Introduction to Caption.Ed

The University is committed to ensuring learning materials are as accessible as possible and because the University is using a piece of software called Caption.Ed.

It allows students and staff to generate automated captions on all media hosted on platforms which are supported by eLearning Services (Panopto, Blackboard Collaborate, Moodle & ePortfolios). This includes both live streamed and pre-recorded media.

All students are able to sign up for a free Caption.Ed account. By doing this, you can then add an extension onto either the Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge browser which will enable you to generate automated captions on all media played on the platforms listed above.

Introduction to Caption.Ed

This video provides an introduction to the Caption.Ed software and it’s capabilities.

How to sign up for a free account

To sign up for a new account, please follow these steps:

  • Visit:
  • Select the University of Roehampton from the list
  • Complete the information requested on the form and click on ‘Create Account’ (leave the ‘Course’ and ‘Graduation Year’ options blank)
  • You will then be sent an email to your University Outlook account
  • Click on the link within this email to verify your account
  • You will then be asked to create a new password for your Caption.Ed account. This and your email address is what you will need to use going forward to login. Please be aware that when logging, in the email field is case sensitive. When you login you will be prompted to install the extension to your browser. The extension will enable you to easily start up the captions in your browser when they are needed. Please see the section below for more information.

How to add the extension to your browser

Now you have your account set up, follow this guide explaining how to add the Caption.Ed extension to your browser. Ensure you pin the extension to your browser so that you can find it easily in future.

Adding the extension to the browser

Please note, currently Caption.ed isn’t supported on mobile however a mobile application is due to be released in the near future and made available to all staff and students.

How to use CaptionEd

With the browser extension added, please view the quick start guide below which explains how you can add captions to your media.

If you have any issues at any stage on this process, please contact the eLearning Services Team and we will assist you with this.