Some institutions want to configure automated publishing of content to classes, but do not want that content to be available until the closed captioning for the media is completed. The Delay video availability toggle allows administrators to delay the availability of video media to students until it contains closed captions.
Administrators can set the default at the institution, organization, or department level.
Instructors can also set this at the Section level (unless overrides are disallowed) but may not understand that if there is no captioning provider configured, those videos will never be available to students. In addition, uploaded videos are NOT automatically captioned, and the instructor must request that the admin send the video for captioning. Alternately, manual captions can be applied by uploading a .vtt or .srt file.
To delay video availability until closed captions are present
Auto-publishing of content is now delayed until the closed captions are attached to the media. In addition, while administrators or instructors can select to manually publish video content to a class, the video is unavailable to students until it has closed captioning.
uploaded videos are NOT automatically sent for captioning; an administrator
will need to manually submit those items for captioning before they will
be made available to students in the classroom. To manually submit a video
for captions, click the item from the Admin's CAPTURES page, then click
Add next to Captions on the right
side of the capture details page.