Record Audio and Video Feedback in Blackboard Learn

You can embed audio/video recordings with your feedback as you grade attempts. Students watch or listen to your feedback alongside any text you include.

Recordings can help you connect with students in courses with little to no face time. When paired with text feedback, video and audio recordings can help provide students with useful, actionable, and more personal feedback regarding their submissions.

Audio/video feedback isn't supported in grading with rubrics at this time. The audio/video feedback function isn't supported on all browsers. For the best experience, use Chrome or Firefox.

You can start grading attempts multiple ways. Find the attempt you want to grade and open the Grade Details page.

In the Feedback to Learner area, select text icon indicated by A, then select the microphone icon in the last row of the editor. You need to give the browser permission to use audio and video the first time you open the recording window.

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In the window that opens, select the camera icon on the recording interface to enable your camera. Without the camera enabled, the tool only records audio when you begin. When you're ready, select the Record button to begin capturing your audio and video feedback.


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Set up your camera and microphone

  1. Get ready to record as the tool counts down. Your recording can be up to five minutes long.

  2. Select Pause recording to stop and resume recording your feedback or select Stop recording to review the recording and save or discard. You can delete the recording and start over if you want to re-record.

  3. Select Save and exit if you're satisfied with the recording and want to share it with the student.

  4. Next, rename the recording and add alternative text to make it accessible to all users. The system uses the recording time and date for these fields by default.

  5. Select Insert recording to finish the process and insert the feedback into the editor.

Image showing how feedback appears to instructor

Feedback recordings are unique to each student's submission. You can't download, share, or reuse recordings created in the feedback editor.

NOTE: If you wish to add an attachment to your audio feedback, add it in the feedback area shown above, not in the area where you record the audio. 


How recording files behave

Recording files aren't included in course archives or backups, though the file association is retained and the recording should appear as expected when the course is restored within the data retention window on the same Blackboard Learn system. When copying a course, recording files and associations are both copied to the new course.

What do students see?

Students can access the recording with grade details and any other feedback you leave. The recordings stream to the student's device and don't require them to download anything. Recordings can be played on most updated browsers without any additional plugins or extensions. Students can't download or save the recordings within Blackboard.

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Click here for more information regarding audio and video feedback.



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Article ID: 67478
Tue 11/20/18 1:44 PM
Wed 6/26/19 11:27 AM