All videos submitted for publication on the Penn State Altoona website and related platforms are subject to editorial review by the Strategic Communications staff. Though professional production quality is not required, videos should be of acceptable quality and content should align with the University's strategic goals.
Videos that fall under University Policy AD25's definition of a "marketing or promotional video" must be reviewed by the Department of University Marketing in Penn State's Office of Strategic Communications.
Per University Policy AD25, all videos posted to the college's Website and YouTube channel must be captioned. Offices and academic programs are responsible for providing caption information to the Office of Strategic Communications whenever a video is submitted.
Submitters may transcribe the videos manually and provide the transcription in a Microsoft Word document (timecodes not required) or take advantage of the following tools:
- Microsoft Stream
Stream is available to all Penn State Altoona students, faculty, and staff through Office 365. Videos uploaded to Stream can be auto-captioned and a caption file is available for download. Please note that captions produced by Stream should be reviewed and corrected before submitting to the Office of Strategic Communications.
- Rev Captioning Service
The Office of Strategic Communications has an account with Rev, an online service that provides captions for video and audio files at a cost. The office or program submitting the video will be billed for the captions. Current rates are $1.25 per minute of video (as of July 6, 2021).