Zoom: Enable Closed Captioning

Closed Captioning can be enabled in Zoom during a meeting, and there are several options for managing caption appearances and features.


To Enable Closed Captioning in Zoom:

  1. Open Zoom and log in via SSO with your myLSU credentials.
  2. After you have joined the meeting, click the More button in your meeting options, then select the Captions... option.
    More menu with captions option highlighted
  3. The first option in the caption menu, Show Captions, will allow you to turn captions on.
  4. The second, View Full Transcript, will open a sidebar that provides the full transcript for the current meeting. You may also use the search bar in this section to search the transcript.
    full transcript sidebar
  5. The third, Caption settings, will bring up the Zoom Settings window where the caption settings are located. Here, you can change caption size, color, and other features for Zoom.
    caption and accessibility features in zoom settings window
  6. If you are the Host, you will have two additional options in the original captions menu below the first three. These are Disable Captions, and Set up Manual Captioner.
  7. Selecting Disable Captions will end automatic captioning for all participants.
    • Note: If captions are disabled, participants will need to request captions be enabled for the current meeting. The host and / or co-hosts must then approve a request for captions to be re-enabled for all participants. For more information, please see Zoom Support: Enabling automated captions.
  8. If you select Set up Manual Captioner, you can assign a participant to type the captions, select yourself to type them, or use a third party service by choosing Copy the API token button in this menu and following the instructions in your third party service.
    set up manual captioner menu



Referenced from: Zoom Support

8/7/2023 3:19:15 PM