Google Chrome Live Captions
The latest version of Google Chrome (version 89) includes live captions. When turned on, captions will be added to any audio or video played in the browser, including live or pre-recorded Blackboard Collaborate sessions.
To enable this feature you will need to do the following (Mac or PC):
Update Chrome to the latest version
Tip: Copy and paste this link into your browser to go directly to the relevant menu item: chrome://settings/help
Turn on captions
The first time you turn on captions Chrome will download speech recognition files.
Tip: copy and paste this link into your browser to go directly to the relevant menu item: chrome://settings/accessibility
Using captions in Chrome
If live captions are enabled, Chrome will detect any audio and video in your browser and automatically display captions in a box at the bottom of the screen. You can reposition and resize the box, or close it by clicking the x.
Live Captions will work for most audio and video if played through your Chrome browser, including Google Meet and Blackboard Collaborate sessions.
Please note: when using Chrome’s live captions in a Blackboard Collaborate session, Chrome will only caption speech from others in the session, not your own speech. Captions will not be recorded or downloaded.