Accessibility Improvements – Warpwire

Johnson University is striving to make our courses more accessible in keeping with teaching and learning best practices, federal attention and external quality assurance organizations – and it’s not just for online courses.


When courses contain instructor created video content captions are needed. Captions not only provide assistance and support for students who may have difficulty hearing, captions also assist students of other languages and students who benefit from captions to know how to further identify a spoken term in a video. Have you ever been watching something on Netflix, Hulu or YouTube and turned on the captions because you needed them?

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Warpwire has just released another new feature that further assists students in viewing video content you create.

Warpwire video content can now be embedded with an interactive transcript – based on the captions:


To use this feature, access the Warpwire library used for the course, and under Share and select Embed Code. Select the Interactive Transcript option and then Copy the code just above. Paste the code into the Source area of any text area in your Sakai course site.

Oh and by the way, students can even SEARCH the transcript (a feature Warpwire has had for years) to jump right to the place in the video they need to hear or review.


If you have more questions or want assistance with this feature, just let the folks in DOE know. We’re here and happy to help.

Johnson University uses Warpwire to include video and audio content in courses and while YouTube and Vimeo have content, more and more courses are using custom content made by faculty using tools like Microsoft Stream, Screencast-O-Matic and PowerPoint.

Are you a faculty member looking to make a video in your course – here’s a quick guide: