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Creating Closed Caption in Articulate Storyline – Method II

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Creating Closed Caption in Articulate Storyline - Method II

Since a couple of weeks, we have been discussing the importance of closed captions in eLearning. We have seen how the Notes Pane in Articulate Storyline is used to display closed captions when you use its built-in player. Also, we have seen one of the two methods to create a closed caption in case of you use a customized player.

Customized Player

Today, in this blog, we will discuss the second method, where each line of the transcribed text comes in sync with audio similar to movie subtitles.

Step 01:

Create a button or an icon on the slide (depending on your interface requirements) that can be triggered to display the closed captions.

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Step 02:

In the base layer, select the CC button/icon and add a trigger to it as shown in the screenshot below.

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Step 03:

Add a new layer for the transcribed text.

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Step 04:

Create a similar CC button/icon in the new layer.

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Step 05:

Select the CC button/icon in the new layer and add a trigger to it as shown in the screenshot below.

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Step 06:

In the base layer, create a text variable as shown in the below screenshot.

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Step 07: 

Again, in the new layer, add a box where the transcribed text can be displayed and write the name of the text variable you have just created, between 2 percentage marks.

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Step 08:

Create small rectangles outside the slide. Number of rectangles depends on the number of breaks you give for the whole transcribed content.

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Step 09:

Timeline of the rectangle patches must be aligned as shown in the screenshot below. (It depends of the ‘readability time’ you give for each sentence.)

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Step 10:

Now, adjust the text variable as shown in the screenshots below.

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That’s it! Preview or publish and check the functionality.

This is the second method to create closed captions, where each line of the transcribed text comes in sync with audio similar to movie subtitles.
Hope this tip is helpful to you. Please share your thoughts through your valuable comments.

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