Another (the best) tool for Live Captioning Your Zoom Session

Last week, I posted some notes about five different tools for live captioning a Zoom session. After I posted, I found out that OU had just turned on a new tool that de-necessitates these work arounds.

Zoom has integrated Otter.ai‘s technology to provide an AI-powered live caption. You can turn it on for your particular Zoom room by going to zoom.us and logging in. Then go to Settings. Under the “In Meeting (Advanced)” settings, make sure that the closed captioning is turned on. Then tick the box for “Enable live transcription service to show transcript on the side panel in-meeting”

Screen shot of the settings for Advanced Meetings in Zoom highlighting the closed captioning options.

Once you’ve turned on the AI-generated captions, you should be able to see the captions in your next Zoom meeting.

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