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Closed Captioning

Live Closed Captions are accessible to users with the assigned role of Moderator.

As a moderator you can access the Live Closed Captioning feature in a live meeting, enabling students and attendees with audio accessibility barriers the opportunity to actively participate in their TokBird Live sessions. 

It is important to note that this is a auto capture function and does NOT require manual input. The text is converted from human speech.

Closed Captions

The closed captioning function is located in the moderator menu in the users list of the TokBird Live interface.

*If you do not have access to this menu you have not been assigned the moderator role.* 


Locate and select the Cog Wheel icon.


From the list of menu options select Write Closed Captions


Next you will be prompted to choose a language from the Drop Down [1] to caption in (by default English is selected) – this is the local language you, the captioner, will see. To set the language and to begin captioning select Start [2].

closed captioning editor [1] will open. To begin writing captions select the START DICTATION and begin speaking.

When in use, viewers can enable the closed-captioning by selecting the Closed Captioning [1] icon that will appear in the bottom left-hand corner of the presentation pane.

  1. This is the language of the presenter.  Typically this option will not need adjusting.
  2. Color of the closed caption text.
  3. Color of the background area where the closed-captioning text is displayed.
  4. Font you wish the closed captioning to be displayed in.
  5. Closed Captioning font size.
  6. The language you wish your close captioning be displayed in.  (over 100 languages to choose from)
  7. Option to turn on Speech mode that will replace the original presenter’s speech.
    • NOTE: if this dropdown is not displayed it means the language you chose in Option #7 does not include speech capability.  There are currently 45 different languages and 110 dialects. 
  8. Choose the dialect you wish to hear the spoken speech.
    • NOTE: this will MUTE the original audio from the presenter.  In the event you need to hear the original presenter, you will need to reactive the audio using the following icon at the bottom of the screen. 

* Please note that there will be a slight delay between the time the presenter speaks and the new, translated audio is heard.  If you are also watching the presenter talk via webcam the audio will NOT be synced with the video.

Exporting Closed Captions 

Moderators can export the closed captions and save to their local device. 


To export the closed captioning transcript select the Export [1] option from the closed captioning editor and choose the Document Format [2] from the list of available options.

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