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 the Rich Content Editor using one of the Canvas features which support the Editor.
Select Audio Recording Option
To only record audio, click the Webcam button  and select the No Video option .
Note: If your computer does not have a webcam, the No Video option will be selected automatically.
Canvas will select your default microphone. However, if you have multiple microphones, you can select your preferred microphone by clicking the Mic button.
The time  and the volume level  of your recording will continuously update as you record. To stop recording, click the Finish button .
To delete your current recording and start over, click the Start Over button .
To preview your audio recording, click the Play button . To save your audio, click the text field , enter a title for your audio, then click the Save button . To re-record your audio message, click the Start Over button .
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.