Starting subtitles in an Amara team can be done two ways: with assignments and without assignments. 


Select your team from the username dropdown menu in the top right corner of the Amara site. Check your team Dashboard to see if your team gives assignments or not.


 

Mouse selecting a team from the username menu


See the correct section below for instructions on how to:

  • Start working on subtitles in your language

  • Edit existing subtitles

  • Compare subtitle revisions

  • View subtitle information

  • Follow subtitles for updates

  • Filter and sort team activity to find previous projects



Without assignments

This is what your team Dashboard looks if your team does not have assignments:

 

Team dashboard without assignments


For teams without assignments, any team member can start subtitles as soon as a video is added to the team.



With assignments

This is what your team dashboard looks like if your team does have assignments:

 

Assignments highlighted on the dashboard of a contributor on an Amara team


Managers, Administrators, and Owners of Amara teams must request subtitles in a language before team members can start work. 


Teams without assignments

We will show you how to contribute to your team by:

  • Finding new videos that need subtitles

  • Comparing revisions and following subtitles for updates

  • Starting new subtitles and editing incomplete subtitles

  • Searching for specific team members and activity



Team Dashboard

New videos in your language will automatically show up on your dashboard. To view all team videos, click the Videos header item at the top of the page or the Find more videos link that need subtitling link below.


You can view your recent subtitles in the History section on your dashboard. Click on the subtitle language to view more information about the subtitles you worked on. Click on the video title to go to the video page and view all a list of all subtitles for that video. To go to your team profile and view all of your subtitles for your team, click the See All link in the history section.


You can also find members in your language and view the top languages for your team at the bottom of your team Dashboard.



View all team videos

Filter, sort, search, and find team videos on the Videos tab:


Filters, search bar, sort order menu, and video thumbnail highlighted and numbered on the videos page for a contributor on an Amara team without assignments

 

  1. Filter team videos by video language and duration

  2. Search for videos by title

  3. Sort videos by date added, video title, and number of completed languages

  4. Click on the video thumbnail to view subtitles, start new subtitles, or edit incomplete subtitles for a video



Subtitle page

View the status of your subtitles, edit subtitles, compare revisions, or follow subtitles for updates when changes are made on the subtitle page. You can view who created each revision on the right side of the page. Click the Activity tab underneath the video to see who has reviewed your subtitles.


Edit subtitles, revision history, follow toggle, and subtitle information sections highlighted and numbered on the subtitle page for a contributor in an Amara team without assignments


  1. Edit subtitles and view status

  2. Compare two revisions of subtitles

  3. Edit or follow edits to this set of subtitles

  4. View subtitle information and activity




View video information and start new subtitles

Start new subtitles, edit incomplete subtitles, and view video information and history on a video’s page.Incomplete subtitles, complete subtitles, embed and follow options, and video details sections highlighted and numbered on the Videos page for a contributor in an Amara team without assignments

  1. Create new subtitles in your language

  2. View and edit incomplete subtitles


    • Click on the language link to view subtitle’s page

  3. Get embed code or follow video for updates

  4. View video information and activity



Find team members

Filter, sort, and search for members in your team in the Members tab. Clear all filters to restart your search. If your team settings allow contributors to invite new team members, you will see a green plus button next to the search bar.

 

Filter and sort options, search bar, invite members button, and clear filters button highlighted and numbered on the members page for a contributor on an Amara team


  1. Filter team members by role and language or sort by date joined

  2. Search for team members by name

  3. Invite team members by username or email

    • Must be allowed in team settings to view this option

  4. Clear all filters and sort orders to restart your search



Find specific team activity

Filter, sort, and search activity by all team members. Clear all filters to restart your search. 

 

Filter and sort menu and clear filters option highlighted and numbered on the activity page for an Amara team


  1. Sort activity by date or filter by:

    • Activity type 

    • Video

    • Video language

    • Subtitle language

  2. Clear all filters to restart your search



Teams with assignments

We will show you how to contribute to your team by:

  • Finding new assignments

  • Comparing revisions and following subtitles for updates

  • Searching for specific team members and activity



Team Dashboard

View new assignments in your language on your team dashboard. To view all assignments, click the See all link under My Assignments.


You can view your recent completed subtitles in the History section on your dashboard. Click on the subtitle language to view more information about the subtitles you worked on. Click on the video title to go to the video page and view all a list of all subtitles for that video. To go to your team profile and view all of your subtitles for your team, click the See All link in the history section.


You can also find members in your language, view newest team videos, and view the top languages for your team at the bottom of your team Dashboard.



View all team videos and assignments

Filter, sort, search, and find team videos or view all assignments on the Videos tab:

 

Filters, content selection, search bar, sort order menu, and assignment action item highlighted and numbered on the video page for a contributor on an Amara team with assignments


  1. Filter team videos by:

    • Video language 

    • Subtitle language

    • Project folder

    • Assignment type

    • Video duration

  2. Choose to search for assignments or videos

  3. Search by video title

  4. Sort assignments or videos

    • Sort assignments by due date

    • Sort videos by date added, title, and number of completed languages

  5. In All Assignments tab, click the teal button to take the assignment



View subtitle information and assignment status

View complete and incomplete subtitles, edit subtitles, compare revisions, or follow subtitles for updates when changes are made on the subtitle page.

 

Assignment status, revisions, edit button and follow toggle, and subtitle information sections highlighted and numbered on the subtitle page for a contributor on an Amara team with assignments


  1. View status of subtitles and take assignment

    • The assignment is unavailable if the button is gray

  2. Compare two revisions of the subtitles

  3. Edit or follow edits to this set of subtitles

    • Editing is unavailable if Edit button is gray

  4. View subtitle information and activity



View video information and all associated assignments

Start new subtitles, edit incomplete subtitles, and view video information and history on a video’s page.

 

Assignment, embed and follow, and video information sections highlighted and numbered on the video page for a contributor on an Amara team with assignments


  1. View and filter all assignments for this video

    • Filter by your languages, popular languages, or view all

    • Click on the language to go to that subtitle’s page

  2. Get embed link or follow video for updates

  3. View video information and activity



Find team members

Filter, sort, and search for members in your team in the Members tab. Clear all filters to restart your search. If your team settings allow contributors to invite new team members, you will see a green plus button next to the search bar.

 

Filter and sort options, search bar, invite members button, and clear filters button highlighted and numbered on the members page for a contributor on an Amara team


  1. Filter team members by role and language or sort by date joined
  2. Search for team members by name

  3. Invite team members by username or email

    • Must be allowed in team settings to view this option

  4. Clear all filters and sort orders to restart your search



Find specific team activity

Filter, sort, and search activity by all team members. Clear all filters to restart your search. 

 

Filter and sort menu and clear filters option highlighted and numbered on the activity page for an Amara team


  1. Sort activity by date or filter by:
    • Activity type 

    • Video

    • Video language

    • Subtitle language

  2. Clear all filters to restart your search



 

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