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Closed Captioning

Closed Captioning benefits everyone! The use of closed captioning has been shown to help improve student comprehension, promote better accuracy, boost engagement, and can lead to better student outcomes.

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Captioning Matters!

The use of captioning benefits students in note-taking, the spelling of keywords, and comprehension. Additionally, the faculty profiles of instructors who use captioning in their videos are rated higher in the areas of respect and concern for students, facilitation of learning, communication of ideas, and the overall rating of the instructor.

The following resources provide on-demand captioning support for the UWF community.



Panapto is an easy-to-use platform provided by UWF that allows faculty, students, and staff to create and share videos.

Click on the video link below for a two-minute video that will guide you through the process of adding Automatic Speech Recognition (ACR) generated captions to your Panapto videos.

How to Add Automatic Speech Recognition Captions to Videos In Panopto is a newer platform that allows users to add Automatic Speech Recognition (ACR) captions to videos.  

How to Add Automatic Speech Recognition Captions to Videos Using


Adding captions in Canvas is also an option! Canvas relies on self-generated captions, which can be implemented during development or retroactively. We highly recommend faculty edit their captions once generated to ensure accuracy before uploading them to their Canvas course.

How to Add Captions to Videos in Canvas


YouTube is another popular platform that provides the option to add captions. 

How to Add Captions to YouTube Videos


Another self-generated option available to the UWF community is Camtasia. 

How to Add Captions to Videos in Camtasia