Providing Feedback


How do I personalize a student's assessment attempt/grade with an audio and video feedback recording in the Ultra course view?


This guide pertains to Ultra Course View.

If your course is in Original Course View, see the Original Course View tutorial collection.

Providing Feedback

Open an attempt. On the Submission page, select the feedback icon to open the feedback panel. The panel remains in place as you scroll through the assignment and add overall feedback and a grade.

When you post grades, students can view them and any feedback you provided. All feedback for all attempts, even ungraded attempts, shows to students.

The Student's submission page is open with 1) an highlighted selected attempt, 2) the a highlighted "Feedback" icon, and 3) the feedback for a particular student panel displayed.

Adding Feedback Recording

Adding audio and/or video feedback to a student's assessment attempt or grade provides richer insight into what the instructor is looking for from the student's work and provides personalized input to the student.  You can embed an audio or video recording of your feedback in the editor as you grade attempts. The recording option appears in the feedback editor for most graded items in your course. Students watch or listen to your feedback alongside any text you include.

NOTE:  This feature isn't supported on all browsers. For the best experience, use Chrome or Firefox.

Add feedback wherever you start grading.  Select Insert/Edit Recording from the Insert Content menu.

In the feedback panel, the expanded purple plus sign lets you insert feedback, and the  "Insert/Edit Recording" option is highlighted.

In the window that opens, select the camera icon on the recording interface to enable your camera. Without the camera enabled, the tool only records audio when you begin. When you're ready, select the Record button to capture your audio and video feedback.

When you've got your microphone and camera set up, you're ready to go.

  1. Select the red record button and watch as the tool counts down. You can make a recording up to five minutes long.
  2. Select Pause recording to stop and resume recording your feedback or select Stop recording to review the recording and save or discard. You can delete the recording and start over if you want to re-record.
  3. Review your recording and select Save and Exit if you're satisfied and want to share it with the student.
  4. The recording is automatically inserted in the editor.


Rename Your Recording

You may rename the recording's display name and add alternative text to make it accessible to all users. The system uses the recording time and date for these fields by default. Select the recording in the editor and select Insert/Edit Recording again in the menu. Edit the display name and alternative text. By default, the alternative text field automatically uses the display name, but you can edit the alternative text separately if you want.

Select Save when you've finished editing.

What Do Students See?

Students can access the recording with grade details and any other feedback you add. The recordings stream to student devices and don't require them to download anything. Students can play the recordings on most modern browsers without any additional plugins or extensions. Students can't download or save recordings.

Setup Your Microphone and Camera

Select the gear icon to set up and test your microphone and camera.

  • Set up microphone: Having trouble recording audio? Use this option to test your audio and select the input source. If the volume level moves, your device's audio is being detected and should record as expected. Select Yes - It's working to exit the test.
  • Set up camera: Select an input source for your camera. If you see your image on the screen, you're all set! Select Yes - It's working to exit the test.

Issues with your audio or video?

  • Does the browser have permission to access your camera and microphone?
  • Are the audio or video controls enabled? A line through the icons means that a device is not enabled.
  • Have you installed the latest version of your browser?



Article ID: 36861
Tue 11/22/22 2:02 PM
Mon 6/3/24 4:10 PM