How do I create a question that uses the sound recorder?

Sound Recorder questions provide your students with an opportunity to record their spoken response to a question.

Sound Recorder questions can be used in Extended Response sections of a Smart Lesson. Including them in other section types, such as Quiz sections, may not work correctly. For more information, see  Which question types can I use in each Smart Lesson section?

You can listen to your students' recordings from the Control Panel. For more information, see How do I give my students feedback on their extended responses?

Select an existing Extended Response section, or add a new Extended Response section to your Smart Lesson, then select Sound Recorder as your question type.

Provide a question prompt

Type your question into the Question Prompt box. This question can be as open-ended as you like.

Select the Sound Recording for the response; you have the option between a Quick Recordingwhich has a limit of 30 seconds for the recorded response, or an Extended Recording, which will go on for up to ten minutes. 

If you have selected a Quick Recording, you also have the option to Add a model answer, by selecting this option. You will be taken to a screen where you can record yourself giving an ideal response to the question prompt.

Select the red button to record your voice, and click Use this Sound when you're happy with the recording. 

Alternatively, you can search the Media library or upload a prerecorded audio file by selecting Upload or Search Library

Select the file you would like set up, and select Use this Sound

Instead of a written prompt you could use a recording of yourself prompting the student responses.

Pick a different question layout

Expand Layouts and click any of the different styles to change where your question text, answer box and media will be displayed. See how the question looks in each layout by clicking Preview after selecting a different style. 


You also have the option to add a brief explanation of the model answer that is displayed once students submit their response. Expand Optional Settings and type your explanation into the textbox provided.

Save your question

You can preview your slide by selecting Preview Question

When you're happy with your changes, give the question a name by clicking Question Title. Then, click Save Question

You can then select Add Question to add more questions or click Save lesson if you're finished making changes.

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