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How do I enable and edit captions on my video in Panopto?

You have the ability to add ASR (automatic speech recognition) generated captions to your Panopto sessions. As with all automatic captioning services, these captions will need to be edited for obvious errors that the system may have made. Focus on comprehension, rather than making sure these are 100% perfect. Likewise, do note that this is automatic captioning but not immediate captioning and therefore it will take some time for the process to be completed and the ASR captions to become available.

Pro Tip: For videos that are shorter than one hour, the ASR generated captions may take up to 8 hours to appear. For videos that are one hour or more the process may take up to 24 hours.

FindClick on the Panopto activity in your and locate the video you wish to edit.

  1. Click on a Panopto activity in your Moodle course.
  2. Click Open in Panopto (on the right of the activity).
  3. Find the video you wish to add captions to.
  4. Hover your mouse over it and click Edit.
  5. Select Captions from the left side of the editor, and click the Import captions dropdown.
  6. Select Import automatic captions to add machine-generated captions.
  7. Captions and timings should appear below. Scroll through the captions and click on each segment to correct any mistakes that the system has made. Your changes are saved automatically.
Figure 1. Enable automatic captions in the Panopto Editor. (The video has no sound)
Updated on January 20, 2021

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