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How to Caption Your Udemy Videos at No Cost - Unofficial

Learn how to caption your udemy videos using this free, fast, easy to use method. Closed Captioning Tutorial.
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Created by Gary Venrooy
Last updated 12/2014
  • 33 mins on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion

This course is not sponsored by or affiliated with Udemy, Inc.

Closed captioning is a subtitling system designed to make television more accessible to the hearing-impaired. Unlike movie subtitles, which are intended to translate dialogue for people who can hear the rest of the soundtrack, closed captions need to convey all important sound effects, music cues, nonverbal expressions, and dialogue that occur as a program plays. Subtitles and closed captions open up your content to a larger audience, including deaf or hard of hearing viewers or those who speak other languages.

This course will show you how to caption your Udemy Videos using a very easy and Free process. You'll learn how to make a closed caption file using very advanced software, that is free to use. This course will take you through the entire process step by step. In this course, I'll show you how I personally caption my videos, and how to adjust and tweak the timing of your caption files. I'll also show you how to upload those caption files to your Udemy course. Plus I'll show you the many benefits of captioning your videos. This course is for anyone who produces their own videos and would like to open up their videos to a broader viewing audience. It's also for anyone wanting to stay ahead of the new FCC rules requiring Captioning for most broadcasters.

Closed captioning is encoded in a variety of ways, depending on the video format. But in this course we will be teaching you how to make the ".srt" file format, which is compatible with your Udemy course videos.

This course will show you how to:

- Find a free captioning method
- How to use the free captioning method
- How to fix the timing on you captions
- How to get the right file format for Udemy
- How to upload your new caption file to Udemy

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone who creates videos should take this course
  • Anyone who wants more people to access their videos should take this course
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What Will I Learn?
Caption your own videos
Caption videos for free
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  • You need access to youtube
  • you need a youtube account
Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 9 Lectures Collapse All 9 Lectures 33:14
An introduction to the Course
1 Lecture 01:19

This is an introduction to this course on captioning your videos

An introduction to captioning videos.
The Benefits of Captioning
3 Lectures 06:56

Growing your audience is one of the benefits of adding captions to your videos.

Benefit 1 - Grow your Audience

Another great benefit of adding closed captions to your udemy course is Access.

Benefit 2 - Accessibility

One of the greatest benefits of adding a caption file to your video is the added SEO - Search Engine Optimization your course receives.

Benefit 3 - SEO Search Engine Optimization

What are the benefits of captioning?

Benefits of Captioning
2 questions
How to Caption your Videos for Free
2 Lectures 09:37

A step by step guide on how to close caption your videos, using youtube's closed captioning tools.

Caption your Video using YouTube

How to set the timing on your closed caption file.

Setting The Timing On Your Captions
Uploading your Caption Files to Udemy
1 Lecture 02:15

How to move your caption file (.srt) from Youtube over to Udemy for your course videos.

Move your Caption File from YouTube to Udemy
Bonus: Alternative Captioning Methods
2 Lectures 13:07

Using SVR Captions to outsource your captioning. Need help captioning? This is an alternative.

Using SVR Captions service to outsource your captioning

A great piece of software for captioning your videos. Not a free method, but a good one.

Using MovieCaptioner to caption your movies
About the Instructor
4.3 Average rating
145 Reviews
6,781 Students
4 Courses
Roku Developer & Clickbank, Amazon, eBay Entrepreneur

A very skilled professional, Gary VenRooy has been developing channels for Roku for 3 years now. He's currently the owner of RokuChannelMaker, and he has worked to help several clients get their channels into Roku's channel store.

When he's not tinkering around with Roku, Gary is a top Vendor for ClickBank and has been a part of their Premier program for several years. Gary has worked for ClickBank for nearly 10 years and has sold over a $1,000,000 worth of ClickBank product.

Gary is an eBay power seller, and also sells products through Amazon. He has been selling on eBay for over a decade, and on Amazon for the last 3 years.

Gary loves helping people make a presence for themselves online, and has worked with many companies and churches providing for them not only a website presence online, but also a video presence on YouTube and on the Roku.

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