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Interactive Audio

Activate student engagement with audio materials (podcasts, recordings, and such) by utilizing online social annotation
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Multimodal engagement to stimulate active learning

A great benefit of online/hybrid learning is the use of multimedia materials (documents, videos, and audios) to increase student engagement, and address diverse learning needs.

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However, students often passively consume the audio materials assigned before class, thus coming to lectures unprepared, and teachers have to explain the content again.

Interactive Audio helps address this issue, by using social annotation to activate student interaction with the audio materials.

“As long as there are opportunities for online students to check in with one another and with the instructor, it doesn’t especially matter if their interactions happen in real time or not - as long as they happen.”
Jenae Cohn
Writer & educator

Diversify opportunities for interactions with Interactive Audio

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add questions or discussion threads to audio materials

Instructors upload and add in-line questions or discussion threads to specific audio timeline, and also decide which one is compulsory to answer before proceeding to the next.

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Engage in the listening materials 

Students listen to the audio, answer the annotated questions and prompts. They can also start a discussion and question by annotating a specific part of the audio.

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access student learning analytics

Teachers track students’ performance in the activity to monitor their progress and intervene when necessary.

Tool features

Practice questions and comments

Add discussion points, multiple choice or open questions directly to highlighted portions of your audio file to stimulate active participation with and comprehension of the material. Optionally make certain questions compulsory to answer before proceeding, or allow students to start their own discussions too.

Attachments to questions

Include attachments in the form of documents or images to the questions to incorporate different media and provide broader context. You can even leave a voice-note to let students hear it directly from you.

Sort input of students

Sort and filter students’ responses based on the latest activity, location, most upvotes, or most comments,  identifying points to address during synchronous sessions. 

Configurable grading

Choose whether to grade students based on criteria you set, such as answering questions (correctly) or participating in discussions, then synchronize the results with your native LMS.

Data export

Follow students' progress and performance within the tool, and download the analytics spreadsheet for an even more thorough analysis.

Copyrighted material

Choose whether to prevent students from downloading or modifying the materials in accordance with your copyright policy. 

Add discussion points, multiple choice or open questions directly to highlighted sections of your audio file to stimulate active engagement and comprehension of the material. Optionally make certain questions compulsory to answer before proceeding, or allow students to start their own discussions.

Include attachments in the form of documents, images, or voice-note to the questions to diversify how instructors and students interact with each other during the feedback activity.

Sort and filter students’ responses based on the latest activity, location, most upvotes, or most comments. This helps identify important areas to address during synchronous sessions. 

Turn the activity into a formative/ summative assessment by assigning grades to each activity step. The results are then automatically synchronized with the LMS.

Follow students' progress and performance within the tool, and download the analytics (in excel or csv format) for an even more thorough analysis.

Choose whether to prevent students from downloading or modifying the materials in accordance with your copyright policy. 

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LMS integration

Interactive Audio, like all FeedbackFruits tools, integrates seamlessly into your native LMS. This enables single sign on (SSO) and automatic sync of groups, calendars, and gradebooks.

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“With the tools of FeedbackFruits, our students collaborate more and learn from one another in different scenarios as they would in professional life.” 

jeroen prent
Education Manager

"This tool provided a better overview of students' performance and progress over the duration of the course. It enabled me to try new methods in teaching, prompt self-reflection on feedback, and guarantee anonymity in an online platform."

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Åsmund Hermansen
Associate Professor

“When we did the pivot back in the spring, we were concerned about how they would be able to have that collaboration in the online world. By using online tools, they were able to foster this.”

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Associate Vice Provost

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