If you’re looking for courses that feature subtitles, this article outlines how you can locate subtitles, the different subtitle types, and how you can activate subtitles while taking your course. Most course subtitles are available in the course's spoken language, but some courses also offer subtitles in multiple languages.
Languages available for subtitles
To support our global learners, we’ve made investments in both our product and content collection, by adding localized subtitles to many Udemy Business courses. Udemy Business offers auto-generated subtitles in Arabic, Dutch, French, German, Indonesian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, and Vietnamese for non-language learning courses that are instructed in English.
How are the auto-generated subtitles created?
The auto-generated subtitles are created using speech recognition technology. If a course has received auto-generated subtitles, then “auto-generated” and the language of the subtitles will appear beside the closed captions icon. If the instructor has uploaded subtitles to their course, this will also be indicated on the course landing page, along with the language of the subtitles.
Please note: proprietary courses that are created by organizations within the Udemy Business platform will not receive auto-generated subtitles. Organizations are free, however, to add subtitles in any language to their proprietary courses.
Searching for courses with subtitles
To find courses that have subtitles, please follow the steps below.
- Enter a course topic in the Search for Courses tool at the top of your organization’s Udemy Business account
- Click the Filter icon and then select the applicable Subtitles to filter the search results (please note: in order for the subtitles filter to appear, some of the courses in the initial search results must include subtitles)
- Courses with subtitles available will appear
Requesting subtitles for a course
As noted above, Udemy Business will provide English, auto-generated subtitles for all English courses (your proprietary courses that are created within the Udemy Business platform will not receive auto-generated subtitles). If an English course you’re viewing doesn’t have any subtitles, and you would like English subtitles included in the course, please contact Udemy Business Support to check on the status of the auto-generated subtitles.
If you are deaf or hard of hearing, and require subtitles to take the course, please contact Udemy Business Support. We will do our best to accommodate you.
Turning subtitles on or off
If subtitles 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 subtitles you would like to see. To turn subtitles off, select the Off option.
You can also adjust the font size of the subtitles, 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 subtitles appear under the course video can also be accessed in the caption settings.
We're always working to improve the quality of subtitles on Udemy. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the subtitles, please contact Udemy Business Support.