words or phrases and then start the video from that point.

This Guide Will Help You to:
Enable the Live Transcript at Account Level
  1. Sign in to Zoom.us

  2. Click Settings

  3. Under the Meeting Tab, verify that Closed Caption is enabled.

    1. If the setting is disabled; toggle to enable it. 

Screenshot of closed captioning options in Zoom

Enable Live Transcript During Meeting
  1. Click Live Transcript

Screenshot of Zoom toolbar

  1. Select Enable Live Transcription

Screenshot of transcript options

Turn on Closed Caption during the meeting (Participant)

Warning: Participants will not see the following setting until the Host has enabled live transcription.

  1. Click Closed Caption

Screenshot of Zoom toolbar

Review Recording Transcript
  1. Sign in to Zoom.us

  2. In the navigation menu, click Recordings.

  3. Click the name of the recorded meeting. 

    1. You will see a list of recording files.

Screenshot of Zoom recording files

  1. Click the play icon.

    1. The text of the transcript displays on the right-hand side of the video. 

  2. Hover over a phrase you want to edit and click the pencil icon.

Note: If a phrase belongs to an unknown speaker, you can also hover over Unknown Speaker and click the pencil icon to edit the name.

Screenshot of Zoom transcript screen

  1. Make any changes to the text, then click the checkmark.  

    1. The updated version of the text is displayed when you play the audio or video file.

Seek Further Assistance

For additional assistance please contact, ITRC at (208) 282 5880 or itrc@isu.edu

For more information please visit, Zoom Help Center:

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