Self-study opportunities, summarizing former content taught, presenting case studies for analysis, and exposing students to a multitude of languages and cultures are only some of the many benefits Video content has to offer in the classroom. With that being said, using video content can sometimes pose an accessibility issue, for example, making videos accessible to the hearing impaired or to presenting videos to an audience speaking a different language.

Formative offers Closed-Captions for videos added using links from YouTube or from Vimeo.

Formative will carry over and present the same CC languages supported for the video on the original platform.

To choose Closed-Captions for a Vimeo video:

  1. Copy and Paste the Vimeo link and click "Add Video"

  2. The CC box will appear below the video automatically

  3. Click the CC box to reveal a dropdown of languages available

  4. Click on your language of choice, or "No CC"

To choose Closed-Captions for a YouTube video:

  1. Copy and Paste the YouTube link and click "Add Video"

  2. Click "Play" and then the CC box will appear below the video

  3. Click the CC box to reveal a dropdown of languages available

  4. Click on your language of choice, or "No CC"

Common Q&A

I added a video from YouTube or Vimeo but I'm not seeing the language I need for the Closed-Captions.

Formative uses the original platform's CC list. If you're not seeing a language you are looking for in Formative it is most likely because that language is not supported for the video on the original platform. Please check the original video for the languages supported!
If the language appears on the original video platform, but not in Formative - please reach out to the support team at support@formative.com

I added a video from YouTube and the CC box did not appear, what should I do?

If you've added a video from YouTube you need to click the Play button first for the CC box to appear.

What's next?

Learn how to add Video content to formatives or questions on a formative!

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