This article will show teachers how they can add audio recording to Simple, Advanced, or Rubric Assessments.

If you are looking for how students can submit audio recordings as answers to questions on an assessment, see the corresponding links in the sections below.

Simple and Rubric Assessments

The steps for adding audio to Simple and Rubric assessments are identical, with the exception of the first step (how to add an attachment in general). After step 1, all steps are the same.

  • Step 1 (Simple): Select the Audio icon.

  • Step 1 (Rubric): Select Choose File under the Attachments section. Then select the Audio icon.

  • Step 2: Choose how you want to add your audio.

    • If you want to add audio that is already on your device, select Browse. The maximum file size is 30mb.

    • If you want to record live audio with your device, select Record Audio. The audio recording can be up to 5 minutes long. Note: Direct audio recording is not compatible with Safari.

If choosing to record a live video, follow steps 3-6. If you are adding a video that is already on your device, skip these steps.

Step 3: Select the microphone icon.

Step 4: Select the record button.

Step 5: When you are done recording, select the stop button.

Step 6: Add a name to your audio recording, then select Save.

Are you using an iPad? iPads do not support recording audio directly into Otus. You can upload a video file, but you won't be able to record directly into Otus.

➡️ For Students

  • Simple Assessments: Students are not able to add audio to a Simple Assessment.

  • Rubric Assessments: Click here for an article written for students on how to add an audio recording to a rubric assessment.

Advanced Assessment

There are two ways to add audio to an Advanced Assessment. This article will give you step-by-step directions on how to add video both ways.

➡️ Requirements:

  • Acceptable file types: mp3 (5mb max file size).

  • Can record directly into the assessment (max length is 10 minutes).

➡️ For Students

  • Record Audio: using the Audio Recorder question in an Advanced Assessment will allow students to record audio into an advanced assessment. Click here for more information.

  • Upload Audio: using the File Upload question in an Advanced Assessment will allow students to upload an audio file into an advanced assessment. Click here for more information.

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