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How do I create audio/video feedback for students?

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Ryan Richins
  • Agilix team member

Record or upload audio/video feedback that your students can access right in Buzz

The ability to quickly record audio/video feedback not only saves you time; it gives you the opportunity to provide clearer, more personal, and more extensive feedback.

You can provide audio/video feedback when grading activities with the Grade Editor or Activity Grader by clicking the Audio or Video icons. Because this feature can be disabled by your system admin in the Domain Options tab of Domain Settings, you may need to verify that your domain is configured for these submissions.

After clicking Audio or Video, you can:

  • Record up to three minutes of audio or video by selecting the Record radio button and clicking Record (you may be prompted to permit the program to use your computer's camera and microphone).
  • Select the Upload radio button and click Choose File to upload a file.

Notes

  • Buzz maintains a 50MB upload limit per file.
  • We recommend uploading files that are no longer than three minutes in length regardless of the file size.
  • Audio recording works with the following browsers:
    • Google Chrome (latest 2 versions)
      • Recording in Chrome is only supported when using a secure protocol; make sure your URL uses "https://" and not "http://".
    • Google Chrome for iOS (latest version)
      • iOS requires you to use the file upload option, and the OS manages the recording.
    • Google Chrome for Android (latest version)
    • Mozilla Firefox (latest 2 versions)

    • Microsoft Edge (latest 2 versions)

      • Recording in Edge is only supported when using a secure protocol; make sure your URL uses "https://" and not "http://".
    • Apple Safari for iOS (latest version)
      • iOS requires you to use the file upload option, and the OS manages the recording.
  • Video recording works with the following browsers:
    • Google Chrome (latest 2 versions)
      • Recording in Chrome is only supported when using a secure protocol; make sure your URL uses "https://" and not "http://".
    • Google Chrome for iOS (latest version)
      • iOS requires you to use the file upload option, and the OS manages the recording.
    • Google Chrome for Android (latest version)
    • Mozilla Firefox (latest 2 versions)

    • Apple Safari for iOS (latest version)

      • iOS requires you to use the file upload option, and the OS manages the recording.
  • Supported audio upload formats: .mp3 (mpeg)
, .mp3 (mpeg3), .oga (ogg), .wav (wav), .wma (x-ms-wma)
    • Uploading formats other than those specified may work, but only the formats listed above are supported by the Buzz team.
  • Supported video upload formats: .mp4 (mp4), .mpg (mpg), .ogv (ogg), .mov (quicktime), .webm (webm), .flv (x-flv), .m4v (x-m4v), .wmv (x-ms-wmv), .avi (x-msvideo)
    • Uploading formats other than those specified may work, but only the formats listed above are supported by the Buzz team.
  • Video records with 320P
 resolution and a frame rate of 10 frames per second.
  • Audio records in mono.

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Carla Diede

 I can see the video and audio icons exactly as shown in the article but when I click on them to give students feedback it asks me to Choose a File to upload. It does not give me the option to start recording right there within Buzz.  Is there a step I am missing?

Brian Williams
  • Agilix team member

Hi Carla!

 

  • Recording in Chrome is only supported when using a secure protocol; make sure your URL uses "https://" and not "http://". This will allow one to see the record option. 
Carla Diede

Thank you!  Is there other features that are different if teachers are not using https:// ?  Is the student experience different based on what URL they use?

Brad Marshall
  • Agilix team member

The only features that are exclusive to the HTTPS protocol are audio and video recording. 

Emily Nichols

How do I tell Buzz which microphone or camera to use?  I can record video using the video recorder, but the application isn't picking up my microphone.  Other applications:  audacity, Skype, GHangouts and the like are recording my audio just fine, but Buzz isn't.  Is there a setting I should be accessing?  Thanks!

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