Mote audio comments
To have a more conversational feel when commenting on student work, teachers may prefer to leave audio comments instead of written comments. The Mote chrome extension allows teachers to leave audio feedback on Google Docs, Slides, and Sheets, as well as in certain areas of Google Classroom. Once the extension is added, audio commenting shows up as an option inside the regular commenting box in Google suite.
Using Mote for audio comments - 4 minute tutorial on installing and using mote
How to add audio feedback to students in Google Docs, Slides, Sheets, and Classroom using Mote
Go to chrome.google.com and add the mote extension.
Accept the install and allow the use of your mic if prompted
Add comments in the same way you usually would (using the add comment button, selecting insert->comment, or command+option+M)
If you already had the document open you will need to refresh your browser
The basic version allows for an unlimited number of 30-second comments, with no transcription
Initially you may have a free trial of premium features.
We expect the basic version to suffice for most faculty, but if you need the premium version contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request a license.
If you use this with US students, encourage them to download the extension so that they see comments in the document
Anyone without the extension or on an iPad or mobile device will have to click a link to hear the comment