BigBlueButton is an open-source web conferencing system for online learning. The goal of the project is to provide remote students with a high-quality online learning experience. Apart from those popular and common features, there are also some other features which are great but not been popularly used. Live captioning feature is one of them
Live captioning means during a session - a moderator can enter captions for a selected language during the class and BigBlueButton will display those captions, in real-time, to other students. After the session is finished, the captions will appear as subtitles in the recordings.
Let’s take a look at this short video for how it looks like for the user interface.
This feature will require the integration of Speech to Text from the third party
For MynaParrot, we are using Microsoft Speech to Text API for this function.
Someone may think for the translation of the subtitles and we have this as well
Check this video for how it works
We also can do auto-translation for the chatting
See this video
This will require integrating a third-party translation service. We are using the Google translation API service on this.
This is a really great feature for someone who has special needs on the captioning or translation requirements. And it can tremendously improve the quality of the meetings.
We offering live captioning solutions to our clients but have to start from the Ultra-2 plan or higher level since we need to do customization setup for the server. If you want to test or want to discuss more on the customization, please contact us via the support channel.