Captions for Faculty / Staff


A blue video icon highlights on Enter keyboardPer federal and state law, and CSU policy, instructional media (e.g., videos, captured lectures, recorded presentations) must have captions. This includes instructional media used in classrooms, posted on websites or shared in Canvas.

Faculty: Funding is available to help faculty generate captions and transcripts for instructional media. Materials should be submitted at least six weeks in advance of their use in instruction. 

Staff: For CSUN staff who do not provide classroom material, there is a cost through chargeback.  For information on the chargeback, email ncod@csun.edu.

 How do I caption my instructional materials?

The CSUN Universal Design Center is available to help faculty make instructional materials accessible, including guiding faculty through the self-service submission process. Faculty may also submit instructional media directly to the NCOD: Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services.

Request Captioning

Tseng College Distance Learning faculty should contact their assigned Instructional Designer.

 How do I adjust YouTube default size and style of captions?

Captions are available on videos where the owner has added them and on some videos where YouTube automatically provides them. You can change the default settings for captions on your computer or mobile device. Visit Manage Caption Settings.