UNL Academic Video

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UNL Academic Video is the video streaming and capturing service provided by VidGrid

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VidGrid is a free service available to all faculty and students

Getting Started:

Visit https://go.unl.edu/academicvideo and choose Enterprise Login.

Enter your entire UNL email address and you will be taken to the UNL single sign on page.

Enter your UNL credentials, a VidGrid account will be created for you and you will be taken to your home page. 

If you have further questions please contact the Canvas Team at collaborate@unl.edu .

UNL Academic Video features:

  • Full service 99% ADA compliant closed captioning completed by real people at VidGrid
  • Edit videos in their library after it has been uploaded
  • Add a “blur” effect in editing mode to hide unwanted areas
  • Replace videos with updated versions without having to change the URL or embed code
  • Resize or remove the video window even as you record
  • Choose the area of the screen they want to capture
  • Better manage permissions for specific groups

Academic Video service to UNL campus:

The UNL Academic Video service is available to instructors and students at UNL. 

Due to a large number of student accomodation requests only instructors with approval from the Services for Students with Disabilities office will be eligible for Professional Captioning until further notice. We hope to add more professional minutes soon.

Machine Captioning is still available

Video captioning service for UNL Campus: 

  • Professional Closed Captioning is currently available only to instructors with students who have been approved throught the Services for Students with Disabilities office

Professional Closed Captions are first run through a voice-to-text application then inspected and revised by at least two live text interpreters for accuracy that is compliant with ADA standards

Please allow 24 hours for every 30 minutes of video that you submit

  • To request captioning through the office of Services for Students with Disabilities, please contact Barbara Woodhead (bwoodhead1@unl.edu) at the Service for Students with Disabilities office

Machine Generated Closed Captions are created by an advanced voice-to-text application within VidGrid

Generally these captions are 80% to 90% accurate but that accuracy depends on multiple factors: audio quality (often the microphone or the room in which audio is recorded), clarity of speech and enounciation and technical language are a few critical ones.

VidGrid has a good caption editor that allows you to quickly make corrections as your video plays

Video: How to edit captions


ITS offers a free automated lecture capture service in specially equipped rooms. This service allows an instructor to have their lectures recorded automatically based on the course schedule. Classes will be recorded automatically then routed to the instructor's VidGrid library. Recordings in the rooms listed below will include a video camera focused on the instructor area, the PC image displayed on the screen and audio from the instructor's microphone. 


You must have a VidGrid account to use the automated lecture capture service. Follow the steps above to acquire an account before requesting a scheduled recording.

Rooms currently equipped with Automated Lecture Capture:

AVH 106

AVH 115


HAH 110

HENZ 124

KEIM 262

LLS 102

LPH 209

RH 15

TEAC 105


Getting Started

Here is a short video explaining how VidGrid works with Canvas

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