To maintain electronic and information technology accessibility, the University of Georgia requires every department to reasonably accommodate limitations to technology access experienced by individuals with disabilities. This can be accomplished by designing and implementing work and study environments that accommodate all users. One way to accommodate individuals with hearing impairments is to add captions to the media featured within your course in eLC.


Captions can be added to your Kaltura Audio and Video one of two ways, either by requesting machine captioning or uploading an existing captions file. 


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Requesting Machine Captioning

You can request machine captioning for any video that is uploaded to Kaltura. Machine captions are generated by a computer and have an accuracy rate of 70-80% so they must be reviewed and edited to ensure they are accurate. Machine captions are a great way to start when captioning a video.


To request machine captions in Kaltura, first, select Kaltura from the course navigation bar. Then, click My Media


Click Kaltura. Select My Media


Click on the video that you want to caption. If you don't see the video you are looking for, click Add New to either upload existing media, by selecting Media Upload, or record a new presentation, by selecting Record a Presentation.


Select the video.


Click Actions and select Order Captions.


Click Actions. Select Order Captions.


Click the Order Captions button.


Select Order Captions.


If your order is processed, you will receive the following success message: "Thank you! Your caption request has been received. Captions will be automatically uploaded to your video upon completion."


Thank you message


Machine captions are usually completed in 15-20 minutes. If the system is processing a large number of requests, the processing can take up to five times the length of the video.  


Remember: machine captions are only 70-80% accurate, so once your captions are complete, please review and edit using the captions editor.


Once your captions are complete, you will see the CC icon on your video. To turn on the captions, click the CC icon and click English (or the appropriate language for the captions).


CC Icon 

Captions should now be visible on your video.


Captions present on your video


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Editing Machine Captioning

Once your machine captions have been added to your video, you will need to review and edit the captions.


To access the caption editor, first, select Kaltura from the course navigation bar. Then, click My Media


Click Kaltura. Then, select My Media


Click the video that you want to edit.


Select the video you would like to edit. 

Click Actions and select Captions Requests.


Select Caption Requests.


Next, click Edit.


Click Edit.


You will then be redrected to the Captions Editor. The Captions Editor features the following tools:

  • Progress Bar - The Progress Bar shows the time that the video is currently at and also displays how far you are into the particular video snippet you're editing.
  • Video Controls - Press play to start and pause the video. The double arrows will skip to the previous or next sentence in the captions. The double arrows with a line will jump to the beginning of the sentence.
  • Editing Pane - Edit the video captions in the editing pane. You can also click above and below the editing pane to jump to the previous or next sentence. Any time you click into the editing pane, the video will auto-pause so you can edit the captions.
  • Save Button - Save the current edits and return to the file at a later point to continue editing.
  • Approve Button - Save your edits and publish the edited captions to your video.


Captions Editor


Once you are done making your edits, click Approve and your edited captions will be published to your video.



Click Approve. 

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Adding an Existing Captions File

If you have an existing captions file, you can upload this file to a video in Kaltura Audio and Video.


To begin the process of adding a captions file to your video, first, select Kaltura from the course navigation bar. Then, click My Media


Click Kaltura. Select My Media.

​Click on the video you want to caption. It must be a video that you have uploaded or that you can edit. If you don't see the video you are looking for, click Add New to either upload existing media, by selecting Media Upload, or record a new presentation, by selecting Record a Presentation.


Select the video you would like to edit.


Click Actions, and select Edit.

Click Actions. Select Edit.


Click the Captions tab. Click Upload captions file. Your file must be in SRT or DFXP format.


Select the correct language in the dropdown, and give the captions file a label. This label will appear in the captions selector on the video. Click Save



Your captions should be uploaded and present under the Captions tab.



After your captions have been uploaded, click the Details tab, and click Save to save your uploaded captions.




Now, go to My Media, and select the video you just captioned. You will see the CC icon on your video, and you can click the label of the captions that were uploaded to apply the captions file.




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