Academic Technology GuidesInstructor Guides Rich Content EditorHow do I add captions to new or uploaded videos in Canvas as an instructor?

How do I add captions to new or uploaded videos in Canvas as an instructor?

How do I add captions to new or uploaded videos in Canvas as an instructor?

You can easily create and upload caption files when you add video content in the Rich Content Editor. The Rich Content Editor is used in features that support the editor (Announcements, Assignments, Discussions, Pages, Quizzes, or Syllabus).

This lesson only applies to creating captions for videos created or uploaded into Canvas. If you've created a video outside of Canvas that you want to include in your course, learn how to create captions for external videos.

If you have not yet created or uploaded your video, learn how to record a new video or upload an existing video.

Note: Users can view video captions in the Canvas by Instructure mobile app. 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.