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Captioning Options

Captioning my own videos

If you create your own videos and use them in your courses make sure to caption them.

Details on how to use the following resources are described in the Online Faculty Handbook in Canvas.

Canvas Studio

If you use Studio to create your videos you can caption them from within Studio. It does machine captioning which you can edit to make them accurate.

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

3C Media Solutions

If you do not wish to host your videos at YouTube you can use 3C Media Solutions which is a free service provided to all of the California Community Colleges.

The captioning service is DECT grant funded so it is only available for videos that are used for course instruction.

Use 3C Media Solutions to host and caption your videos (Online Faculty Handbook)


  • Upload your videos to your YouTube channel
  • YouTube will add auto-captioning. Edit the captions to  ensure they are accurate.

Create captions for my YouTube videos (Online Faculty Handbook)

Captioning VoiceThreads

To caption VoiceThreads we request funds through the Distance Education Captioning and Transcription (DECT) grant,  which supports professional captioning and transcription services for multimedia materials used in California community colleges and is administered by College of the Canyons. 

Learn how to get help with captioning your VoiceThreads:

Captioning VoiceThreads (Online Faculty Handbook) 

Captioning videos I don't own

The DRC can help you caption videos that you do not own. Before contacting them make sure you have received copyrights to the video.

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