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Otter.ai

    What is Otter.ai?

    Otter.ai is a FREE web application and mobile application that converts live speaking into a written transcription. You can get real-time streaming transcripts and, within minutes, rich, searchable notes with text, audio, images, speaker ID, and key phrases. This can be used to write papers, take notes, dictate interviews, import or sync recordings from other services, and even integrate with Zoom.

    How to Access Otter.ai

    Mobile: Otter.ai is available for iOS and Android and is available in the App Store and Google Play. 

    Web Application: Search Otter.ai(opens in new window) in your web browser.

    Select "Sign Up" and then choose "Continue with Google" to use your Chico State credentials (@mail.csuchico.edu) to create an account OR select "Continue with Microsoft" if you have a staff/faculty email account (@csuchico.edu). This application (Mobile and Web app) is free to any and all users. You will be given 600 minutes of recording time per month. If you are in need of more minutes per month, please contact oats@csuchico.edu for a premium account.

    How to Use Otter.ai

    Otter.ai Tutorial Transcript(opens in new window)

    How to integrate Otter.ai into Zoom

    Share Otter’s live transcription in 3 ways:

    1. Live share via Screen sharing - You can use the screen sharing feature of your video meeting platform to share the browser window displaying Otter’s live transcription.
    2. Live share via a Public Link - You can provide attendees with a link to view Otter’s live transcription on any web browser. In Otter web or mobile app, click the Share button, then click Create a link (web) or Link Sharing (mobile) to generate and copy the link.
    3. Live collaborate with Otter Users & Groups - You can invite people to view the live transcription in the Otter app and participate in highlighting, commenting, and adding photos collaboratively. In Otter web or mobile app, click the Share button and enter the email addresses of the recipients, or the names of the Groups you have set up in Otter.