Add subtitles to a video

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Authors are able to generate or upload subtitles to the following video types:

  • Document: Video that you uploaded
  • Record yourself or record your screen

Learners who play a video with subtitles can activate them on the bottom right of the player. When Subtitles on is selected, the option remains activated for future videos.

Add subtitles to a video

The platform automatically generates subtitles on videos added to courses.

  • The generated subtitles correspond only to the language of the video. We do not provide automatic translation of subtitles. If you wish to add subtitles in a different language than the language of the video, you must manually add the subtitles file.
  • For performance reasons, if there are more than 30 seconds of silence at some point in the video, the platform will stop generating subtitles after that time.

Authors can manually add different subtitles via upload:

  1. At the top of the homepage, click Courses.
  2. Click the course you need to add subtitles to.
  3. Select the activity with the video.
  4. At the top right of the video, click settings.svg Settings.
  5. Click Upload subtitles (.srt or .vtt file).
  6. Select the subtitle file.
  7. Click SAVE.

Tip: You can use free online tools like clideo.com to quickly create subtitle files.

To update or replace the subtitles, repeat the above steps with your new file.

If your course is available in several languages, you can add localized subtitles.

Display or download transcripts

Learners can display or download transcripts from videos with subtitles, by clicking DOWNLOAD TRANSCRIPT or SHOW TRANSCRIPT below the video.

You can open the .vtt subtitles file with any text application (such as TextEdit on macOS, or Notepad on Windows).

Remove subtitles from a video

You can remove manually added subtitles.

  1. At the top of the homepage, click Courses.
  2. Click the course you need to remove subtitles from.
  3. Select the activity with the video.
  4. At the top right of the video, click settings.svg Settings.
  5. Click Remove subtitles (.srt or .vtt format).

The subtitle button selection remains visible for iOS mobile users due to native iOS components.

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