Accessibility Matters: Exploring Instructure's Professional Captioning Tool

Ensuring accessibility means that every student, regardless of their abilities, can engage with course materials independently

Instructure is proud to announce the launch of the Canvas Studio Professional Captioning integration in partnership with Verbit and Cielo24.

In the ever-evolving world of education, accessibility is not just a buzzword; it's a fundamental necessity. Students rely on diverse content formats to grasp information effectively, especially those with disabilities who require accommodations like captions for audiovisual materials.

Ensuring accessibility means that every student, regardless of their abilities, can engage with course materials independently, fostering a level playing field for learning. Meeting these accessibility needs promotes inclusivity and contributes to a more enriching and equitable educational experience for all.

Over the years, we've also observed a growing need among administrators to achieve more with limited resources. As budgets tighten and workloads increase, the demand for efficient solutions has never been more pressing. Compliance with accessibility regulations has also become paramount as governments push for more accessible learning materials.

At Instructure, we understand the pressing need for educators to create an inclusive learning environment that caters to students of all abilities. That's why we are thrilled to introduce our latest feature: Canvas Studio Professional Captioning.

Canvas Studio Professional Captioning is designed to empower educators and simplify the process of making recorded lectures accessible to all students. With this groundbreaking tool, educators can seamlessly order professional captioning services directly through Canvas Studio, eliminating the need to transfer files between multiple video hosting solutions or manually correct captioning outputs.

How Canvas Studio Professional Captioning Benefits Education:

  1. Enhanced Learning Experience: Students can engage more deeply with video content by utilizing captions to understand or review lecture material. This accessibility feature bridges the gap for students with disabilities and ensures no one is left behind.

  2. Streamlined Workflow: Say goodbye to tedious downloading and uploading of lecture capture videos across multiple applications. Canvas Studio Professional Captioning streamlines your workflow, saving you time and effort.
  3. Accessibility Compliance: Administrators can rest easy knowing that they meet accessibility compliance requirements put forth by governmental entities. The solution allows organizations to set parameters for the quality and speed of professional transcriptions, ensuring that educational materials are accessible to all.
  4. Integration with Professional Captioning Partners: Canvas Studio Professional Captioning integrates seamlessly with established professional captioning providers Cielo24 and Verbit.

As education continues to evolve, embracing accessibility isn't just about meeting requirements; it's about ensuring that every student has the opportunity to thrive. Canvas Studio Professional Captioning is a step in the right direction, making education more accessible, equitable, and enriching for all. It empowers educators, supports students, and ensures accessibility compliance in a way that aligns perfectly with the evolving needs of the educational landscape. Reach out to your Instructure point of contact to learn more.

About Verbit

Verbit is the world’s leading verbal intelligence platform for speech-intensive industries, setting the standard for accuracy, efficiency, and affordability. Powered by the latest in AI technology, Verbit helps businesses, organizations, and individuals of all sizes turn spoken audio and video into accessible and actionable text. With a global network of human experts and an ever-evolving AI engine, Verbit ensures exceptional results while scaling to meet any need. For more information, visit

About Cielo24

Founded in 2012, cielo24 provides video data solutions including English and foreign language media intelligence, captions, and transcripts for content creators, online education, entertainment and business clients and partners. Their innovative hybrid platform marries the best of machines and humans, delivering high accuracy at volume for video discovery, engagement, reach and compliance. cielo24 video metadata and captions offer the industry’s most competitive bundled prices and turnaround options, accurate captioning, transcription, media intelligence and translation. For more information, visit

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