Enable and Edit Automatic Transcripts from Webex

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Transcripts are automatically generated for your Webex recordings. These transcripts can be downloaded as a separate file, or they can be displayed within the video itself, similar to closed captions. If you choose to provide automated transcripts to your viewers, you must commit to editing them. Editing transcripts in Webex is fairly straightforward but is critically important. The steps below explain how to enable and edit your Webex recordings made through your UMD account.

Editing recorded transcripts

  1. Sign in to umd.webex.com.
  2. Select the My Recording icon my recording icon from the left navigation menu.
  3. Select the title of the recorded video with which you wish to work. The video should display in the middle of the page, with the transcript text on the right. The transcript will be divided into time-stamped sections.
  4. Play the video. The associated words being spoken at a given time will be displayed in the transcript text.
  5. Find the text you wish to edit, and, select the pencil icon pencil. This pauses the video.
  6. Make the changes to the text as desired. Select Save.
    NOTE: You can also view the transcript as Closed Captions by selecting the CC symbol on the video player.


Print transcripts

  1. Sign in to umd.webex.com.
  2. Select the My Recording icon from the left navigation menu. Locate the title of the recording from which you wish to print transcripts.
  3. Select the Download icon download icon.
  4. Check the box next to Transcript and select Download.
  5. The transcripts will be downloaded as a .vtt file, which can be read by TextEdit (Mac) or NotePad (PC). You can also copy and paste this text into Microsoft Word or Google Docs for formatting before sharing.


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