Lecture Transcription Service explained

What is the Lecture Transcription Service?

Recordings created through the LCS (Lecture Capture System) use Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) to build a transcript of the video, which provides searchable text alongside the LCS recording. Transcripts will be accessible from approximately 30 to 60 minutes after the recording is available online, depending on the number of simultaneous lectures or the length of a recording.

Generally, the transcripts are around 80% accurate. A number of factors can affect accuracy, including the accent of the speaker, subject-specific terminology, distance from the microphone, and background noise. Whilst some staff may choose to edit their transcripts, there is no requirement for them to do so. Inaccuracies in the text should be expected and there will be no grounds for special consideration, extension or other appeal based on transcription errors.

The transcripts are generally easy to read and are provided to supplement lecture recordings to enhance student learning. For example, the transcript can help you to find your way to recorded content for review. Over 70% of students in our pilot program found they had a positive impact on their study, but it’s entirely up to you to choose the tools you find helpful.

Where closed captions are required, this service will continue to be provided.

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