Manage Media Options
Uploading media directly from your computer into Canvas will eat up alot, if not all, of your alotted 2 GB course or organization storage limit; extra space will not be granted. Because of this, it is most beneficial and recommended to first upload your media into Kaltura and then embed the media into Canvas. This allows you to save your storage space for other content.
There are a few options for captioning a Kaltura video. For more information, see Captioning and Editing in Kaltura, as well as, Kaltura: Turn an Edited Transcript into Closed Captions Using the Alignment Tool Feature
Opted to Upload Media Directly to your Canvas Course?
You can easily create and upload caption files when you upload video content in the Rich Content Editor. The Rich Content Editor is used in features that support the editor (Announcements, Assignments, Discussions, Pages, and Quizzes).
This lesson only applies to creating captions for videos created in or uploaded into Canvas. If you've created a video outside of Canvas that you want to share in your course, you can create captions using an external service such as Amara or YouTube.
Note: Users can view video captions in the Canvas apps. 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.
Open Media Upload Tool from Toolbar
To upload media from the toolbar, click the Media icon .
You can also upload media from the media options menu. To view additional media options, click the Media Options arrow . Then select the Upload/Record Media option .
To view the Media icon, you may have to click the Options icon.
Note: If the Media icon does not display in the toolbar, media uploads have been disabled by your institution.
Open Media Upload Tool from Menubar
You can also upload media using the menubar in the Rich Content Editor. The menubar displays the title of Rich Content Editor tools and may be preferable for those using keyboard navigation.
To upload media using the menubar, click the Insert menu , select the Media option , and select the Upload/Record Media option .
By default, the Media Upload Tool displays the Computer tab . Click or drag and drop a media file to media uploader to upload a file from your computer .
Select the media file and click the Open button. The uploader displays the media file name and a file preview. To remove the file, click the Delete icon [trash can icon in the right-hand corner].
Click the Add CC/Subtitles checkbox .
To specify the language for your captions, click the Select Language drop-down .
To attach your caption file, click the Choose caption file button . You can upload SRT or VTT files.
Select the file you wish to upload, then click the Open button.
View your media file and your caption file. To attach additional caption files, click the Add button [+].
When finished adding media and caption files, click the Submit button.
When you add captions to a media file, the file displays a CC icon.
Some videos within Canvas may contain closed captioning. You can enable captions in the video options menu.
Note: If you view a video in a Canvas app, iOS devices can display captions created with WebVTT files. If you cannot view video captions in an iOS device, the caption type is not supported.
Embedded videos display directly in Canvas. Videos with subtitles display a CC icon.
To view the video captions, click the CC icon . To view subtitles in an offered language, click the language name .
When closed captioning is enabled, you can view the subtitles as the video plays.
You can manage video options for videos previously uploaded in the Rich Content Editor. The Rich Content Editor is used in features that support the editor (Announcements, Assignments, Discussions, Pages, and Quizzes).
This lesson only applies to videos created in or uploaded into Canvas.
1. To manage video options for a video previously uploaded in the Rich Content Editor, select the video , then click the Video Options button .
Note: The Video Options button will not display for videos embedded from other websites.
Manage Video Options
To edit the video title, use the Title field .
By default, videos created or uploaded using the Rich Content Editor will display as an embedded video . To display as a text link that will open in a new tab when clicked, select the Display Text Link option .
To manage an embedded video's size, select the Size drop-down .
Any closed caption or subtitle files that have been added will display in the Closed Captions/Subtitles section . To remove a closed caption or subtitle file, click the Delete icon . To a closed caption or subtitle file, click the Add icon .
- SRT and VTT caption files are supported in the Rich Content Editor.
- Users can view video captions in the Canvas apps. 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.
2. To save your changes, click the Done button.