At this time, Canvas does not include a voice-to-text option, and I doubt if we will see one in the near future, because there are third-party apps and browser add-ons/plugins that can easily accomplish this.
I personally think your students are correct. Typically every term I have students use the built-in media recorder to submit comments to me, and out of courtesy to an adventurous student spirit, I reply in kind. However, both the listening and the recording are much more time-consuming. I do not initialize audio recordings as a communication tool myself for accessibility reasons. If I were to record audio feedback I would then also need to load a transcript of that audio. So, why not just skip the audio, and provide only textual feedback in the fist place.
Thank you for your reply and thoughts Kelly. Much appreciated!
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