You have two options on how to insert audio as learning activities in your courses:


  • You can either upload an mp3 file directly to LearnWorlds.
  • Or you can embed a playable audio file from another website by adding the url of the file.


Let’s see how you can do each of those:


A. Uploading an mp3 file directly to LearnWorlds


1Go to the course where you want to add the audio file and add a new Audio unit in the relevant section.



2Once your new Audio unit has been created click on the “Settings” button right next to it. Choose the "upload" button and upload the sound file you want. 






What is fantastic about it is that you can play the audio to hear if it works, edit its name or delete it.

You can also view the duration of the file you have created, either it is inserted with a URL or you have uploaded it.




In the audio player the activity’s buttons automatically take the color theme of your course player. Also, for uploaded audio the player provides a waveform of the audio.



Students can see the duration of the audio in two ways.



They can jump 20 seconds forwards or 10 seconds backwards and they can control the volume and even mute the sound. 



The final thing you should know is that students can use shortcuts in these files:


  • space = play/pause

  • arrow up/down = volume up/down

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



B. Embedding a playable audio file from another website:


1Once you have created a new audio activity click on the “Settings” button right next to it.

2On the new window that opens, simply paste the URL of your mp3.



Google Drive

If you have uploaded your mp3 on Google Drive, simply copy the id of the shareable URL (the part that has random numbers and letters) and paste it at the end of this line:

https://drive.google.com/uc?export=download&id=

 

For example, if this is the URL you copied from Google Drive https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BtWCGgzK-d0dBbG8yX2JjdFk/view?usp=sharing then this URL should be inserted in your school's learning activity:


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



Dropbox

 

If you have uploaded your mp3 on Dropbox, simply copy the shareable URL and paste it in the respective field. Note: You need to replace the "0" at the end of the URL with  "1". For example, if this is the URL you copied from your Dropbox https://www.dropbox.com/s/ismx7sa8cokprwf/1%29%20Week%20%231%3A%20test.mp3?dl=0 the  URL that should be inserted is this: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ismx7sa8cokprwf/1%29%20Week%20%231%3A%20test.mp3?dl=1

 

In case the audio link does not play on mobile devices, make sure you replace the "www" with "dl". So if your URL is https://www.dropbox.com/s/ismx7sa8cokprwf/1%29%20Week%20%231%3A%20test.mp3?dl=1 you should change it to https://dl.dropbox.com/s/ismx7sa8cokprwf/1%29%20Week%20%231%3A%20test.mp3?dl=1 and the audio will play.