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Adding Captions to Panopto Videos

Automatic captions can be added to a Panopto video after it has been created. If the video has already been uploaded to a course in D2L, the captions will transfer, so there is no need to upload the video again.

Populate Automatic Captions

  1. From the course navigation bar, select Edit course.
  2. Select Panopto.
  3. The Panopto page for the course will open. Use the cursor to hover over the video that will have captions added to it and select Edit.
  4. The video editor will open in a new window. Select Captions [A].
  5. From the “Import Captions” dropdown menu, select Import Automatic Captions [B].
    selection for adding captions to a video
  6. The captions will then populate. Depending on the length of the video, this may take a few minutes. (Optional) Edit any text in the captions by selecting inside a text box.
  7. Select Apply to save the captions. This may take a few minutes to process.

Note: In order to see the captions, viewers will need to turn them on manually by selecting the CC button within the video window.

Access a Video Transcript

If a viewer needs a transcript of the video, this can be accessed by the video creator and downloaded as a .txt file.

  1. From the course navigation bar, select Edit course.
  2. Select Panopto.
  3. The Panopto page for the course will open. Use the cursor to hover over the video and select Settings.
  4. Select Captions [A].
  5. Under “Available Captions” select Default [B].
  6. Then, select Download File [C].
    selection for downloading panopto captions