Adding your captions

Common tools used by UA Staff for videos and captioning:

UA Libraries Video Streaming Services

Videos requested through UA Library will have captions automatically included if the original media is captioned.

Auto-Transcribe Options

Many companies and applications such as YouTube, Zoom, and Panopto, are offering auto, machine-generated captions and transcripts.


UArizona's Lecture Capture tool:

  • Manually upload captions in Panopto
  • Import ASR (Automatic Speech Recognition) generated captions
  • Integrate your captioning account with Panopto with the following steps:
    1. Set up an account with a captioning vendor.
    2. Set up an API integration within your captioning account for Panopto
    3. Request your API integration information be added to Panopto by contacting Academic Technologies Support at
      • Make sure you have your API key information, the desired turnaround time, and the point of contact for your unit's primary caption requestor.

Popular Platforms

Adobe Premiere

Articulate StoryLine

Do-it-yourself tools

Create your own time-stamped captioning file

  1. Upload video to a service supporting auto-captioning 
  2. Allow auto-captions to be created 
  3. Correct auto-captions and re-sync video 
  4. Download captioning file 

Other tools:

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