Learner record voice and save for playback later

I am developing three foreign language courses right now and one of the stipulations is that the learner be able to record their speaking the language and play it back--maybe against a prerecorded version by a native speaker. At this point, we don't have to have a graded assessment--just a self-assessment. 

We have to have the courses playable on a variety of browsers as well as mobile devices--so javascript code is not really an option. 

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I'm trying convince my team that Storyline is the way to go.

11 Replies
Christine Hendrickson

Hi Gayla,

There really is no built-in option for recording an external user's voice for a course. It would be a great feature, no doubt, but it's not currently an option. 

The only thing that comes to mind is to insert a Web Object of a site that allows users to record their voice. However, I'm not sure that would work for you, especially if you need playback within the course itself. If that's the case, you could design a page that has this functionality and have the learner interact with that page through the course. Again, though, the audio itself will not be in the Storyline-created project, but the page itself. 

The bonus of recording through another source is that most of those services will enable you to access, review, or share the recordings. 

You may also want to check out Nancy's awesome suggestion

Again, not sure if these will work for you - but I thought I'd chime in. Curious to see what others have used for this in their projects as well!

Best of luck :)

Doug Kipta

My suggestion is maybe see if you could do it throw your LMS.  Micro build your course and then have that as an activity, then the LMS do the functions you wanted. Then continue to the next part of your storylines.

Or push an activity inside the storyline and run a pop up with url to a social or dropbox location so they could save the file and reply using that functionality.  Then when they have completed, then simply move along your SL project.

Does that make sense?  I've got lots of ideas how to do this.  Drop me a line and let's explore, this would be awesome to figure out with you. My number is 403.650.4722.  (Sorry support is i'm not allowed to put number in, if i'm allowed great.)

Cheers,
Doug

Dorothy Finnigan

Are there likely to be any user-facing recording features in Articulate 360 or Storyline 3 in the future?

Also, does anyone have any new recommendations for ways to embed user-recording options in their Storyline files?

If mobile isn't required, are there threads where people have shared their JavaScript solutions?

Knut Jackowski
Dorothy Finnigan

Are there likely to be any user-facing recording features in Articulate 360 or Storyline 3 in the future?

 

Based on the standards, that are available in common learning management systems for Articulate to communicate with (mostly SCORM and xAPI), this is rather unlikely. Both do not provide an interface for courses to upload audio data into the LMS.

From what I read about it, it would be possible to do something like this with the new cmi5 standard, but you would be hard pressed to find a lms that already supports it, so I suppose companies like articulate will not want to waste their resources on features that might not work for most users for a long time.

Ros McNamee
Knut Jackowski
Dorothy Finnigan

Are there likely to be any user-facing recording features in Articulate 360 or Storyline 3 in the future?

 

Based on the standards, that are available in common learning management systems for Articulate to communicate with (mostly SCORM and xAPI), this is rather unlikely. Both do not provide an interface for courses to upload audio data into the LMS.

From what I read about it, it would be possible to do something like this with the new cmi5 standard, but you would be hard pressed to find a lms that already supports it, so I suppose companies like articulate will not want to waste their resources on features that might not work for most users for a long time.

I don't think this was the reason for the request. Self-assessment is powerful and to enable the learner to reflect on audio they create is a very useful technique for certain topics, including learning a language. SCORM or xAPI doesn't influence a function like this nor is any interaction with a learning management system necessary to pull it off.