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Record or Listen to Voice Messages

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Recording Applet

Use the recording applet to create voice messages.

  1. (Optional) Adjust your microphone for the best quality recording.
    1. Click the option menu File:en-us/Learn/Building_Blocks/Blackboard_Collaborate_Voice_Authoring/Referenced_Topics/070_Recording_Playback_Applets/Option_menu.png, located in the upper-right corner of the applet.

    2. Select Audio Input, followed by the device of your choice.
    3. Select Audio Filters. By default, the two filters are enabled. Auto Gain Control normalizes your voice and Noise Reduction minimizes background noise. You may enable and disable these options as you see fit.
  2. Use the following controls to record your message: 

    Recording Controls

    • Click Record File:en-us/Learn/Building_Blocks/Blackboard_Collaborate_Voice_Authoring/Referenced_Topics/070_Recording_Playback_Applets/Record_Button.png to start recording your message.
    • Click Pause File:en-us/Learn/Building_Blocks/Blackboard_Collaborate_Voice_Authoring/Referenced_Topics/070_Recording_Playback_Applets/Pause_Button.png to pause recording. Click this button again to resume recording your message.
    • Click Stop File:en-us/Learn/Building_Blocks/Blackboard_Collaborate_Voice_Authoring/Referenced_Topics/070_Recording_Playback_Applets/Stop_Button.png when you have completed your message.
    • Click Play File:en-us/Learn/Building_Blocks/Blackboard_Collaborate_Voice_Authoring/Referenced_Topics/070_Recording_Playback_Applets/Play_Button.png to listen to your message. Click Record File:en-us/Learn/Building_Blocks/Blackboard_Collaborate_Voice_Authoring/Referenced_Topics/070_Recording_Playback_Applets/Record_Button.png if you wish to re-record it.

    You can rewind or fast-forward to a particular point in the message during playback or while a message is paused. Click and hold the tracker shuttle and drag it to a new position.

  3. Review your message. Click Play File:en-us/Learn/Building_Blocks/Blackboard_Collaborate_Voice_Authoring/Referenced_Topics/070_Recording_Playback_Applets/Play_Button.png to listen to it. Click Record File:en-us/Learn/Building_Blocks/Blackboard_Collaborate_Voice_Authoring/Referenced_Topics/070_Recording_Playback_Applets/Record_Button.png if you wish to re-record it.

How others listen to a voice messages in your content depends on which tool the message is in. For most tools, users will listen through the playback applet, described in the following section. For mashups, users simply click the Play button that appears in the mashup.

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Playback Applet

Use the playback applet to listen to voice messages.

  1. (Optional) Select your audio output device.
    1. Click the option menu File:en-us/Learn/Building_Blocks/Blackboard_Collaborate_Voice_Authoring/Referenced_Topics/070_Recording_Playback_Applets/Option_menu.png, located in the upper-right corner of the applet.

    2. Select Audio Output, followed by the device of your choice.
  2. Use the controls in playback applet to listen to voice messages.

    Playback_Controls.png
    • Click Play File:en-us/Learn/Building_Blocks/Blackboard_Collaborate_Voice_Authoring/Referenced_Topics/070_Recording_Playback_Applets/Play_Button.png to listen to the message.
    • Click Pause File:en-us/Learn/Building_Blocks/Blackboard_Collaborate_Voice_Authoring/Referenced_Topics/070_Recording_Playback_Applets/Pause_Button.png to pause the recording; click this button again to resume listening to the message.
    • Click Stop File:en-us/Learn/Building_Blocks/Blackboard_Collaborate_Voice_Authoring/Referenced_Topics/070_Recording_Playback_Applets/Stop_Button.png when you are done listening to the message.

You can rewind or fast-forward to a particular point in the message during playback or while a message is paused. Click and hold the tracker shuttle and drag it to a new position.