Uploading Closed Captioning Files for Captures (Instructors)

Some institutions generate their own closed captioning files and Echo360 allows those institutions to upload those manually generated file to captures.

Instructors can upload these files to any video media that resides in their library (captures or videos they own). Instructors for a section can also add captions to captures/video media they do not own but which has been published to the section by selecting Details from the content menu in the class list.

Echo360 only supports the use of .VTT and .SRT files.

Both Administrators and Instructors can manually upload captioning files to captures/video media.

To add closed captioning files to a capture

  1. From your LIBRARY page, find the content you want to caption then click on it.
    ALTERNATELY, click on the content icon in the class list for a section, and select Details from the menu.
    The capture details page appears.
    capture details page for completed capture with Add captions option identified as described
  2. On the right side of the details panel, below the capture preview, click Add next to Captions.
    If the capture already contains closed captioning, this option is labeled Reprocess instead.  
  3. From the captioning options dialog box that appears, select Upload a file.
    Add captions options with upload a file selection as described
  4. In the Filepicker window that appears, navigate to and select the closed captioning file to apply to this capture. Only .VTT and .SRT file types are accepted at this time.

Once the file is uploaded, it is applied to and synced with the capture video. This processing should take a very brief period of time.

NOTE that if a user edits the video, the captioning file may need to be re-done and re-uploaded for application to the edited video.