How do I Order and Edit Automated Captions through My Media in Canvas

This tutorial provides links to articles that will explain how to order and edit automated captions within the My Media in Canvas.

Providing Captioning Accommodations

If you have a student in your class with documented captioning accommodations, the Accessibility Resources Center can provide assistance with captioning media. The Accessibility Resources Center can be contacted at: https://uwm.edu/arc/media-captioning/

About Automated Captioning in My Media:

    Even if you don't have a student with a captioning accommodation, you should consider creating media that offers proactive captioning. Captions are useful for students who are English language learners. In addition, Research shows that being able to read accurate text and listen to audio content can help students comprehend and retain information better.

    My Media is the video distribution tool integrated with Canvas. My Media offers a captioning feature that generates captions and automatically embeds the captions into the uploaded video. Captions ordered through My Media are "machine-generated" with speech recognition technology. In other words, the captions are produced without input from a human transcriber. While these captions are very accurate, they're not accurate enough for students who rely on these captions. It's important to edit captions and make corrections, usually to punctuation and spelling of disciplinary terms, in order to ensure the captions are accurate. My Media offers a user-friendly caption editing tool that makes correcting automated captions easy. 

    Below are tutorial that will show you how to upload a video, order captions, and edit captions using the online caption editing tool available through the My Media in Canvas.

    Step #1: Ordering Automated Captions

    Use the following tutorial to order automated captions within the My Media in Canvas: https://kb.wisc.edu/luwmad/page.php?id=92764 -- with the following modifications:

    • Please note that Step #1 of this tutorial is inaccurate. You will log into UWM's Canvas instance and NOT Mediaspace, as described in the article. 
    • Click on Account in Global Navigation (black bar), then click on My Media.

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    Step #2: Editing Automated Captions

    Use the following tutorial to edit automated captions within the My Media in Canvas: https://kb.wisc.edu/luwmad/page.php?id=92805 -- with the following modifications:
    • Please note that Step #1 of this tutorial is inaccurate. You will log into UWM's Canvas instance and NOT Mediaspace, as described in the article. 
    • Click on Account in Global Navigation (black bar), then click on My Media.





    Keywords:Order Edit Automated Captions My Media Canvas   Doc ID:104808
    Owner:Amy M.Group:UW-Milwaukee Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
    Created:2020-08-10 11:41 CSTUpdated:2020-09-04 08:59 CST
    Sites:UW-Milwaukee Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
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