Originally this idea was to allow Bridge Authors to add captions to courses. Good news: they can! After many rounds of testing, though, I discovered that the Bridge Studio media menu bar (Details, Insights, Comments, Captions) is only visible to Authors if they enable comments on the video. This creates extra steps if you ultimately don't plan to use comments, and you want to do something like embed a video and edit captions without enabling comments.
Right now the process looks like this:
1. Embed the Bridge Studio media with comments enabled
2. Make edits to captions, save
3. Delete the embedded video
4. Re-embed the Bridge Studio media with comments disabled
I recommend that that Bridge Studio menu bar is persistently visible, even if comments are disabled. Obviously you can also edit captions by going into Bridge Studio directly but I think the option to change captions should be available through the course editor, even if comments are turned off.
What does this issue look like?
Here are some screenshots to illustration the issue with the menu bar visibility.