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How To Turn On Closed Caption On Zoom

In order to foster inclusivity and ensure that everyone remains engaged and informed during your virtual meetings, it is important to learn how to turn on closed caption on Zoom. Closed captioning provides a valuable accessibility feature, allowing participants to read the spoken content in real-time. By enabling closed captioning, you create a more inclusive environment for all participants, including those who are deaf or hard of hearing.

To turn on closed captioning on Zoom, follow these steps:

  1. Log into your Zoom account and go to “Settings”.
  2. Click on “Meeting” and scroll down to “In Meeting (Advanced)”.
  3. Toggle on the “Closed captioning” option.
  4. A message will appear asking if you want to turn on the “Save Captions” option. Select “Turn On”.
  5. Enable the “Enable live transcription service” option and click “Save”.
  6. Now, during your Zoom sessions, a Closed Caption/Live Transcript feature will appear at the bottom of your Zoom window.
  7. Click on the Closed Caption button and select “Live Transcript” to toggle captions on.
  8. Hosts will see the captions along the bottom of their Zoom window, and participants can activate captions by clicking the arrow next to the Closed Caption button.
  9. Participants can choose to display captions as subtitles within the Zoom window or in the chat bar on the right of the Zoom window.
  10. To save the entire transcript, participants can click on “Save Transcript” in the bottom-right corner.

It’s important to note that closed captioning is not available in breakout rooms, so make sure to keep your students in the main Zoom room for them to have access to the captions.

By following these simple steps, you can enhance the accessibility and inclusivity of your Zoom meetings, allowing all participants to fully engage and contribute to the discussion. So remember, next time you host a Zoom meeting, turn on closed captioning and create an inclusive environment for everyone.

Enabling Closed Captioning on Zoom

To turn on closed captioning, follow the steps below and customize your Zoom settings to accommodate closed captioning during your meetings.

  1. Log into your Zoom account and go to “Settings”.
  2. Click on “Meeting” and scroll down to “In Meeting (Advanced)”.
  3. Toggle on the “Closed captioning” option.
  4. A message will appear asking if you want to turn on the “Save Captions” option. Select “Turn On”.
  5. Enable the “Enable live transcription service” option and click “Save”.
  6. Now, during your Zoom sessions, a Closed Caption/Live Transcript feature will appear at the bottom of your Zoom window.
  7. Click on the Closed Caption button and select “Live Transcript” to toggle captions on.
  8. Hosts will see the captions along the bottom of their Zoom window, and participants can activate captions by clicking the arrow next to the Closed Caption button.
  9. Participants can choose to display captions as subtitles within the Zoom window or in the chat bar on the right of the Zoom window.
  10. To save the entire transcript, participants can click on “Save Transcript” in the bottom-right corner.

Remember that closed captioning is not available in breakout rooms, so keep your students in the main Zoom room for them to see the captions.

Table: Zoom Settings for Closed Captioning

Setting Description
Closed captioning Toggle on/off closed captioning feature for meetings.
Save Captions Select to save captions during meetings.
Enable live transcription service Activate live transcription feature for real-time captioning.

By following these simple steps, you can easily enable closed captioning on Zoom and ensure that all participants have access to the information being shared during your meetings.

Can I Use Closed Captioning with a Custom Background on Zoom?

When using closed captioning on Zoom, you can still have a custom background. Simply follow the changing zoom background tutorial to set up your preferred background. The closed captioning will display at the bottom of the screen, allowing you to communicate effectively while maintaining your personalized backdrop.

Using Closed Captioning in Zoom Meetings

Once closed captioning is enabled, participants can easily access and customize the closed captioning feature to suit their preferences and needs during Zoom meetings. To enable closed captioning, follow these simple steps:

  1. Log into your Zoom account and go to Settings.
  2. Click on Meeting and scroll down to In Meeting (Advanced).
  3. Toggle on the Closed captioning option.
  4. A message will appear asking if you want to turn on the Save Captions option. Select Turn On.
  5. Enable the Enable live transcription service option and click Save.

Now, during your Zoom sessions, a Closed Caption/Live Transcript feature will appear at the bottom of your Zoom window. To toggle captions on, simply click on the Closed Caption button and select Live Transcript. Hosts will see the captions along the bottom of their Zoom window, and participants can activate captions by clicking the arrow next to the Closed Caption button.

Participants also have the option to choose how they want the captions to be displayed. They can select to display captions as subtitles within the Zoom window or in the chat bar on the right side of the Zoom window. This allows for a personalized viewing experience that fits individual preferences.

Lastly, if participants want to save the entire transcript for future reference, they can click on Save Transcript located in the bottom-right corner of the Zoom window. This feature ensures that important information and discussions can be easily accessed and reviewed later on.

It’s important to note that closed captioning is not available in breakout rooms. To ensure all participants can benefit from captions, make sure to keep everyone in the main Zoom room during meetings.