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  1. Upload your video to Kaltura via Moodle or directly into Kaltura at
  2. Wait for Kaltura to process the video and captions. Kaltura will auto-caption the video in English. Auto-captioning typically occurs very quickly, within minutes for shorter videos, and can take 30 minutes to an hour + for videos an hour or longer. 
  3. Once it's processed, click the link for the video in your “My Media” area.
  4. Click the “Actions” drop-down menu, and then click Edit.
  5. Click the “Captions” tab.
    • Note: in addition to providing access to the Closed Captions Editor, this tab also includes options for hiding, deleting, or downloading captions (as a .srt file)
  6. Click the “Edit captions” button.
    • This will bring you to the Closed Captions Editor page.
    • Make edits directly in the timestamped sections shown on the left of the page.
    • Play/pause the video on the right side of the page to view where captions will be shown (displayed captions will be highlighted in blue).
    • Delete or add caption sections as needed.
    • Edit timestamps as needed.
    • Use the Search or Search and Replace options at the top of the page.
    • To add a Speaker, select the checkbox next to the caption sections
    • Enter the speaker's name in the Add Speaker box at the top of the page. 
    • Click the Add button.
    • Be sure to click the Save button at the top right of the page when edits are complete.


Kaltura automatically captions in English. There are also options for auto-captions in French, German, Mandarin Chinese, and Spanish. 

Note: Auto-captions will only work with the same language, such as Spanish auto-captions for dialogue in Spanish. 

To auto-caption in a language other than English:

  1. In Kaltura or from My Media, select the video you want and start the video playing. 
  2. From the Actions Menu, select Caption and Enrich.
  3. Order Machine Captions in the language of your choice.
  4. Once the captions have been processed, follow the instructions above to edit as needed.
  5. To delete the English captions: 
    1. Start the video playing 
    2. From the Actions Menu, select Edit, then the Captions tab
  6. Select the X next to the English captions to delete them.