New question type: Audio recording

Idea created by Matt McGinniss on Apr 5, 2017
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    Current Situation

    The current audio submission tool is decent, but it is neither robust nor efficient, and, most importantly, it is not available for quizzes.

     

    Problem

    For second/foreign language courses, speaking is the language skill that needs most attention because it is so logistically difficult to practice and assess. While reading, listening, and writing skills can be assessed on Canvas in quiz form, speaking skills cannot.

     

    For speech courses, assigning and grading online homework/quizzes that require actual speaking can be cumbersome or impossible. Public speaking and debate courses also have few opportunities for teachers to evaluate argumentative skills in quiz form.

     

    Solution

    I propose Canvas adds an audio recording quiz question type. I added some desired complementary features for ultimate functionality and control in the comments section below.

     

    Benefits for Teachers

    • Language/speech/public speaking/debate teachers will be able to assess speaking skills/pronunciation/argumentative skills/other speaking abilities on Canvas and plan future materials according to the students’ performance.
    • Language/speech/public speaking/debate teachers will be able to give direct feedback to students for speaking. This is very difficult in a classroom.
    • More benefits will derive from the desired complementary features in the comments section below.

     

    Benefits for Students

    • Students will get teacher feedback on their speaking skills.
    • Students will be able to play back their responses to understand teacher feedback and/or evaluate themselves.
    • More benefits will derive from the desired complementary features in the comments section below.

     

    Additionally, if the desired settings below (in the comments) are implemented, the entire audio recording quiz questions would be streamlined.

     

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