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How to Create an Audio Learning Activity

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You have two options for inserting audio learning activities in your courses: upload an mp3 file or embed an audio file from another website (e.g., Google Drive or DropBox).

Create the learning activity

1. Go to the Contents tab of your created course.

2. Click on Add an activity under the selected section.

3. Click on the Audio option in the Multimedia menu.

4. Give a title to your Audio and click Save.

Select your mp3 file

1. To edit your audio, click on the learning activity and then Settings.

2. You have the option to either Paste the URL of the mp3 file from another website or use:


a. Google Drive, by copying the ID of the shareable URL (the part that has random numbers and letters) and paste it at the end of this link: https://drive.google.com/uc?export=download&id= 

(Example: https://drive.google.com/uc?export=download&id=0BtWCGgzK-d0dBbG8yX2JjdFk)


b. Dropbox, by copying the shareable URL. You need to replace the "0" at the end of the URL with  "1". 

(Example: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ismx7sa8cokprwf/1%29%20Week%20%231% 3A%20test.mp3?dl=1)

3. Or upload an mp3 file from your computer. 


You should not include special characters (e.g., &, â, è, ü,+,-, etc.) in the titles of your audio files uploaded otherwise, the audio files won't play for the users.


4. After clicking on Preview on the audio learning activity, the audio player automatically takes the color theme of your course player. 

5. For uploaded audio from the computer, the player provides a waveform of the audio.

6. When using a URL link, the audio player takes the following appearance: 

7. You can also Password protect this learning activity for users who only have the password.


Notes: 

  • Users can use shortcuts in the audio files:
  • space = play/pause

  • arrow up/down = volume up/down

  • arrow left/right = backward 10 sec / forward 20 sec

This fallback player is displayed when external websites do not allow their URLs to be fetched in external course players. For example, due to its CORS policy, Google Drive does not allow its files to be fetched (Cross-Origin Resource Sharing). A solution to this is to upload the audio file straight as a file to the learning activity instead of as a URL.

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