Audio Practice

Allow learners to upload audio recordings to help simulate real-world experiences.

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Written by Hannah Walt
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The audio practice element allows you to realistically simulate work scenarios that require verbal communication skills. Some examples include sales pitches, cold calls, and customer support conversations. When learners encounter audio practice activities, they see a prompt to answer and instructions on what an excellent response consists of. Audio practice elements can be required or not, and graded or not.

Before you begin:

  • You must have permission to create and edit content.

Adding Audio Practice to a Lesson

Users with content creation permissions In the lesson builder > select + Add Element, > hover over Practice and select Audio Recording.

The builder can include Feedback Criteria to help direct the user with answering the question.

Feedback criteria provide lesson builders the ability to add specific traits for users to focus on when answering the scenario question. The grader can then can evaluate users on a five-part grading scale and share additional feedback.

For more information on feedback criteria, check out this article.

Learner Point of View

Lessons with audio practice questions are assigned out or made available, users are able to record their response and listen back. Once they are satisfied with their answer, the user will select Submit.

Browser Compatibility

You must use Firefox or a Chromium-based browser (e.g., Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge) to record audio within a lesson. Safari (Mac OS and iOS) does not support in-browser recording, but Safari users can upload audio files recorded outside of Learning.

Learning supports these audio formats: ACC, AIFF, FLAC, M4A, MP3, OGG, WAV, and WMA.

Mobile Users

  • For iOS users, the iPhone uses its internal mic to record audio.

  • Android users must download a separate app to upload audio files. The app is called Audio Recording.

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