6.8.2 Audio and video feedback

Audio and video feedback

Key Concept: Video offers an approachable way to give focused, detailed explanatory feedback.

Audio feedback

Audio feedback can be recorded using an MP3 recorder or a sound recording program on your computer. You can edit recordings down if necessary using Audacity, a free program available on campus computers or if uploading to Replay you can use the online editor.

Files can then be issued to students by email, Replay Panopto, Google Drive or using a Grade Centre column with a VLE site.

Video and screencast feedback

Video feedback is best done using the Replay ‘At-Desk’ Recorder. This may either be a ‘talking head’ video, pointing your webcam at a printed version of a document or a screencast (recording of your computer screen). Screencasting feedback allows you record your computer screen and a microphone to provide a narrated walk-through of the marked document.

Upload your recording into your personal Replay folder to ensure no students have access. Then, add the students username onto the video via the Sharing settings so they can access via the Replay Panopto website.

Case studies

E-Learning Walkthrough

Screencast commentary for formative feedback

Recording the screen during marking
Dr Bill Soden, Education
View Case Study


Other areas of the TEL Handbook cover the creation of multimedia resources:

Keele University have produced summary guides for creating multimedia feedback:

If you have disabled students, you will need to ensure the form of feedback is accessible to them. Audio and video feedback may need to be provided in a text-based format instead.