Quick Guide to Adding Closed Captioning in Canvas Studio – Step-by-Step Tutorial

Closed captioning is an essential feature for any online educational content. It has been proven that videos with closed captions have a higher engagement rate, improved comprehension, and increased accessibility for viewers with hearing impairments. If you are a content creator who uses Canvas Studio for your video production, you should know how to add closed captioning to your videos to ensure maximum engagement from your audience.

In this blog post, we’ll provide an easy guide on how to add closed captioning in Canvas Studio, step-by-step, so you don’t miss any details.

Step 1: Uploading your Video to Canvas Studio
Before you begin adding closed captions, you need to upload your video to Canvas Studio. Canvas Studio offers a simple and user-friendly way to upload your videos. You can even upload multiple videos at once, which will save you time. Here are the steps to upload your video to Canvas Studio.
1. Log in to your Canvas account.
2. Navigate to the “My Media” tab and click “Add New Video.”
3. Select your video file, and it will upload to Canvas Studio.

Step 2: Transcribing Your Video
Once your video is uploaded, you need to transcribe it. There are a few ways to transcribe your video, such as using automatic software or transcribing it manually. Canvas Studio also provides a built-in transcription tool that makes transcribing your video easier.

To transcribe your video using the Canvas Studio transcription tool:
1. Click on the video you want to transcribe from your “My Media” tab.
2. Navigate to the “Advanced” tab and click “Captions.”
3. Click “Create New Caption File.”
4. Choose “Transcript.”
5. Start typing your transcription in the text box. You can also copy and paste your transcript if you have one.
6. Once you are finished, save your transcript.

Step 3: Adding Closed Captions
After you have transcribed your video, you can easily add closed captions in Canvas Studio. Here is how you can add closed captions to your video:
1. Click on the video you want to add closed captions to from your “My Media” tab.
2. Navigate to the “Advanced” tab and click “Captions.”
3. Click “Create New Caption File.”
4. Choose “Closed Captions.”
5. Select “English” or any other language you want to add captions to.
6. Upload or paste your closed captions text file.
7. Click “Save.”

Step 4: Reviewing and Editing Your Closed Captions
Once your video has closed captions, you need to review and edit them to ensure accuracy. Canvas Studio’s caption editor provides a simple and user-friendly interface, enabling you to easily edit your captions. Here is how you can review and edit your closed captions:
1. Click on the video you added closed captions to from your “My Media” tab.
2. Navigate to the “Advanced” tab and click “Captions.”
3. Click the caption file you want to edit.
4. Review your captions and edit them where necessary.
5. Click “Save” when you’re done.

Step 5: Publishing Your Video with Closed Captions
Once your captions are reviewed and edited, you can publish your video with closed captions in Canvas Studio. Here’s how:
1. Click on the video with closed captions from your “My Media” tab.
2. Navigate to the “Share” tab and click “Publish.”
3. Choose where you want to share your video.
4. Click “Publish.”

Conclusion
Adding closed captions to your video content in Canvas Studio is a simple process that can enhance your content’s accessibility, engagement, and comprehension. Following the steps in this guide will ensure that your content is more inclusive and that your audience can appreciate your content regardless of their hearing ability. So go ahead and add closed captions to your videos today!

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