How to get a summary of your notes in

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The digital world is abundant with productivity tools designed to simplify our everyday tasks. One such tool that has seen a surge in popularity is Otter AI, a platform that has redefined how we take notes, create transcripts, and generate caption files from audio or video files. Let’s delve into how to use Otter AI to enhance your content creation and learning experiences.

How to Use Otter AI for Note Taking

The first step towards leveraging this innovative tool begins with visiting the Otter AI website. With a paid subscription, you unlock its full potential, ideal for content creators and those who need to generate SRT files frequently. But for the purpose of this guide, we’ll explore its note-taking capabilities.

On entering the interface, select the “Record” button to start. Otter AI instantly begins to transcribe everything that is said. It has the ability to capture conversations from multiple speakers simultaneously, assigning speakers and timestamps to the recorded information. Imagine sitting in a history class or a meeting, and Otter AI generates a detailed transcript for you!

How to Use Otter AI for Transcribing Conversations

But the magic doesn’t stop at note taking. What Otter calls an ‘individual recording’ is actually a conversation, which can be viewed, shared, or revised at any time.

Once you conclude a recording, it begins processing in the background. You can easily locate any of your previous conversations. For instance, if you select a six-minute-long conversation, you’ll notice a ‘Summary’ tab. Otter AI smartly categorizes your notes and attempts to apply structure, ensuring your content is neatly organized.

Moreover, the summary can be effortlessly copied into another program like Microsoft Word, providing you with a well-structured document without the hassle of manual note taking.

Sharing and Collaborating with Otter AI

In a collaborative environment, Otter AI shines by allowing you to share conversations with others. Any notes or images included in the conversation can also be shared, making it a versatile tool for group meetings, webinars, or study sessions.

In conclusion, understanding how to use Otter AI effectively can significantly boost your productivity. It’s more than a note-taking tool—it’s a comprehensive solution for content creators, students, and professionals alike. So, why wait? Try Otter AI today, and experience a new level of efficiency!

Transcribe a video with Otter AI

Video Overview Getting Started: Using Otter.AI for Transcription You begin your transcription journey by visiting the Otter.AI website. This platform offers an easy-to-use ‘Import’ button, designed to make your experience as seamless as possible. The beauty of…

Notetaking with Otter AI

This post will explore features of notetaking with Otter AI. The video below is a little over 7 minutes long. Some takeaways Notetaking with Otter AI Welcome to the Accessibility Guy channel. In this video, we will…

Transcribe a video with Otter AI

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Getting Started: Using Otter.AI for Transcription

You begin your transcription journey by visiting the Otter.AI website. This platform offers an easy-to-use ‘Import’ button, designed to make your experience as seamless as possible. The beauty of this tool is its ability to accept both audio and video files, making it incredibly versatile and suitable for an array of projects.

An example is used to demonstrate this process – a video titled ‘Get accessible starting today.’ This file, stored on a desktop, was simply dragged and dropped into Otter.AI’s interface. Once your file has been uploaded, the magic begins as Otter.AI takes over, transcribing your file in no time.

Analyzing the Transcript: Using Otter.AI for Detailed Review

Even for short videos, such as a 37-second clip, Otter.AI delivers a comprehensive transcript. It outlines the title of the conversation, allows users to assign speakers, and even provides a handy summary of key words.

The platform gives you the option to play back your audio at any stage, ensuring accuracy throughout your transcript. This feature can be especially helpful when creating content that is accessible to everyone, including those with disabilities.

One of the crucial benefits of using Otter.AI for transcription is its interactive editing feature. If you encounter a misspelling or incorrect punctuation, you can simply select ‘edit’, make the necessary adjustments, and then select ‘done’.

Exporting the Transcript: Using Otter.AI for Maximum Efficiency

The platform’s versatility shines through again with its exporting options. A variety of formats are available, such as SRT files, which are popular among many users.

You can customize the exported transcript by setting the maximum number of lines and characters per line according to your preference. After making the adjustments, select ‘export’, and voila! You have your SRT file ready for upload wherever it’s needed.

To wrap it up, using Otter.AI for transcription is a valuable tool for enhancing content accessibility. It’s not just a transcription service, but a platform to ensure your content is usable and inclusive, catering to a wider audience’s needs.

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Enhancing Accessibility with AI: A Tutorial on Otter AI and GPT-4 Integration

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Accessibility and AI: An Unbeatable Combination

In our quest to make communication more accessible, especially for people with disabilities, we often find ourselves seeking innovative solutions. Today, we’re discussing the intersection of accessibility and artificial intelligence (AI) through a step-by-step tutorial on integrating Otter AI with GPT-4.

Harnessing the Power of Otter AI

Otter AI offers a seamless way to record and transcribe conversations, producing a detailed, accurate text record of your meetings. In this tutorial, we use an existing ten-minute conversation, but you could just as easily record a new one.

Once you’ve chosen your conversation, simply hit the ‘More Options’ button and select ‘export.’ Change the file format to ‘clipboard,’ which enables you to copy the entire transcript effortlessly.

Integrating Otter AI and GPT-4 for Effective Summarizing

The next step in using AI for accessibility is to incorporate GPT-4. After copying the transcript from Otter AI, you’ll open a notepad document containing instructions for GPT-4. In this instance, we’re asking for a summary of the meeting, a list of discussed topics, and any action items.

After pasting the transcript and your instructions into the notepad, copy all of this information, ready to input into GPT-4. If you’re using the paid GPT-4 version, simply paste this as a message and hit ‘send.’ What you’ll get in return is an insightful summary of your meeting.

Benefits of Using AI for Accessibility: A Case Study

In our tutorial, the ten-minute recording transformed into a succinct summary. The meeting, which was a tutorial session about using ABBY FineReader PDF 16 to add form fields to a PDF, yielded a comprehensive summary touching on key points such as adding different types of fields and saving the form as a searchable PDF.

Moreover, the AI successfully identified the main topics discussed in the meeting, which ranged from using ABBY FineReader PDF 16 to making the PDF accessible and achieving WCAG 2.1 compliance. No action items were present as it was a tutorial session, and the AI duly noted that.

The Impact of AI on Accessibility

The potential for using AI for accessibility, as shown in this example, is astounding. It not only assists in the swift summarization of meetings but also identifies key themes and action items. The blend of Otter AI and GPT-4 presents an efficient and effective way to improve communication accessibility.

For more in-depth tutorials on enhancing accessibility for people with disabilities, you can explore our website. As always, we are here to be your personal accessibility guide, helping you navigate this complex yet rewarding domain. Until next time, keep exploring the power of AI!

Notetaking with Otter AI

This post will explore features of notetaking with Otter AI. The video below is a little over 7 minutes long.

Some takeaways Notetaking with Otter AI

Welcome to the Accessibility Guy channel. In this video, we will be discussing how Otter AI can be used for note-taking. Our focus will be on the basic features that come with the free version of Otter AI, although we should note that we are using a paid account.

To get started, we will first need to access the Otter AI website. We can do this by simply typing in into our web browser. Once we have reached the Otter AI homepage, we can click on the record button to begin the transcription process.

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It is important to note that Otter AI can also be used in the background to record everything that is said in a meeting or class. This is particularly useful for individuals who want to have a record of important information that was discussed during a session.

One of the standout features of Otter AI is the ability to share recordings with other individuals. This can be done by hitting the share button and typing in the email address of the individual you would like to share the recording with. It is a great way to collaborate with colleagues and classmates.

Let’s take a moment to talk about how Otter AI can be used for video recordings. We can easily take notes from a YouTube video by launching the video and recording our notes using Otter AI. This is an effective way to capture important information from lectures and webinars.

It is worth noting that while Otter AI is an excellent tool for note-taking, it is important to ensure that the tool is used properly. This means being mindful of background noise and ensuring that the speaker’s voice is clear and audible.

In conclusion, Otter AI is a fantastic tool for individuals who want to take notes effectively and efficiently. The free version of the tool is a great starting point, although users can always upgrade to a paid version to access additional features.

How to Create a Caption file using Otter AI

Do you have videos in your course or on your website? If yes, then it is best practice to ensure accurate captions have been applied to your video. This post is going to walk you through how to create a caption file using (Opens in new tab).

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This process can be summarized in just a few steps:

  1. Prepare a folder of video files that need to be captioned.
  2. Login to your paid account and create a folder for the group of files you are about to import.
  3. Select the Transcribe Audio and Video Button
  4. Drag all of your videos into the window
  5. Edit the conversations for accuracy
  6. Export the caption files as SRT

Preparing a folder of video files

This step is essential as it will help you gather all of the relevant files in a single location. There are various programs that can help you download a video file if you have lost them. If you have uploaded to YouTube or Canvas then you probably have the video files on your computer somewhere. Gather them all in one spot.

I like to create a folder on my desktop and add them all there.

Folder on desktop containing all of the files that need captions

Log in to Otter and create a folder for the video uploads

This step is for maintaining our organization throughout the process. If you have many videos to caption – this step is even more important.

Create a new folder in otter ai
Create a new folder in otter ai

Select the upload media button

Once you are inside the folder you want to upload all of your videos to, select the Transcribe Audio and Video button.

Transcribe audio and video button in otter ai
Transcribe audio and video button in otter ai

Move all the video files from the folder on your desktop into the upload window

Simply drag all of the video files into the upload area.

Dragging files into

The files will immediately begin uploading and transcribing

The video files begin to be transcribed

Edit the Conversations for accuracy

Each video upload will create what is called a conversation. This is what calls individual recordings. Each conversation will need to be edited for accuracy.

Select the conversation to edit it, and select the edit button.

Select the edit button to edit the captions

Make any changes required to the text of the file. Simply type over the words where updates need to occur.

Prepare for export

With a conversation open, select the options menu and choose export.

Select options and then select export

This will allow you to choose SRT as an option.

Change the file format to SRT and use the settings for 2 lines and 32 characters per line.

Then, select export.


This post walks users through how to get organized with their video files that need captions, create a folder in for import, transcribe the video files, edit a conversation, and export them as an SRT file.

Using Canvas Studio? Upload the SRT file there!

Captioning and Canvas Studio

Canvas Studio makes it easy to host a captioned video for content that you or someone else has created. This guide explains just how to do it!

Captioning is an important aspect of accessibility, and captioning in Canvas studio can be a breeze. If you are using Canvas and are posting videos; they need to be captioned. This post is not going to explain why captioning is important, but rather; how do you do it in Canvas Studio.

Canvas Studio offers a unique approach to captioning videos for content that you might own or do not own. It is also a premium feature – so be sure to check with your Canvas Admin to see if it is available.

Video Overview

This video will walk you through the steps needed to host a captioned video in Canvas Studio. The watch time is 2 minutes and 5 seconds.

Steps needed to host a captioned video in Canvas Studio

The basic premise is to get an SRT file, and then upload it into Canvas studio. Once you have the video captioned, it can easily be placed on the page. This section will cover the following steps:

  1. Get an SRT file for the video you want to caption
  2. Add the video to your Canvas Studio library
  3. Upload the SRT file to the captions section within Canvas Studio
  4. Insert the Video into the Canvas page

Step 1 – You have the SRT file right?

There are many tools to get an SRT file for a video that you are trying to caption. Here is one method using to create an SRT file. Make sure to edit it for accuracy!

Step 2 – Get the video into Canvas Studio Library

In order to properly display a video using Canvas Studio – it must be added to your library. Here are the steps:

  1. After logging into Canvas – select the Studio button on the left column.
    The studio button in canvas
  2. Select Add in the top right corner
    adding new media to canvas studio
  3. Upload a raw video file or use a YouTube link
    Upload a raw video file or a youtube link to canvas studio

Step 3: Upload the SRT (caption file) to the video itself

  1. In Canvas studio, ensure you are in My Library
  2. Select the video you want to add a caption too
    Select the video from your library that you want to add captions too
  3. Select the caption tab
  4. Upload English captions
    Select the caption tab and upload english captions

Step 4: Place the video into a canvas page

Get into edit mode on the canvas page that you want to add your newly captioned video

  1. Select the apps button in the Rich Content Editor
  2. Select Studio
    select apps and select studio
  3. Select the video to place onto the page
    select the video you want to add

That’s it!

Are you working with documents like PowerPoint, PDFs, or Microsoft Word files? Check out some of my other posts.