Canvas allows you to integrate video and other types of media into your content pages within the Rich Content Editor. You can also add caption files to videos using this tool. Please note that the following instructions only apply to videos directly uploaded into your Canvas page via the Canvas Media Tool - these instructions do not apply to Kaltura videos.
There are other methods for adding videos to Canvas pages (such as Kaltura), and additional instructions are provided for captioning that media. We also have guides for recording new videos and uploading already existing ones.
Note: Users can see video captions with the Canvas mobile app. Users utilizing the iOS version of this app (with iPhones) can only view the captions for videos in the WebVTT format. Any other video format on the iOS version of the app will not display captions.
You will need a subtitle/caption file for your video.
This will open a new tab in your browser where you will be able to create a subtitle file for your video.
Here is a guide for creating a subtitle/caption file in the subtitle creation tool. Once you are finished, you can return to this page.
Please Note: Canvas may take a while to render the video. If you cannot see Step 1 or Step 2 on the "Create/Add Subtitles" window, try accessing your video at a later time.
Once you have your caption file saved to your computer, you can add it to your video.