Recording Audio in the Classroom Liz Smith, School Based Technology Specialist

What are your options?

Option 1: Use a smartphone to record, and upload to Google Classroom

Many students already know how to record audio on their mobile devices. However, each device uses different audio apps. For example, Apple and Samsung phones have their own audio recorder app that comes with the device. Google's Pixel phones do not come with a recorder, so students will need to download an app.

Option 2: Vocaroo

Vocaroo is a website with a built-in recorder. Students can record their audio clip and share it to their teacher with a link. Or, the student can download the .mp3 file (recommended), and submit it to Google Classroom. No login required!

Option 3: Record with a headset and Audacity

Should you choose to use a computer’s microphone, or a headset plugged in, to record your audio, use the Audacity program. Here is a great resource on how Audacity works and how to record your interview using the software.

Every school computer has Audacity installed. You might have to search for the program name in the search bar. You can also download it from here because it’s FREE: http://www.audacityteam.org/. Audacity has a little learning curve, and students need to be sure they export their audio files as .mp3 files before submitting to the teacher.

Should they submit using Google Classroom or Blackboard?

Students can use either method to upload their files. However, Google Classroom will automatically organize each submission in a folder for each assignment, by class. Something to consider is how the students name their file. Here is an example of what that submission folder looks like.

Google Drive view for submitted assignments in Google Classroom

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