All video and audio files uploaded to Kaltura My Media within Canvas or DU MediaSpace will have an auto-generated closed caption file. As the video owner or editor, you can edit the auto-generated closed captions to improve accuracy. Captions should be 95% accurate to meet ADA accessibility standards. This article describes how to edit captions. Auto-generator captions can take 10-60 minutes to be produced depending on the duration of your video or audio file. The screenshots below illustrate how to edit captions in My Media within Canvas and the process is very similar within DU MediaSpace.
How to Access Video Caption Editor
Within Canvas, go to My Media and select the video you wish to edit. Click the title of the video. Within DU MediaSpace (https://mediaspace.du.edu), login and go to My Media and click the video you wish to edit. Click the title of the video.
Once your on the main video page, scroll down to the Actions menu and select Captions & Enrich option.
Click on the pencil icon to open the closed caption editor.
Closed Caption Editor
As the video owner or editor, you can quickly scan the captions by scrolling down the transcript. This tool offers you the ability to “Find & Replace”. Speaker name information is very important when you have multiple speakers because it helps identify who’s talking. Press Save button to save your changes and then return back to the video.
Along with the close captions, an interactive transcript is also provided below the video player. A user can click View Transcript to open up the transcript window. The user can also download the transcript file by clicking the download icon. Any updates made to the close captions will automatically update the transcript file.
Closed Caption Display Options
Video viewers can click on the video player CC button and select Options to modify the close caption font size, color, and background .
If you need to download the closed caption file (.SRT), go to your video/audio entry, click Edit -> Captions -> click the download icon.