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Overview

Providing feedback using audio or video allows you to connect with your students, especially those at a distance. You can give them a glimpse of your personality and show them the real person behind the text. Creating this connection can make it easier to interact, share information, and ensure that your students don’t feel isolated. Text-based feedback can lend itself to misinterpretation – students may weight all of the feedback equally or be overwhelmed by a lot of text on the page. Audio allows you to add tone and emphasis, perhaps even humor and support, while video allows you to add facial expressions and gestures. 


Blackboard allows you to embed an audio/video recording of your feedback as you grade attempts. This feature is available for all graded content, including assignments, graded discussions, or in the Grade Details area of any Grade Center column. 



Add Audio or Video Feedback to an Assignment

From your student’s submission, navigate to the Assignment Details area (the right-hand column). In the Feedback to Learner area, click on the Full Content Editor button. This will open the full text/content editor. 


screenshot of Assignment Details area of student submission



This will open the full text/content editor. Click the Record Feedback Button (first button on the third row of the text/content editor).


screenshot of record feedback button in text editor



This will launch the recorder. Click the video button to launch your webcam or click the record button to record audio only. Each recording may be a maximum length of five (5) minutes.screenshot of record feedback Once you have finished recording, your audio or video recording will be added to the student’s feedback area. 


screenshot of audio/video recorder


Detailed instructions for using the Record Feedback option may be found here: Record Audio and Video


For more information on grading assignments or accessing the students’ submissions, see Grading Assignments in myLesley.



Add Audio or Video Feedback to a Grade Center Item

Navigate to the Full Grade Center and hover your mouse over the item you wish to offer feedback. Click the chevron to open a menu and select Quick Comment


screenshot of Grade Center Quick Comment



This will open a Quick Comment box. Click Text Editor to launch the full text/content editor. 

screenshot of quick comment



Click the Record Feedback Button (first button on the third row of the text/content editor).


screenshot of record feedback button in text editor



This will launch the recorder. Click the video button to launch your webcam or click the record button to record audio only. Each recording may be a maximum length of five (5) minutes.screenshot of record feedback Once you have finished recording, your audio or video recording will be added to the student’s feedback area. 


screenshot of audio/video recorder


Detailed instructions for using the Record Feedback option may be found here: Record Audio and Video


For more information on the Grade Center, see myLesley Grade Center and Grading.



More Ways to Provide Feedback


If you recorded audio or video feedback in a different tool, you may upload it using the Kaltura Mashup Tool. Follow the above steps to launch the Full Text/Content Editor, then see Using the Kaltura Mashup Tool for instructions on uploading your audio or video to Kaltura.


If you would like to provide your students with  a screencast, you may use Kaltura CaptureSpace Lite. Create your screencast using Kaltura CaptureSpace Lite and upload it to the assignment Using the Kaltura Mashup Tool.