Answered By: Jeana Rogers
Last Updated: Jan 24, 2017     Views: 38

Third party owned videos (e.g. found on YouTube, Vimeo, etc.) used in your courses must also contain high-quality captions. To assist you in this process, CAT and the Library have developed a sequence of steps to help you determine that the best captioned video content is sourced and being used for your course.

1.    Search our Licensed Databases (Library):

Contact your liaison librarian and provide them with a list of videos you intend to use for your course.  Your librarian will search for the same and/or similar video content in one of the existing Butler subscribed video databases (Kanopy, Films on Demand, and VAST). Most of these videos already contain captions and Butler has licenses to use these videos (unlike most videos found on YouTube, Vimeo and similar services). You are encouraged to search these databases, too.

2.    Seek captioning support (CAT)

If already-captioned video content is not successfully located in the Library subscription databases or via other resources, CAT may be able to caption the content or outsource caption creation to a service provider. Factors affecting this step include the following elements:

a.    licensing restrictions of the work;

b.    turnaround time required and;

c.    length of the video content.

If you already have written permission from the copyright owner, this last step will be greatly aided. For more information about requesting captioning for 3rd party videos, contact CAT at 317-940-8575 or by email at  


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