The Academic Media Services team provides faculty with a range of production services to enhance their classroom and online teaching. Services provided include captioning course media, creating course related videos, and developing multimedia-based course content.
The Academic Media Services group also has facilities to help faculty create their own course multimedia, such as voice narrated slide presentations and software demonstrations.
All services are provided free of charge for credit-bearing courses.
The Provost has established guidelines for captioning media to ensure that RIT creates an educational environment that is accessible to all learners. Please provide the RIT Student Guidelines for Captioning Audio-Visual Media in your classes that require student presentations
To learn more, watch the Provost's Message on Why RIT Captions Media.
Media Services can caption and stream english language media from a variety of formats, including websites, and host it on our streaming server for use in myCourses. To initiate a captioning / transcription request please complete the form above.
Once captioned you will be notified by email, then follow these instructions for placing media in myCourses.
If you are a student, coordinate with your instructor to complete the media request form on your behalf for required media presentations or other coursework.
Also, consider editing YouTube auto-generated captions, see additional information on the right regarding using YouTube.
Captioning via YouTube can be accomplished in four ways, typing in captions, uploading a script and synching timing, editing auto-genreated captions, or uploading a caption file.
Captioning Copyrighted Media
RIT has created an official stance regarding Copyright, Fair Use, the TEACH Act and other accessibility laws and considerations. Please review the RIT Copyright Policy that addresses the use of all media at RIT before making a captioning request.
If your media adheres to the guidance of the RIT Copyright Policy, complete this request form for captioning
Media Services does not have the legal expertise to advise faculty on the RIT Copyright Policy. If you have questions about the policy, we would recommend contacting the RIT Office of Legal Affairs.
The Academic Media Services team produces video for use in credit-bearing RIT courses, including:
- Captioning and streaming for myCourses
- Guest lecturers
- Lab demonstrations
- Student presentations
- Special course-related events
The Academic Media Services uses a variety of tools and techniques to build and deliver multimedia for education. We work side-by-side with faculty and TLS Instructional Designers to select the appropriate tools and design activities to best achieve the course’s learning outcomes.
Our team has developed:
- Educational games
- SCORM compliant learning objects
Multimedia projects work best for concepts that cannot be effectively recorded to video.