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Otter.ai (Speech-to-text) Information

What is Otter.ai?

Otter.ai turns your voice conversations into digital notes that you can easily search and share. You can use it to take notes in class if you are permitted by your instructor or if you have an approved accommodation from ARC, at your meetings and interviews, capture your thoughts and ideas while you're driving in the car, and even transcribe your existing recordings and podcasts. Instructors can also use this application to record lectures and share the audio and transcription with students. This application gives students, staff, and faculty the ability to listen to the audio, read the transcript, highlight important information, insert images, leave comments, and even download the audio, transcription, or both as a separate file.

How do I get access to Otter.ai?

This is a free iOS and Android compatible application and also has an online interface(opens in new window) that syncs to the phone app. You can download this app by searching "Otter" in the Play Store for Android or the App Store for iOS. 

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The free version includes 600 minutes of audio per month. If you require more audio time, please contact us at oats@csuchico.edu to gain access to a premium account.