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How do I upload a captions file to my video in my course?

You will learn how to upload a captions file to your video in your course in Canvas.

This guide is for when you already have a video uploaded and you now want to add captions. If you haven't yet uploaded the video, then you should follow this guide on how to upload a video (and captions at the same time). If you want to upload a video to Canvas Studio, follow this guide on how to upload captions to a video in Canvas Studio.

1. Go to the Page, Discussion or Assignment where your video is located.

In this guide, the video is located in a Discussion post.

Today's Topic of Discussion #1 selected

2. Click on Edit.

Edit button selected

3. Click on the video player.

Tip: It might not be so easy to click on the player so that the Video Options menu appears. It may take some practice.

video player selected

4. Select Video Options.

Video Options selected

5. Click on Select Language.

Select Language dropdown menu.

6. Select English.

English selected

7. Click on Choose caption file.

Choose caption file button selected

Tip: You can upload only an SRT or VTT formatted captions file.

SRT file selected.

9. Click on Open.

Open button selected

10. Click on Done.

Done button selected

11. The CC button now displays in the player.

CC button displays on video player

12. Click on Save.

Save button selected

Article Summary

You have now learned how to add a captions file to your video in your course.