Posts Tagged ‘recording’
2012/01/25 2 comments
- to load a file
- enable voice insert:
- press the green play button to listen until you reach the point (your teacher may have inserted a pause or aural cue) where you can repeat or respond.
- Then click the red speak-button to repeat after/respond to the source/teacher
- When you are done repeating/responding, press the green play-button.
- At the end, press the blue stop-button.
- Rewind and review your recording (e.g. compare your pronunciation with the teacher’s model).
- When done, click file / save as and save only your, the student track, as mp3 or wma.
- Additional notes:
- TBA: you can overwrite your pronunciation where you deem necessary.
- Fixed in Sanako 7:
you cannot show the voice graph when in Voice insert mode – both are incompatible.
- To see in action how to record with voice insert and save the student track, view
- The previous is just a step-by-step for our environment based on the Sanako Study 1200 documentation which follows here:
How a teacher best adds cues and pauses to an mp3-recording with Audacity to create student language exercises
2012/01/25 1 comment
- The first screencast example uses insert tones and a gut amount of pause, for an interpreting exercise, into an authentic German political speech
- 1:00 search for a break (button: play/stop – pause prevents edits)
- 1:05 move the cursor to the break (mouse left-click on timeline)
- 1:20 insert a pause (menu:Generate / Silence )
- 1:25 zoom in (button:magnifying glass, CTRL + mouse scroll wheel)
- 1:45 generate a tone (menu:Generate / Noise), change the duration
- 2:10 do not replace the selection
- 2:20 use undo, just like in MS-word and other programs
- 2:30 move the cursor to the start of the selection (mouse left-click on timeline)
- 2:40 generate a tone (menu:Generate / Noise)
- don’t forget to review results before distributing to students
- the second screencast example, of post-editing a questions/response exercise in ESL, takes the amount of pause inserted from the recorded teacher instruction for the student, and uses copy/paste to speed things up even more.
- You can also only insert tones and not pauses, as in the 3rd screencast, and allow the students flexible pause lengths, if you can rely on the Sanako Student recorder Voice insert. Or if you must, let students use audacity for recording also, and have them learn how to move the recording cursor around manually, and throw away the source track.
2012/01/24 Leave a comment
- One of the Sanako Student player’s useful features geared toward language learning activities, is that it can save the teacher the time and effort for inserting pauses into their audio recordings, so that students can record responses into them.
- Meaning the teacher can just press the red speak button and record through the entire file in one sitting.
- The teacher can still help students finding their way around the file, especially where to insert their own audio recording responses, by adding aural cues.
- This can be done in minimal time: I once saw a teacher use a bicycle bell – and why not, if it saves time.
- A spoken instruction “Respond”/”Answer in 10 seconds” is not more difficult to spot (unless only the voice graph is being browsed) and might be even better.
- If you have spare time:
- You can post-edit the file with audacity, generating and inserting sinus tones.
- You can use the Sanako player to insert bookmarks instead of cues.
- As long as students have been instructed to how to use voice insert recording mode with the Sanako student recorder.
- This is for self access of students to teacher recorded files – be it during class or homework.
- If you want to record students under exam conditions, a similar insert recording feature is available within the activity: Model imitation, but not with a pre-recorded file, only when the live teacher is the program source students listen to for cues.
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2012/01/11 Leave a comment
- For a cut-and-dry recording session, the LRC has a simple instruction on
- For more advanced editing with Audacity, I have a detailed screencast here.
2011/09/23 Leave a comment
Teacher on their office PC (MAC users talk to http://helpdesk.uncc.edu) can press windows-key+e, and in the window, that opens,
browse to the student mp3 recordings with date and time in the folder name on s:\coas\lcs\labs\lrctest\sanako\student (no S: drive on office PC? talk to http://helpdesk.uncc.edu, but in the meantime, try windows-key+r, paste = \\DATASERV1\DVOL1\coas\lcs\labs\lrctest\sanako\student”, click “OK”),
2011/09/22 2 comments
- On one of the LRC iMacs, in the Safari web browser (open new window with COMMAND-key+n),
- go to your Moodle course, (1) find the video Assignment, read the assignment instructions (what your teacher wants you to record). Then click underneath the (2) button: “Add video Assignment”, to open the (3) submission window:
- Note that she will also have to allow the flash player to interact with her webcam first.
- If you see no web cam video window, only a black frame, read in.
- In the submission window, choose the tab “Webcam” (1), use the dropdown to select the camera hardware (2).
- Check the headset microphone audio: The external headset microphone on the iMacs did not work., but now it does, provided you do this: control-click on Flash’s a video preview window (= the window where you see yourself like in a mirror) for the web camera, and click on “settings”.
- Click on the microphone icon :
- Make sure the USB PnP device is selected.
- You can bring up the settings dialogue, make sure the USB PnP device is chosen for audio and CRANK up the microphone input sensitivity! Then, by tabbing (don’t speak yet) on the headset microphone, test the volume levels with the built-in volume meter (should show lots of green bars when you tab). Unlike in the picture, do not choose “reduce echo ”.
- Start (3) the video recording.
- Afterwards, the student can review (4) her submission.
- If you don’t like your first recording, (3) “record” over it and review again with (4) “Play”. If you do this and the video appears frozen, drag the timeline cursor forward to get the re-recorded video to play. If this does not seem to work, you are likely still able to submit your 2nd attempt, just not review it again.
- Click through all the “Next”etc. buttons:
- LRC support:
- Depending on your hardware (webcam), software and network support, you can record your language speaking video assignments on any device that has a webcam and a browser that supports flash – and even more devices, if you are willing to post process and upload the video clip.
- If you run into problems or want to use a tested setup, we recommend using the LRC. Since our PCs have no built-in or added webcam (proposed), we can currently only use our 5 8 iMacs (see LRC Layout, see Classroom Calendar and iMacs Calendar for availability). Our (limited) tests worked better in Safari than Firefox.
2011/09/14 Leave a comment
- Many streets may lead to Rome, but here is the "One Microsoft way”, built into PowerPoint 2010: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/powerpoint-help/turn-your-presentation-into-a-video-HA010336763.aspx: You can essentially “save as” video, including recorded narrations. You have to have your media inserted in 2010 format. Here is a walk-through:
- under “file”, “save&send”, use “create video”
- if you get a compatibility error like so:
- follow the instructions given;
- watch the progress bar:
- Takes over 60 minutes with on average over 50% CPU of an Intel i5 with 8 GB Ram, to produce a 75MB file of 920*760 and less than 18 minutes in length. But this video streams from MS-SkyDrive.