Closed Captioning

Icon Business / Enterprise Applications and Services Description
Closed captioning allows faculty to add transcribed, synchronized captions to their Tegrity lecture captures for reading by their students when the recordings are played.Closed captioning also can be added to DVDs with approved copyright permissions.

Captioning addresses compliance issues and is beneficial to students with hearing impairment, where English is not their first language, and with learning disabilities.

Closed captioning allows viewer flexibility, especially with the increasing popularity of mobile devices where students may be in locations where access to the audio is limited. Captioning allows them to view content where audio may not be allowed, such as libraries.

Closed captioning can improve comprehension and retention for all students.

Service Level Options
Dependent Services
Learning Management System / Blackboard / Tegrity
Faculty and Staff
Faculty, Staff and Students
Hours of Availability
Service is available 24 x 7 x 365, except during planned maintenance and upgrades.
Support is provided by Information Technology Services during Service Desk hours of 7:00 am – 12 midnight Monday – Saturday, except during holidays and intersession. To report issues or if you have questions about this service, please contact the Service Desk at 617.373.4357 (xHELP).
Charges for this service vary depending on the length (number of minutes) of the recording.
Request for Service

Faculty can submit a request for captioning through their Tegrity course site. At the bottom of the instructor course view page click on the ‘Choose An Action …’ dropdown menu and click on ‘Automatically Caption.’ In addition, a request form must be filled out and submitted at Click Service Catalog on the left, then click on Closed Captioning under Presentation Support Services. The request will be forwarded for budget and copyright approval. Captioned recordings normally will be returned within three days after approval. The captioned recording will be returned to and appear on the instructor’s Tegrity course page.

For DVD captioning, email your request to

If you have any questions, please contact Academic Technology Services via the Service Desk at 617.373.4357 (xHELP).

Version, Date last updated
Get Started
See the Closed Captioning Support page or contact Academic Technology Services (ATS) at for more information.