Add closed captions to a VoiceThread


How can I enable closed captions on an older VoiceThread that does not already have them?


VoiceThreads created before 09/19/18 do not automatically have closed captions enabled. As of 09/19/18, any new VoiceThread you create will automatically have closed captions.


To trigger automatic closed captions for an existing VoiceThread (VT), you will need to make a copy of it.  Making a copy causes that copy to be seen as a new VT that will then have captions automatically generated.

Note: this process will only work on a VT you own or on which you have editing rights.


  1. Log into VoiceThread via OAKS by clicking on the VT link from a course homepage.

  2. Locate a non-captioned VT.

  3. Mouse-over the VT and click on the Copy icon.

  4. Under New Title, type in a new title for the VT.

  5. Under Which comments would you like to keep?, Choose Include all comments.

  6. Click Copy.

  7. Click Done.


Note: creating the captions on a copied VT can take several hours and possibly even overnight, based on the number of slides and amount of audio that needs to be captioned.


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Article ID: 78965
Thu 5/23/19 9:22 AM
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