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How can I get captions on My Media videos?

Machine-captioning of spoken English is available to Tufts users for free on videos you have uploaded to My Media in Canvas. The captioning is done automatically (using a computerized speech-to-text process) and is 70-80% accurate. Once the machine-captioning is complete, you can edit the captions to improve their accuracy.

NOTE: videos with clearly recorded audio will produce better machine-generated captions.

Follow the instructions below to get captions on a My Media video --

Log into Canvas

Choose "My Media" from the left-side menu

Find your video and click the title to see video details

From the "Actions" menu under the video player choose "Order Captions"

From the "Fidelity" dropdown menu choose "Mechanical" and click "Order Captions

In the "Request received" window, click "OK"

The video player window will refresh and you'll see confirmation of your order. When the status is listed as "Authorizing" captioning is in progress.

NOTE: The time needed to complete machine-captioning for a video is approximately 5 times the length of the video itself. E.g., for a 10 minute video, machine-captioning may take 50 minutes or longer.

When the status changes to "COMPLETE" captioning is done

The status will show whether captioning is complete

Once captioning is complete, edit the captions to improve their accuracy. Click the "Edit" button to get started.