Record and transcribe audio with the Glean app

Glean’s Transcription feature empowers you to engage with information your way, ensuring you have everything you need to refine your notes after class.

Take control of your learning with our scaffolded note-taking process.

How does Transcription work in Glean?

Our Transcription feature allows you to convert any of your audio recordings into text.

This gives you the ability to record an entire lecture with Glean, and then opt to convert the whole recording into text after it’s finished.

Therefore, you’re free to fully engage in class, then refine your understanding later when you review your notes.

Key details about Transcription

  • Launching Spring Semester 2022
  • Only available on Glean’s web app
  • Transcribe audio after class to help refine your understanding of class info
  • Internet connection is required at the time of transcription

Introducing Transcription

We’ve put together a quick demonstration video to show you how it works.

Just simply click the Convert to Text button and Glean will create a transcription from your Event (audio file).

Once that’s done, you can easily toggle between Audio and Text to interact with information in whichever way works best for you.

How does Transcription add value to your class recordings?

Will you choose to listen back or read through? Transcription with Glean gives you a complete record of everything said in your classes in audio or text formats, so you control how you interact with information.

Refine your understanding

Using Glean’s Transcription product feature, you can refine your understanding of captured information by engaging with labelled audio in a more meaningful way.

Engage fully in class

With Glean working its magic on capturing live audio, you can engage fully in class, knowing that you can refine information in a meaningful way later on.

Be selective with information

Be selective with the information you focus on. Use the transcript to interact with text associated with your labelled audio to reduce information overload.

How can you access Transcription in Glean?

You'll soon have access to Transcription through your institution's Glean for Education package.

Key Details
  • Transcription will automatically be made available to students at institutions with Glean for Education.
  • There will be no additional charge for Glean for Education customers, but transcription will be subject to fair use.
If your institution isn’t currently on the Glean for Education package, you can ask your support staff about upgrading to access Transcription.


Here are some answers to questions you might already have about Transcription in Glean.

When will I get access to Transcription?

At present, Transcription is only available as part of our Glean for Education plan for institutions. While we can’t yet say when Transcription may become more widely available, it is something we will be assessing closely over the coming months - watch this space!

How long does it take to generate a transcript?

It takes around 5 minutes to generate a transcript for every hour of recording.

Do I need to be connected to the internet?

You will need to be connected to the internet to request and download a transcript, but you can safely disconnect or visit other web pages while the transcript is generating.

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