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How do I upload a caption file to Canvas Studio media?

In Canvas Studio, you can upload caption files for your uploaded media and for media linked from YouTube and Vimeo. Studio supports SRT file types, the most common transcript file type, and VTT file types, a more mobile-device-friendly transcript file type.

For help creating a media caption file, you can use a captioning site such as Amara.

Note: Canvas Studio allows you to generate a caption file for your uploaded media. For media files that do not already have captions, learn about generating captions using the Caption Request tool.

Open Media

Open Media

In your Studio account, locate the media you want to view on the My Library page [1], or using the search field [2].

To open the media file, click the View link [3].

Open Captions

Open Captions

Click the Captions tab.

Select Caption File Language

Upload Captions from File

In the Upload section, select the language used in your caption file [1]. To view additional language options, click the Show More link [2].

If Studio does not display the caption language in the list, click the Custom button [3].

Enter Custom Caption Language

Enter Custom Caption Language

Enter the language name in the Caption Language field [1], then click the Submit button [2].

Open File

Open File

Locate and select the file on your computer [1]. Click the Choose or Open button [2].

View Captions

View Captions

Once uploaded, the caption file displays in the Manage Captions section.

You can add multiple caption files for one media file.

View Caption Options

View Caption Options

To view options for a caption file, click the Options icon [1]. You can download [2], replace [3], or delete [4] any caption file.

Note: Caption files download in the same file format that they were uploaded in (SRT or VTT). After downloading, you can convert caption files into word processing files on most computers.

Enable Captions

Enable Captions

By default, captions are turned off. To turn on captions in the media, click the Toggle Captions On icon [1].

Note: The Toggle Captions On icon only displays if the media has captions.

Disable Captions

Disable Captions

To turn off captions in the media, click the Toggle Captions Off icon.