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Adjust Chromebook Mic Levels using Canvas Media Recorder

Question asked by QC99.tsilvius on Sep 5, 2017
Latest reply on Apr 26, 2018 by QC99.tsilvius

Hello Admins. I was wondering if anyone has found a way to adjust Chromebook mic levels when using the Canvas record media tool in the RCE without needing to access the Alsa Mixer through shell in dev mode? It seems crazy for students to be submitting videos in Canvas without the ability to adjust their Chromebook mic input level, but being new to Chromebooks maybe this is just the crazy way they are. I'm thinking that I'm just overlooking something though. When students record, their mic levels by default must be set to extreme input because their audio is so garbled and loud on their recordings. Is there something in place to prevent the audio from recording at such a high level and lighting up red. I'm hopeing someone might be able to point me in the right direction (without having to download a different video recording app like Screencastify if possible). It would be great to use the Canvas video record tool directly with a Chromebook, not record elsewhere.  Context: My sixth grade band students are submitting their playing assessments using the Canvas Assignment Tool Text Tab's RCE media recorder. Our 1:1 program provides Chromebooks to our sixth graders. Thanks for any tips to help with this.

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