Academic Videos

According to WCAG success criterion 1.2.2, all recorded videos need accurate, synchronized captions to meet the baseline of accessibility requirements.

Videos that are created for teaching and learning and are not shared publicly are categorized as “academic videos.” Learning Environments and OIT support two main platforms for creating and sharing academic videos in your Canvas courses:

This guide is limited to asynchronous video recordings that are available to students enrolled in your courses. Learn more about captioning basics and techniques for public videos.


To get started, upload new media in the My Media area of your Canvas course.
It will take some time for the video and automatic transcription captions to finish processing.

All videos uploaded to your Kaltura 'My Media' will receive automatic closed captions and transcripts.
Automatic captions are only roughly 70% to &5% accurate.
To make captions truly accessible, the accuracy should be closer to 99%.

Use the Kaltura Captions Editor to improve the accuracy of automatic captions.
Note that automatic captions are currently limited to English and Spanish.

Using Kaltura in Canvas

Editing Automatic Captions


Coming soon.