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2021-05-15 Q&A: User Settings: Auto-Show Closed Captioning

Looking to discuss this feature from the 2021-05-15 Release Notes? Post a reply and start a conversation!

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Surveyor II

This feature looks promising, but would like for the verbiage to be more clear. When it says "auto-show", does that mean captions are auto-generated or that caption files uploaded are automatically showing in the player with no action needed from the end user?

Normally the terms used in situations like this are auto-generated, Machine captions, or ASR (automatic speech recognition) when talking about captions that are automatically created.

Auto-show is usually used when captions that are linked to a video show by default as opposed to users having to click CC (Closed Captions) on the video player to see those captions. 

I appreciate any clarification you can provide. 

You got it exactly right. This feature will "auto-show" captions on Canvas LMS videos if the captions exist. It's not creating captions.