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How do I add captions to Canvas Studio media in a course?

How do I add captions to Canvas Studio media in a course?

You can generate or upload caption files to your video or audio files in Canvas Studio. The most common file type is an SRT file, though Studio also supports VTT files, which are more user-friendly for mobile devices.

If you need help creating a captioned file, you can use a captioning site such as Amara to easily create captions for your video or audio files.

Open Media

Open Media

Open the Canvas feature area that displays the video or audio file you want to view.

Add Captions

Add Captions

To generate or upload captions, click the Captions tab.

Generate Captions

Generate Captions

To automatically generate captions for your media, choose the spoken lanugage [1] and click the Request button [2].

View Captions

View Captions

After your caption file has been queued and processed, your generated caption file will appear in the Manage Captions section.

View Caption Options

View Caption Options

To view more options for the caption file, click the Options icon [1]. To review and publish the captions, click the Edit link [2]. When you are editing the auto-generated caption file, the media file will automatically pause until you click the next timestamp.

You can also download [3], replace [4], or delete [5] any caption file.

Review and Publish Captions

Review Publish Captions

Review the generated caption file and click the Publish button. Any additional changes made to the caption file after it is published will be saved automatically.

Upload Captions

Upload Captions

To upload a caption file, click the language button for the caption file you want to upload [1].

To upload a custom caption file, click the Show More link [2].

Upload Custom Captions

Upload Custom Captions

Click the Custom button.

Enter Language

Enter the name of the language [1] and click the Submit button [2].

Select File

Select File

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

View Captions

View Captions

Your caption will appear in the Manage Captions section [1]. To upload a caption for another language, click the language button for that language [2].

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.

Enable Captions

Enable Captions

To toggle captions in your media, click the Captions icon [1]. By default, captions are off.

To select a language, click the language you want to view [2].

Comments

Hello. I am curious about three (3) things with Studio functionality...

(1) Why only FFX and Chrome? (e.g., Safari, iPads, etc.) --Safari has had support for WebRTC since v11.

(2) Is there a specific uninstall routine or it simply drag & drop on the Mac? --it's not listed anywhere, it's helpful to know should I decide not to use it.

(3) How would one trim a webcam recording? --It looks like one would have to (a) download the video, (b) edit it offline, then (c) re-upload it again.

Many thanks, in advance.

--John B.

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