Storyline 360: Closed Captions Colors

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Ensure that closed captions in your Storyline 360 courses meet color contrast accessibility requirements and follow brand guidelines. As of March 2024, you can select colors for the foreground and background of captions.

Select Colors

By default, the closed captions background color uses hex color code #000000 (black) and the text color uses hex color code #FFFFFF (white). Here’s how to change the default colors of your closed captions globally. In the player properties window, click Colors & Effects on the ribbon, then select your color preferences.

Player properties window in Storyline 360.

Tip: Click the closed captions button in the player properties window to see how your closed captions will display to learners without having to preview or publish your course.

Boost Accessibility

Choose colors with a 4.5:1 contrast ratio or higher to meet WCAG contrast guidelines so learners with low vision can read the onscreen text. You can plug your colors into a web-based contrast calculator like WebAIM's Contrast Checker or install one like the Colour Contrast Analyser (available for Windows and Mac) to determine if they pass the requirement.


The ability to choose colors for closed captions is exclusive to the modern player style in Storyline 360 as of March 2024. You can open and publish project files that use closed captions with custom colors in Storyline 3 and earlier versions of Storyline 360. However, closed captions revert to the default colors.

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