Instructors have created recorded responses since as least the late 1950s when they relied on dictation machines and reel-to-reel.  Today, instructors can access a variety of technology that makes recording easier than ever.  The following are good places to start:  

  • Turnitin has an online markup tool (GradeMark) instructors can use to comment on their students papers, as well as a way to leave a three minute long voice comment.
    • The Turnitin Instructor Training webpage has several resources on TII for instructors. 
    • Turnitin offers specific information about the voice comment feature.
  • iAnnotate is an app some instructors use to grade PDF, DOC, PPT, and image files with audio comments.
  • Audacity is free, open source, cross-platform software some instructors use for recording and editing sounds.