Provide content and information to a diverse population, including learners who are deaf and hearing impaired, learners for whom English is not their native language, and when audio quality (noise, volume, clarity, etc.) is a factor.
Improve comprehension and retention. Viewing text, audio, and video together helps learners to better understand concepts, vocabulary and terminology, and supports those who might have learning disabilities. 
Improve Search Engine Optimization (SEO). Text within captioned videos can be made searchable.
Types of Captioning
Closed Captions: Can be turned on/off. Open Captions: Text burned onto the video image that cannot be turned on/off.
In order to caption a video, you must own it or contact the owner in order to get permission to caption it.
Pay Captioning Services
The Office of Academic Technologies has partnerships with the following captioning vendors that offer fee-based closed captioning, transcription, and subtitling with various turnaround options. Please contact us at email@example.com for more information.
YouTube can automatically create caption files that you can download and use in Blackboard (see below for information on DIY captioning with YouTube). Camtasia can produce caption tracks. You can also add captions manually in Camtasia.
YouTube: Add subtitles and closed captions to your YouTube Videos. Amara: Free, open-source subtitles created by volunteers. Take a look at their FAQ page for Getting Started and How-To articles. Also check out this article on Amara from The Chronicle of Higher Education. Overstream: Create and synchronize captions for videos on YouTube, Vimeo, and other video service providers. Check out Overstream’s video tutorial. MovieCaptioner: A pay DIY captioning program. Download a fully-functional 14-day demo to try it out.
An .SRT caption file is required to view captions in Blackboard and Kaltura. You can convert supported files here.
Echo360 is a Lecture Capture based blended learning solution designed to enhance instruction, promote student-teacher interaction, and boost student learning outcomes. Automated and easy to use, Echo360 captures the teaching already occurring in your classroom and turn it into a digital format ready for students to review and use in their studies. Echo360 also has a Personal Capture software allowing instructors to record content from their home or office which has resulted in much more flexible and innovative teaching methods such as the growing use of the "Flipped classroom" approach at Pace and most Higher Ed institutions.
For more information on Echo360, click here to visit the website.
To download Echo360, please review the tutorial below entitled "Embedding an Echo360 Video in Blackboard." Please contact your Ed Media Office, should you need any assistance with downloading the software, training, or logging into the Echo360 system. Please find contact information for the Ed Media offices here.
Use this script to help you create a video introduction to your course.
What Is Digital Storytelling?
Digital Storytelling is the practice of using computer-based tools to tell a story. Through this modern tool students demonstrate their understanding with images, narration, videos, text, & music. Several courses at Pace University have already incorporated digital stories into the curriculum, including meteorology, marketing and English courses.
Which Video Tool Should I Use for Digital Storytelling?
This guide is a compliation of resources for finding music, images and videos that can be legally downloaded and used in your projects. It also includes isnstructions for downloading these materials on your computer.
Create interactive posters that include text, graphics, music, videos and other types of media called “glogs.” Glogster EDU enables instructors to create course accounts to gather all of the glogs of a class in one place.
Captures a group discussion about a single artifact, such as a picture, document, presentation, video, or a combination of several artifacts. Users can participate though webcam, microphone, telephone, text or file upload. They can also interact with the artifact through annotations or drawings