Where should I post audio for class?

Where you post audio depends on what you want to do with it. Wherever you post it, however, the same three steps will be common to all sites: choose the site, upload the audio file, share a link.

What you should know… How to Post How to Share
Google Drive St. Mark’s is a “Google Apps for Education” school — everyone has a Google account, which also includes  Google Drive, a place to share all kinds of files. If you want to have more nuanced permissions for who can or can’t see your audio file, this is a great place to put it. You can drag a file directly into Google Drive in your web browser, or put the file in your Google Drive folder using Google Desktop Sync (or you can click to upload a new file). Either use the Google Drive sharing menu to invite others to see your audio file, or get the sharing link — you can paste this into a Canvas assignment or an email.
YouTube Our Google accounts also give us a YouTube account. YouTube (as you probably know) is one of the major streaming media sites on the internet.It. Just. Works. But since it’s designed to work with video, you have to do a little fiddling for an audio file. You can use a service like TunesToTube to post your audio file (with a static image for “video”).We recommend that you post your video “unlisted”, so that you have some control over who does and does not see it. Get the YouTube sharing link — you can paste this into a Canvas assignment or an email (or use it to embed the video in a discussion or wiki or blog post).
Canvas You may want to post a “media assignment” or include it in the Rich Content Editor on Canvas and you can either record it using your webcam or upload an audio file. This takes some setup ahead of time by the teacher. You can record the audio with your laptop mic, or upload an audio file through the media recording interface. The audio will automatically be available to whoever “should” see it (the teacher, your classmates, etc.) depending on the teacher’s settings.

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