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Sanako Lab300 Oral-exam-question-response-recording-cycle

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Here we are administering an oral exam. we are going to play pre-recorded teacher-questions to multiple students, we are going to record their responses and, at the end, we are going to collect their recordings in a batch:


for this, we have all seats where a student is present added to group a, and have set the program source for group a to media file


we monitor the situation on the student computers by accessing menu: other / thumbnail of group, 

the screen sharing is slow here, has been improved somewhat by installing more memory, the crowded screen situation has also been improved by installing a secondary monitor, use it for viewing the thumbnail window


in the group a pane, we use the button: duo launch, and ok the dialogue, to open th estudent recorder on the student computers


in the section:media source, button: file open, we access our pre-recorded question file


in the meantime, the duo has launched on the student computers – as you can see in the classroom layout from the squares on the student seats, as well as on the mosaic thumbnail screens


we double-click on a single thumbnail to demo to the students on the screen projector how to adjust the volume


we click button:transfer to play the volume test file to the students

we have the students record their name at the end of the sound test, to check all recorders, and to be able to identify the speaker in the actual exam file (which will be saved with only the student number in lab 300)

we stop the button:transfer and go to menu:test:response recording

in the pane:”response recording”, in section:”collect”, we click button:”start”

we save the recording in a subdirectory with a meaningful name of our choice

we ok the dialogue that informs us of the response recording

in the window:mosaic, the encoding activity window briefly flashes on the student screens

we browse to the student collect folder, where all subdirectories are saved

we check the folder visibly for the right number (use select all), size or duration of audio files –

it would be even safer, even though more time consuming, to open all the test recordings with audacity, especially on a slow computer, and check the volume graph – open audacity and drag and drop all files onto it


the soundtest is a complete recording cycle. Simply repeat for the actual exam, but

first  close the pane:response recording, to go back to your pane:group,

in section:program transfer, click button:group control, click icon:file/new, to flush the prior test out of the student recorders,

in the dialogue:”save changes”, click no

and this time load the actual exam audio file

once the sound check is done, we could use button:lock for the students to prevent them from interfering with the computers during the exam

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