These tutorials will give a basic overview of SIL Transcriber.
The simplest way to experience SIL Transcriber is to give it a try.
If you will be working on a collaborative transcription project, you’ll want to setup a team.
Whether you are working on transcription on your own or with others, you’ll want to setup a project. The Try It! item shows how to setup simply with an audio file but if you have multiple audio files that are transcribing different passages, you’ll want to setup a project.
Offline setup was intended for locations where the Internet is not available. SIL Transcriber sets up the project online but once it is setup, all the transcription work can be done offline as described here.