As a best practice, transcripts should always be provided, so that course videos meet accessibility requirements. Video transcripts are displayed in the language selected by the learner in the video player if they are available in that language. Otherwise, by default video transcripts fall back to an English language transcript. In cases where no transcript is available, you can configure Open edX so that the video player does not display the caption and transcript buttons.
You can configure the default transcript behavior using the
FALLBACK_TO_ENGLISH_TRANSCRIPTS feature flag. By default, this feature
flag is set to
TRUE. If you set it to
FALSE, then the video transcript
will not fall back to an English language transcript and if no transcript is
available, the caption and transcript buttons are not displayed in the video
Before proceeding, review Guidelines for Updating the Open edX Platform.
To set the
FALLBACK_TO_ENGLISH_TRANSCRIPTS feature flag, you modify the
cms.env.json files, which are located one level above
cms.env.jsonfiles, in the
FEATURESdictionary, change the value of