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smithi
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Audio normalization / sensitivity

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Hi all --

One of the music teachers in my district wants to use the audio/video recording tool for his students to demonstrate their skills (e.g. playing tests, etc). However, he found the audio they get when using this tool is extremely garbled -- he described it "like someone is crushing the instrument in a garbage compactor while playing their playing test." His students have resolved this through trial-and-error placement of their Chromebooks 10-20 feet away from where they're playing, but this is inelegant. I guess I have a couple questions related to this:

  1. Are other users experiencing this issue? If so, do you have a solution?
  2. Is there a way to normalize audio or adjust microphone sensitivity within Canvas?

I appreciate any help anyone can provide.

Thanks,

Ike Smith

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awilliams
Instructure
Instructure

I'm not much of an expert in this area but I think this would have to be handled on the hardware side of things first (using a better quality mic that can plug in to the Chromebooks to provide a better quality source) and then on the software side of things. Here is a link to some decent web based recording and audio editing tools that will work with Chromebooks: 6 Good Chromebook Apps for Recording and Editing Audio ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

You could make a feature request for this functionality in Canvas but I'm not confident it would get very far since it is so far afield from Canvas' core product.

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awilliams
Instructure
Instructure

I'm not much of an expert in this area but I think this would have to be handled on the hardware side of things first (using a better quality mic that can plug in to the Chromebooks to provide a better quality source) and then on the software side of things. Here is a link to some decent web based recording and audio editing tools that will work with Chromebooks: 6 Good Chromebook Apps for Recording and Editing Audio ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

You could make a feature request for this functionality in Canvas but I'm not confident it would get very far since it is so far afield from Canvas' core product.

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