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How do I add captions to new or uploaded videos in the Rich Content Editor in Canvas as a student?

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

Open Video Options

Click your newly recorded media or uploaded media [1]. Then click the Video Options link [2].

Select Language and File

Select Language and File

To specify the language for your captions, click the Closed Captions/Subtitles drop-down menu [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 your caption file [1], then click the Open button [2].

View Selected File

View Selected File

View your caption file [1].

To attach additional caption files, click the Add button [2].

When finished adding media and caption files, click the Done button [3].

Save Changes

Save Changes

Click the Save button.

Notes:

  • 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

View Media with Caption

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