If you’re looking for courses that feature closed captions, this article outlines how you can locate captions, the different caption types, and how you can activate captions while taking your course. Most course captions are available in the course's spoken language, but some courses also offer captions in multiple languages.
Languages Available For Closed Captions
To support our global learners, we’ve made investments in both our product and content collection, by adding localized captions to many Udemy for Business courses. Udemy for Business offers auto-generated captions in Spanish, Portuguese, German, Italian, and French. In addition, English auto-generated captions have been added to all video lectures that are instructed in English.
The number of courses and which courses have captions vary across languages. We aim to support the top 200+ courses across all these aforementioned languages. That said, the specific courses vary based on topic popularity in a given market. You can find the list here.
The auto-generated captions are created using speech recognition technology. If a course has received auto-generated captions, then “auto-generated” and the language of the captions will appear beside the closed captions icon. If the instructor has uploaded closed captions to their course, this will also be indicated beside the “CC” icon, along with the language of the captions.
Please note: proprietary courses that are created by organizations within the Udemy for Business platform will not receive auto-generated captions. Organizations are free, however, to add captions in any language to their proprietary courses.
Searching for Courses With Closed Captions
To find courses that have closed captions, please follow the steps below.
- Enter a course topic in the Search for Courses tool at the top of your organization’s Udemy for Business account
- Click on the All Filters icon on the right hand side. Next, under Features, select Closed Captions to filter the search results (please note: in order for the closed captions filter to appear, some of the courses in the initial search results must include captions)
- Courses with closed captions available will appear
Requesting Closed Captions for a Course
As noted above, Udemy for Business will provide English, auto-generated captions for all English courses (your proprietary courses that are created within the Udemy for Business platform will not receive auto-generated captions). If an English course you’re viewing doesn’t have any captions, and you would like English captions included in the course, please contact Udemy for Business Support to check on the status of the auto-generated captions.
If you are deaf or hard of hearing, and require closed captions to take the course, please contact Udemy for Business Support. We will do our best to accommodate you.
Turning Closed Captions On or Off
If closed captions are available for a lecture, a closed captions icon will appear at the bottom right of the course player. Move your cursor to the icon and select the language of the captions you would like to see. To turn captions off, select the Off option.
You can also adjust the font size of the captions, and the background opacity for them, by clicking on Caption Settings. Then click on Font Size or Background Opacity to make the adjustments you wish to see. The option to have the captions appear under the course video can also be accessed in the caption settings.
We're always working to improve the quality of captions on Udemy. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the captions, please contact Udemy for Business Support.