Articulate Storyline 360 Adds a Closed Captioning Feature

Updated: January 4, 2018


Adding captions to your presentations on Articulate Storyline 360 just got easier!

With Storyline’s new closed captions feature you can seamlessly add captions to both video and audio.

In addition, Storyline allows you to customize the font of your captions, show or hide the CC button, and build your own custom CC buttons.

How to add captions with 3Play Media

To get started, you’ll need to create a caption file for your video or audio.

You can export audio directly from your Articulate Presenter as a separate audio file for each slide or as a single audio file for the entire presentation.

If you have a video or audio file you are embedding into the presentation, all you have to do is upload the video or audio file.

Uploading your file for captioning

Once you have your video or audio file, it’s time to submit it for captioning!

In your 3Play Media Account System, choose Upload Media. Then choose the file you want captioned. Follow the menu to choose the service and turnaround time. Finally, click Place Order.

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You’ll receive an email once your captions are ready.

Downloading your captions

To download the caption file, log back into your 3Play Media Account System, and find the file you uploaded for captioning.

Storyline supports .srt, .vtt, .sbv, and .sub caption files, all formats that you can download directly from the Account System.

To download the caption file choose the Download button under the title, then select a caption format to download.

To quickly download an SRT file choose the Quick Download icon above the transcript.

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Adding captions to your Storyline presentation

There are two ways you can add captions to your media on Storyline.

If your caption file and media file have the same name, Storyline will automatically upload the caption file when you add your media file into the presentation.

Another way is to add them manually through the Video Tools tab.

Under Video Tools, simply click on the plus sign (+) next to Captions and choose the corresponding caption file for the video or audio.

For step-by-step instructions, refer to this how-to guide: Captions and Subtitles with Articulate Storyline.

Customizing your captions

Storyline allows you to customize the font or size of your captions. To customize the font, simply click Player in your Home tab, and choose Colors & Effects. Under Captions font you can select a font from the drop down list. Change font size through the Player font size percentage.

By default, captions are turned off, but you can add triggers to automatically start the captions when the course starts. You can also disable built-in player features and add your own custom CC buttons. Learn more about fonts, triggers, and custom navigations.


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