Using audioBoo as a Audio-only tool in an Online Learning EnvironmentIntegrating audio-based student-instructor feedback in your ANGEL course creates aninstruction based tool that lives inside your online classroom by being embedded. Byembedding your audio feedback you can not only appeal to the aural learner and, by beingable to hear one’s voice within the context of an online course, social presence (as viewed inthe Community of Inquiry) is increased by humanizing your interaction. Also attractive is thepossibility that podcasts can be used to speed up grading time.This document will give you step-by-step instructions on how to create an AudioBoo account,create a “podcast” and embed it into your course.Creating an audioBoo account#1. Go to http://audioboo.fm and click on the “sign up” area of the sign up/log in link.Figure 1#2. Fill in the three fields accordingly as shown in Figure 2 below. Check the Terms ofService box and, finally, the Join Audioboo box. You will be led to your Audioboo profilepage.Figure 2Side Note: If you choose to have students participate in podcasting within your course, youand your students will go through the same procedure to get an account, create and embedpodcasts in ANGEL.
Creating a podcast#1. Now that you are at your account homepage click on the my profile box.Figure 3#2 After clicking the my profile box, click on the pink button shown below to start recording…Figure 4If you click on the pink button the following window prompt will appear (Figure 5), letting youchoose to record or upload an audio file you may have already created. Choose from one orthe other.
Figure 5Recording a Podcast: In this window (Figure 6), the Start Recording button can also be pressed again duringrecording to pause and resume if need be. You also can preview the recording, restart, add atitle if satisfied, then click SAVE. After it saves to your profile you will find your most recentrecording as marked in Figure 7.
Figure 7To be led to the area shown in Figure 8, click on the podcast title (in this case the words “Testnumber 2”)Embedding your podcast in ANGELPlease note: Before you begin this step, make sure you have two web browser windowsopen. One of the windows will have your ANGEL course and the other window will be at youraudioBoo account.#1 Once having created a podcast and saved it in http://audioboo.fm, open your recording inaudioboo.fm and click on “embed.”
Figure 8#2 The following window with the HTML code will appear…Figure 9
# 3 No need to worry about what this gobbledygook HTML code means! Copy the HTMLcode above by highlighting ALL of the code from this “Embed code for...” box and press Copy(Ctrl + C)# 4 Now, go to Settings in the course content area where you want to put the podcast in andclick the button on your richtext editor, known as the Source button (circled below).Figure 10#5 Now, pressing Ctrl +V (Paste) in this Source code box will add the code. Don’t worry that itwill look like the illustration in Figure 11.Figure 11#6 After adding the code, click the Source button again and click “SAVE”Finally, when students view the page it will look like the picture below...Each student just clicks the “play” button to listen.Figure 12