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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 [1]. Then, to upload a caption file, click the Upload button [2].

Select Caption File Language

Select Caption File Language

In the Upload Captions section, click the Language drop-down menu [1], and select the language used in your caption file. Then, click the Upload button [2].

Enter Custom Caption Language

Enter Custom Caption Language

If Studio does not display the caption language in the list, click the Custom link [1].

Enter the custom language name in the Language field [2], then click the Upload button [3].

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.

A media file can have multiple caption files in different languages. However, a media file can only have one caption file per language.

View Caption Options

View Caption Options

To view options for a caption file, click the Options icon [1]. You can edit [2], download [3], replace [4], or delete [5] 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.

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