Dialog Card - Record audio inside the Create Content / Edit interface
The workflow of creating and editing dialog cards would be immensely improved by adding the option to record new audio for cards "inside" the content creator / edit interface -- as the dictation tool already allows.
Currently, the options for adding audio to the front of dialog cards are:
- upload a file
- paste a link or other audio source URL
What I'm suggesting is a third choice, to record audio inside the editor. If this feature was helpful for dictations, where only a few audio files are typically added, it will be even more helpful for dialog cards, which (in my practice) typically have more items.
This would allow users to create dialog cards with audio 100% inside the content tool, which means no switching back and forth between applications, or setting up file naming conventions that can lead to errors between items.
These issues add up every time I create dialog card content with audio. Even a small set of cards can mean recording 8 different files, naming them, typing and re-typing the script or text, and uploading them to the corresponding card. And if I edit the text in H5P, I have to switch applications and re-record the audio.
Each new file, and upload, and re-record, and switch between applications is another chance for the creator to overwrite or mismatch audio content to the text (let alone any images!). And, file selection and management brings the creative process to a crawl, as it's all about finding exactly the right details, repeatedly and repetitively.
For a set of 8-10 cards, having an audio recorder option inside the content creator would cut my own time for creating new dialog card sets down by half. And, it might make an even larger difference for newer creators. Most importantly, I think it would be even more of a welcoming development environment.