How do I record audio using the Rich Content Editor as an instructor?

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You can use the Rich Content Editor to record audio. The Rich Content Editor is used in features that support the editor (Announcements, Assignments, Discussions, Pages, Quizzes, or Syllabus).


Note: HTML5 audio recording only applies to Chrome and Firefox. If you are using Internet Explorer or Safari, you must use Flash audio recording.

Open Rich Content Editor

Open Rich Content Editor

Open the Rich Content Editor using one of the Canvas features which support the Editor.

Open Media Comment Tool

Open Media Comment Tool

Click the Media tool.

Select Audio Recording Option

Select Audio Recording Option

To only record audio, click the Webcam button [1] and select the No Video option [2].

Note: If your computer does not have a webcam, the No Video option will be selected automatically.

Select Microphone

Select Microphone

Canvas will select your default microphone. However, if you have multiple microphones, you can select your preferred microphone by clicking the Mic button.

Start Recording

Start Recording

To begin recording audio, click the Start Recording button.

Stop Recording

Stop Recording

The time [1] and the volume level [2] of your recording will continuously update as you record. To stop recording, click the Finish button [3].

To delete your current recording and start over, click the Start Over button [4].

Review Recording

Review Recording

To preview your audio recording, click the Play button [1]. To save your audio, click the text field [2], enter a title for your audio, then click the Save button [3]. To re-record your audio message, click the Start Over button [4].

View Recording

View Recording

View your audio automatically inserted into the Rich Content Editor.

Save Changes

Save Changes

Click the Save button.

Note: When using the Rich Content Editor in Assignments, Discussions, Pages, and Quizzes, you have the option to Save & Publish. When using the Rich Content Editor in the Syllabus and Discussions pages, the Save button may appear as Update Syllabus or Post Reply.

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