Live Closed Captions are accessible to users with the assigned role of Moderator.
As a moderator you can access the Live Closed Captioning feature in a live meeting, enabling students with audio accessibility barriers the opportunity to actively participate in their BigBlueButton sessions.
It is important to note that this is not an auto capture function and requires manual input. We recommend assigning a third party (second moderator) to act as a stenographer in the live session.
Live Closed Captions are also processed into the recoding playback for later viewing.
The closed captioning function is located in the moderator menu in the users list of the BigBlueButton interface.
*If you do not have access to this menu you have not been assigned the moderator role.*
Locate and select the Cog Wheel icon.
From the list of menu options select Write Closed Captions.
Next you will be prompted to choose a language from the Drop Down  to caption in (by default English is selected) - this is the local language you, the captioner, will see. To set the language and to begin captioning select Start .
A closed captioning editor  will open. To begin writing captions select the input area  and begin captioning.
When in use, viewers can enable the closed captioning by selecting the Closed Captioning  icon that will appear in the bottom left hand corner of the presentation pane.
Exporting Closed Captions
Moderators can export the closed captions and save to their local device.
To export the closed captioning transcript select the Export  option from the closed captioning editor and choose the Document Format  from the list of available options.