How do I create captions for new or uploaded videos in Canvas?
Canvas recently introduced a new page design called the New Canvas User Interface (UI). Depending on your Canvas view, your page design may vary from the images shown in this lesson. However, the functionality and location of the components remain the same.
You can easily create and upload caption files when you add video content in the Rich Content Editor. The Rich Content Editor is used in features that support the editor (Announcements, Assignments, Discussions, Pages, Quizzes, or Syllabus). Captions are created through Amara and can only be created for supported video formats, which includes MP4 and FLV files. Once you have uploaded your video and created captions, learn how to view video captions.
This lesson is for creating a new video or uploading an existing video into Canvas. If you've created a video outside of Canvas that you want to include in your course, learn how to create captions for external videos.
Note: Canvas must render the video and create a URL link before you can create a caption file. If you try to add subtitles and the subtitle creation tool is not yet available, try accessing your video later.
Open Rich Content Editor
Click the Save button to save any changes to the post made in the Rich Content Editor.
Note: When using the Rich Content Editor in Assignments, Discussions, Pages, and Quizzes, you have the option to Save & Publish. When using the Rich Content Editor in the Syllabus and Discussions pages, the Save button may appear as “Update Syllabus” or “Post Reply”.
Go to Subtitle Creation Tool
Copy the video URL provided in Step 1. Click the Go to subtitle creation tool button . A new tab will open in your browser window.
Note: Canvas must render the video and create a URL link before you can create a caption file. If you try to add subtitles and steps 1 and 2 are not yet available, try accessing your video later.
Add New Language
Click the Add a new language link.
Log in to Amara
Create your subtitles for your video using the instructions in the video window .
You can use keyboard controls to help you navigate through your video. To get more keyboard controls, click the more commands link .
For general guidelines regarding subtitles, click the subtitling guidelines link .
Under the Language heading, click the name of the language subtitle file you created.