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 help@d-e.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