Accessible Technology

Adding Captions to Video in Canvas

Canvas is a learning management system (LMS) that is used widely in higher education, including the University of Washington (UW).

There are many ways to add videos to your courses in Canvas. We recommend embedding Panopto into Canvas and following the procedures for Adding captions to video in Panopto.

Video can also be added to your Canvas course by uploading video through the rich text editor in Canvas. For information on how to add captions to these videos, see Instructure’s help page titled How do I create captions for new or uploaded video in Canvas?