Recording Audio Messages

NOTE: The audio recorder plugin is supported by Firefox and Chrome on the Mac and PC. It is NOT supported by Internet Explorer or Safari. 

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The audio recorder plugin of Etudes allows for recording and sharing audio messages. You can record audio messages directly in the editor using the audio recorder (microphone icon). No other software is needed. The built-in microphone on a laptop is all that you need to share with your browser.  

Students have recording capabilities in Discussions, Private Messages, and in Assessments (inline submissions). 


How to Use

  1. Click on the microphone icon in the editor to open the Audio Recorder.
    select microphone to record
  2. The Audio Recorder dialog window will appear. Depending on your browser, you may be asked to share your computer’s microphone with the browser. Choose the share the selected device. 

share microphone with browser

  1. ​​To begin recording, click on Start Recording.

    start recording

  2. You may record up to 120 seconds of audio. Click on Stop recording when you are finished. 

    stop recording

  3. Click on Preview recording to see if you are happy with your audio message. 
    preview recording
  4. If you are not happy with the audio message, click on Start recording to record it, or click on Post recording to post it.
    restart or post
  5. Please wait while it is processing and saving the recording. 
  6. When the process is finished, the window will close and you will see the following “Player 2 of 2” in the editor window.

    recording in editor view

  7. In the regular view, you will see the player that allows you to hear your recording.
    audio player