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Live Transcription

How to enable live transcription in your meetings:

Please note: This is enabled by default on all Otago Zoom accounts, so steps 1-4 below can be skipped, however if it is not enabled on your account for some reason, please do the following:

  1. Sign into your Zoom account on the web.
  2. Go to Settings > Meeting > In Meeting (Advanced)
  3. Turn on Closed Caption
  4. Turn on Enable live transcription service to show transcript on the side panel in-meeting.

Turning on Live Transcript during a meeting

  1. Make sure you have joined your meeting as the Host by being signed into your Zoom account before starting the meeting.
  2. Join your meeting as per normal.
  3. Click “Closed caption” or “Live Transcript” from the menu bar at the bottom of the Zoom window.
  4. Select “Enable Auto-Transcription”

Zoom will now begin live captioning your meeting. Speech will be automatically detected and displayed at the bottom of the screen.

Please note: Although generally it is reasonably accurate, it is unlikely to be 100% correct and will contain errors therefore can not be relied upon for any situations where exact translation is critical. According to Zoom’s support page, a live transcript’s accuracy can be impacted by:

  • Background noise
  • Volume and clarity of the speaker’s voice
  • Speaker’s proficiency with the English language
  • Lexicons and dialects specific to a geography or community

If Live Transcription is not sufficiently accurate for your needs, then Zoom recommends typing manual captions.