Echo360 Student Guide - Turning on Closed Captions


When instructors have enabled Closed Captions (CC) on the video. Students and other users can turn on closed captions. This feature allows the ability to change various options on how they want to view the CC such as the text size, contrast of the text color and background, location of the text (e.g., top, middle, bottom), and alignment.

Echo360 Course: Accessing Closed Captions

In the bottom-right of the Classroom Player, click the Closed Captions (CC) icon.

The Closed Caption button is the third from the right on the bottom tool bar.

If Closed Captions are not enabled on the video, the CC button will not be clickable. It will display the following message box, “Captions are currently unavailable for your content” as shown below in the sample image.

Echo360 Classroom Players Captions are not available

Echo360 Course: Turning on Closed Captions

Once you have clicked the "CC" button, you have different options for choosing how you want to view your caption banner.

The sample image below has the Font size is at 30, the Contrast is set to white and black, the Location is at the bottom of the video, and the alignment of the banner is centered.

The 5 options for Closed Captions from top to bottom are enable or disable closed captions, font size settings, contrast settings, text location, and text alignment

  1. CC toggle: Switch closed captions on and off when clicked.
  2. Font size: Type in a number or use the preset font sizes. To change manually enter a number in the box, up to 100 px or choose from the preset sizes the smaller “A” (16 px) and larger “A” (20 px).
  3. Contrast: Provides different contrast options, it changes the brightness and background of the words, accommodating those who are visually impaired.
  4. Location: Changes where the text appears on the video player (top, middle, or bottom). 
  5. Alignment: Choose the alignment of the text in the caption banner, (right, center, or left).

Embedded Videos in Canvas: Turning on Closed Captions

Your instructor may embed videos within a Page, Discussion, or Assignment, normally they are accessed from a Module, or can be accessed from Canvas’s navigation menu.

If you need to turn on Closed Captions you need to click the CC button (bottom-right), it can be toggled on and off to show/hide the caption options for the video. Choose the gear (cogwheel icon) to open the options for the caption banner, options available:

  • Location: Top or Bottom
  • Font size: Small, Medium Large.
  • Contrast: Dark Mode or Light Mode.

Alternatively, you can view the embedded video in Full screen button, click the square on the overlay or click the Expand button (bottom-right, directly under the gear icon) to view in a new tab, see the player controls within the embedded player.

Echo360 embedded player how to show/hide closed captions


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