If you upload your videos directly to Pathwright using the Video Upload Block,* you can now add closed captions by uploading your .vtt file to the Media Manager.
This will allow the learner to toggle on closed captioning and choose between multiple language subtitle options, if available.
*Note: if you upload your video files without going through the Video Upload Block, the subtitles/captions setting will not be applied.
How to add closed captions
Step 1: Create your caption file
We currently support only .vtt type files in our closed captions tool. There are many tools available for creating your file. You may have a tool for this in your video editing software, or you can use YouTube or another free online tool. Be sure to download your subtitle file(s) in .vtt format.
Step 2: Upload video to Blocks.
Upload your video to Pathwright using the Video Upload Block.
Step 3: Upload your caption file
With your video file uploaded, and the Media Manager open, select "Details" on the video where you'll be adding captions.
When the side panel opens, select "Subtitles." From here, you can add, manage, delete, edit, or download your subtitle files.
How to upload:
To get started, select "Add subtitles."
Select the Language (required).
Upload your .vtt file.
Name your file, set the captions to active if you're ready to go, and save.
💡Tip: You can toggle "Active" to the off position if you don't want to display this file as closed captions at the present, but save it for later use.
Step 4: Test captions in the video block's player.
Publish your changes, and use a preview mode if you'd like to test the captions. Closed captions need to be turned on by the viewer using the "CC" button in the video player.