With this new application in Google Docs ( Drive ), teachers can now record their audio comments and share them with their students. I see this as a better way to give feedback on students' work and I do believe there are things we can express with our voice that no written code could ever capture like the tone and intonation..etc.
I have created this step by step guide to show you how you can add " Voice Comments " within your Google Docs. This application is developed by 121 Writing.
Here is how you can do it :
1- Head over to your Google Docs and click on " Create". scroll down to the bottom and click on "connect more apps "
2- Type in the word " voice " in the search panel then click on connect in front of " voice comments "
3- Go back to your Google Docs and right click on the document you want to add voice comments to then select open with voice comments
4- The document will open in a new window, click on the record button as shown in the screenshot below. While recording you can highlight words and they will automatically sync with the audio recording. You can stop the recording and start again and the second recording will be added right to the end of the first one. If you are not content with your recording click on the " trash" icon on the left of the " record" button and start recording anew.
5- To share your voice feedback click on " share with collaborators ". A link to your Voice Comments will be added to the Google Doc.
You and your collaborators can access it Google Docs via the "Comments" button on the top-right corner beside the Share button.