How to Edit Kaltura Caption Text

How to Edit Kaltura Captions

All videos added to Kaltura, as of 7/24/20, will receive automatic mechanical captioning. If you need to edit captions from a video uploaded prior to the aforementioned date you'll need to rerequest captioning; more information on how to do that can be found in this article --  Ordering Kaltura Captioning.


The length of time to caption a video can depend on how many videos are in queue, and how long the video is. Usually, captioning takes five times the length of a video, but can take up to two days. This is an estimation only, so make sure you plan accordingly. The steps below will walk you through a caption request.

  1. Log into Moodle and select your course.
  2. Click Course Tools.

Course tools button


3. Click My Media

My media button


4. Click on the title of the video. (Do not click on edit or the image of the video.)

Kaltura video title

  1. 5. In the Actions menu, click on “Caption & Enrich.” 

caption and enrich selection in actions menu

  1. 5. The order will either show as “Pending,” “In process,” or “Completed.” Once it's completed, you'll be able to edit your captions by clicking the pencil Edit button seen here.

Kaltura edit button


6. You will now be able to edit your captions and even the timestamps should you wish to do so. The video will be on the right panel showing you how your edits will be displayed. For more in-depth documentation on the Kaltura editor, please see the following link -- Kaltura - Editing Captions in Reach v2

  •     Kaltura caption editor


7. After editing the text, click the Save button in the top right hand corner and confirm the save. Saving allows you to continue editing. Wait a few minutes (4-5) for the system to recalibrate the timings.

If everything looks good, click the Back button in the upper right hand corner to return to the previous page. The new captions will display on the video after processing, which should not take longer than a few minutes.


Support & Training

Support and training for Moodle is available via the Faculty Technology Center at For more information, please see the following article: Faculty Technology Center: LSU Overview

Attending at least one training session for Moodle upgrades is highly recommended. For a comprehensive list of training sessions, as well as to register for a slot, please see


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