Adding closed captioning to lectures is a great way of increasing engagement and accessibility.
Automatic Caption Program (Beta)
As part of a limited beta test, Udemy has provided automatic captions for some courses, which are generated by speech recognition software.
For more information on this program please click here.
Creating Closed Captions
To make the captions, you can use a company like Cielo24. The Udemy Instructor Community has also revealed that you can create captions on Youtube. Upload your Udemy lecture as a private video, follow Youtube's directions for creating captions, and then download the resulting caption file. Udemy only accepts .vtt captions, so if you have created .srt captions, use the Simple SubRip to WebVTT converter.
Closed captioning files cannot be larger than 1.0 GB. Please note that captions are not a simple transcript or script of your course.
Upload Closed Captions to Your Udemy Course
- Navigate to your course curriculum and select the video that you have created captions for
- Click Add Captions
- Select the language your captions are in and click Upload .vtt
- Once the file has been uploaded click Add Caption
- The file will appear under Captions on the lecture's dropdown panel