Audio Recording Prompts

How to use, grade, and leave feedback on audio recording prompts

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Written by Ryan Burke
Updated over a week ago

Audio Recording prompts are similar to Audio content items. The only difference is that the students record themselves. To record themselves, all students have to do is click on the microphone icon and then start speaking. Recording prompts are best used for open-ended questions and require manual grading.

Below is how your students will see it.

Audio Response Options

By clicking the prompt options icon, you'll be able to Allow Uploading of audio recordings, Limit Attempts, and/or Limit the Duration of your students' audio recordings.

Simply click on the toggles to activate that option. When you click on Limit Attempts, you'll be able to enter the number of attempts you wish to give your students. When you click on Limit Duration, you'll be able to enter the maximum amount of time your students' recordings are allowed to be.

Once finished, click on the prompt options icon again.


To grade audio recordings, start by clicking on the activity with the audio recording prompt. Then, click on the submissions icon.

Click on the questions tab and then click on the audio recording question.

From here, you'll be able to customize your rubric with point values and descriptions. Please refer to the Grading Activity Submissions help article for more information on grading rubrics.

Leaving Feedback

Lingco offers a unique feature for leaving feedback on audio responses. Our platform allows you to highlight specific portions of a student's response and leave feedback (either written, through audio recording, or both). Just click on the response and highlight the specific portion of the audio you would like to leave feedback on. When you're finished, click on Comment.

To leave audio feedback, simply click the microphone icon and speak. When finished, click the microphone icon again to stop recording.

You can play your recording back by clicking the play button. If you want to change it, click the "x". This will clear your recording and allow you to record new audio feedback.

And that's it! That's everything you need to know about the audio recording prompt.

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