How do I add captions to new or uploaded videos in the Rich Content Editor in Canvas as an instructor?
You can easily create and upload caption files when you record a new video or upload an existing video in Canvas using the Rich Content Editor. The Rich Content Editor is used in features that support the editor (Announcements, Assignments, Discussions, Pages, and Quizzes).
You can create a caption file using an external captioning tool such as Amara or YouTube.
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 Video Options
Click your newly recorded media or uploaded media . Then click the Video Options link .
Select Language and File
To specify the language for your captions, click the Closed Captions/Subtitles drop-down menu .
To attach your caption file, click the Choose caption file button . You can upload SRT or VTT files.
Select your caption file , then click the Open button .
View Selected File
View your caption file .
To attach additional caption files, click the Add button .
When finished adding media and caption files, click the Done button .
Click the Save button.
- The assignment, discussion, pages, and quizzes details pages display a Save & Publish button.
- The Syllabus page displays an Update Syllabus button.
- Discussion replies display a Post Reply button.
View Media with Captions
Note: Videos that are embedded as extra large size or larger with captions display a Captions icon.