Creating your own audio lessons with QuickTime Player

Teachers often ask us how to create their own audio lessons for use in DiLL. A general workflow will look like:

  1. Create your audio lesson file using a 3rd party application like GarageBand, Audacity, QuickTime, etc. (You can even do this on your iOS device using the included Voice Memo app)
  2. Upload your audio lesson file to the DiLL Server (see blog post: How-To: Uploading Audio Files to DiLL Server)
  3. Assign the audio lesson to your students in DiLL by creating and using a Task

In this blog post, we’ll be using the QuickTime player to create a simple audio lesson.

Step One: Launch QuickTime Player

Launch the QuickTime Player (this application comes included with OS X) by opening up the application in your /Applications folder or by searching for it using Spotlight (top right corner of the menubar)

Step Two: Create a New Audio Recording

Once the QuickTime player is open, goto your menubar at the top of the screen and select “File” –> “New Audio Recording” to create a new audio file. You can also use the keyboard shortcut: CTRL+OPTION+COMMAND+N

Step Three: Record Your Audio Lesson

Press the record button to start the recording. Proceed to record your audio lesson. Once you’re done, click the stop recording button.

Step Four: Save Your Audio Lesson

When you’re done with your recording, go back to the “File” menu and select “Export” –> “Audio Only…” to save your recording. This will bring up a new window where you can select the folder to export your recording to.

After you’ve titled your audio lesson and navigated to the folder you’d like to save your file into, press the “Save” button to finish exporting your audio lesson.

Bravo! After saving your audio lesson you can now upload that file to the DiLL Server. To learn how to upload audio files to the DiLL Server, read our blog post: DiLL How-To: Uploading Audio Files to DiLL Server

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