Bridge (en)Author Guide StudioHow do I add captions to Bridge Studio media in a course?

How do I add captions to Bridge Studio media in a course?

As an author, you can generate or upload caption files to your video or audio files in Bridge Studio. The most common file type is an SRT file, though Studio also supports VTT files, which are more user-friendly for mobile devices.

If you need help creating a captioned file, you can use a captioning site such as Amara to easily create captions for your video or audio files.

Notes

  • Some features may be restricted based on permissions for your user role
  • As an author, you need access to the Studio LTI tool to use the My Uploads page. Contact your organization admin for access.

Open Author Menu

In the Global Navigation menu, click the Application Switcher icon [1]. Then, click the Author menu option [2].

Note: The Global Navigation menu may differ depending on what is enabled in your account.

Open Course

Click the course Edit icon

Locate Embedded Media

Locate Embedded Media

Locate the embedded media file.

Add Captions

Add Captions

After your media is embedded in your course, you can add captions.

To generate or upload captions, click the Captions tab.

Generate Captions

Generate Captions

To automatically generate captions for your media, choose the spoken language [1] and click the Request button [2].

View Captions

After your caption file has been queued and processed, your generated caption file will appear in the Manage Captions section.

View Captions Options

View Captions Options

To view more options for the caption file, click the Options icon [1]. To review and publish the captions, click the Edit link [2]. When you are editing the auto-generated caption file, the media file will automatically pause until you click the next timestamp. 

You can also download [3], replace [4], or delete [5] any caption file.

Review and Publish Captions

Review and Publish Captions

Review the generated caption file and click the Publish button. Any additional changes made to the caption file after it is published will be saved automatically.

Upload Captions

Upload Captions

To upload a caption file, click the language button for the file you want to upload.

Select File

Select File

Locate and select the file on your computer [1]. Click the Choose or Open button [2].

View Captions

View Captions

Your uploaded caption will appear in the Manage Captions section [1].

To upload a caption file in a new language, click the button for that language [2].

View Caption Options

View Caption Options

To view options for a caption file, click the Options icon [1]. You can download [2], replace [3], or delete [4] any caption file.

Enable Captions

Enable Captions

To toggle captions, click the Captions icon [1]. By default, captions are off.

To turn on captions, click the name of language you want to display [2].