How do I view captions in a video?

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.

Some videos within Canvas may contain closed-captioned files. You can view the captions in the closed-captioning menu.

Open Video

Open Video

Click the video you wish to view. The video will enlarge on your screen.

Select Subtitle Language

Select Subtitle Language

To view the captions in your video, hover over the closed caption icon [1]. By default, videos are closed captioned and will always be set to None. Click the radio button next to your subtitle language [2]. Click the Play button [3].

View Subtitles

View Subtitles

View the subtitles in your video.