UNSW has recently gone through an audit on assessment practices, and one of the most common questions I get from local staff is how to provide audio feedback on student papers. Many staff indicate they speak faster than they write or type, so given the conflicting mandates for both more efficient assessment practices and yet equal or better feedback to students, audio feedback is an obvious choice.
Aside from manually recording audio files and emailing them out – which is highly inefficient – there haven’t really been many options for staff in this regard. However, Turnitin’s recent announcement regarding Voice Commenting seems to be a viable option here.
The following tutorial demonstrates setup and use of Turnitin’s new Voice Comment option, and shows how the feedback appears for students.