The stenographer role allows for any participant in an instructor driven Virtual Classroom session to provide real time captioning for participants.
To access Closed captioning the Virtual Classroom environment, click on the vertical ellipses in the upper right corner then select Open settings.
Next, activate the Closed captioning resource by selecting the Closed captions tab on the left and clicking the check box. There are also optional drop down menus to change the font, size and color of the text. Any changes made here are only seen by the user that makes the changes. When you are finished, click save to return to the main meeting space.
The Closed captions overlay will appear within the Virtual Classroom meeting space; the user can resize and place this frame anywhere on the page. The instructor will identify the individual who will type the captions and advise that person to become the stenographer by clicking the Take ownership button. Note: Only one participant should take ownership of the stenographer role.
The stenographer will type into the frame and other participants who have activated the closed caption function will see the real time captions as they are added.