Media Solutions

Captioning Grant Funding

Funding is available for captioning Distance Education material for all California Community Colleges through Automatic Sync.

The DECT grant covers distance education apportionment generating courses only.

Distance Education classes are telecourses, online courses, and hybrid courses (51% online delivery or better). Eligible distance education courses are those that are credit or non-credit, but not no-credit or community extension. The former generate apportionment from the state, the latter dont. The latter activities need to be self-funding. For example, a 3-unit history class would be eligible; a 1-unit non-credit ESL class would be eligible; a no-credit community extension class or continuing education would not be eligible.

To submit an application follow these steps:

  1. Get a quote from Automatic Sync Technologies (AST)
    1. contact Kara Stark ( and tell her
      • number of classes/videos
      • length of videos
      • course
      • quarter
    2. get quote back from Kara
  2. Complete application
  3. Submit the quote and the application to Jill Roberson at College of the Canyons
  4. Sign up to get a DECT account at this link
  5. Jill will give you a project number to submit with your application to AST via the DECT account.

When you receive your captioned materials, deploy in your class.

Your Responsibility

Legal Copies and Uses

If you use the Edustream media solution to store your files, you must still comply with copyright law and Fair Use principles. You are personally responsible for any content you upload and it is your responsibility, separate from that of Foothill College, to be certain your materials are legal to copy and use.

Accessibility and ADA 508 Compliance

Please remember that you are required to provide accessible formats for all online content, whether or not students with disabilities are actually registered for your course. For video that means captioning.

Grant funds are available for captioning. -Application process-

From the Faculty Handbook

"Copyright compliance is the responsibility of the instructor"

Please refer to these resources for information on copyright compliance.

  1. Copyright and Fair Use for Education Poster
  2. Fair Use Best Practices Guidelines

"Students and staff may copy material on public use equipment in the Library. Copyright laws apply to materials in all formats (print, electronic, or microforms)."

"Obtain permission from the publishers if materials are not your own and are copyrighted. These forms and the laws which govern copyrighting are available in the Bookstore."

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