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How do I add captions to new or uploaded videos in the New Rich Content Editor in Canvas as an instructor?

You can easily create and upload caption files when you upload video content in the New Rich Content Editor. The New Rich Content Editor is used in features that support the editor (Announcements, Assignments, Discussions, Pages, and Quizzes).

This lesson only applies to creating captions for videos created in or uploaded into Canvas. If you've created a video outside of Canvas that you want to share in your course, you can create captions using an external service such as Amara or YouTube.

If you have not yet created or uploaded your video, learn how to record a new video or upload an existing video.

Note: Users can view video captions in the Canvas apps. However, iOS devices can only display captions in WebVTT format. If you use another format besides WebVTT, users on iOS devices will not be able to display the video captions.

Open Media Upload Tool from Toolbar

Open Media Upload Tool

To upload media from the toolbar, click the Media icon [1].

You can also upload media from the media options menu. To view additional media options, click the Media Options arrow [2]. Then select the Upload/Record Media option [3].

To view the Media icon, you may have to click the Options icon [4].

Note: If the Media icon does not display in the toolbar, media uploads have been disabled by your institution.

Open Media Upload Tool from Menubar

Open Media Upload Tool from Menubar

You can also upload media using the menubar in the New Rich Content Editor. The menubar displays the title of Rich Content Editor tools and may be preferable for those using keyboard navigation.

To upload media using the menubar, click the Insert menu [1], select the Media option [2], and select the Upload/Record Media option [3].

Upload Media

Upload Media

You can upload a media file in the Computer tab.

Add Captions

Add Captions

Click the Add CC/Subtitles checkbox.

Select Language and File

Select Language and File

To specify the language for your captions, click the Select Language drop-down [1].

To attach your caption file, click the Choose caption file button [2]. You can upload SRT or VTT files.

 

Open File

Open File

Select the file you wish to upload [1], then click the Open button [2].

Submit Video

View your media file [1] and your caption file [2]. To attach additional caption files, click the Add button [3].

When finished adding media and caption files, click the Submit button [4].

View Media with Captions

View Media with Caption

When you add captions to a media file, the file displays a CC icon.