Here are the four mp3 files you should have saved after completing all three tutorials:
- Counting Tutorial: Original unedited counting recording (out of order)
- Counting Tutorial: Edited counting recording (counting in order with the music background)
- Interview Tutorial: Edited interview recording with introduction (no more than 45 seconds total)
- Vox Pop Tutorial: Edited segment with introduction and at least three voices
Upload your tracks to Soundcloud
- Create an account at soundcloud.com. This site is similar to YouTube, but for audio files.
- Once you have signed in and verified your account, you should be able to click on the “Upload” button on the top menu bar.
- Next click “Choose Files” and find your mp3 files for both tutorials. You can also drag the files onto the browser.
- Be sure to make the files “public” when uploading.
- Once your files are uploaded, click on “share” buttons in Soundcloud, located below each audio file. Next, click “Embed,” then click “More options” at the bottom of the “embed” menu. You will see a box with “WordPress Code.” Highlight this text and select Edit > Copy from your menu (or right click > copy). Some WordPress themes also allow you to simply paste in the URL to your Soundcloud “track” directly into the post, and it will automatically embed the audio.
- Next, create a new WordPress blog post and paste in (Edit > Paste) the WordPress shared code from Soundcloud into your entry. Also, post in the direct URL to the Soundcloud page with your audio file, in case the embedded object is not working. (See below for an example.)
- Once you publish your blog post, you should be able to click the play button on either audio file and hear the final product, much like a “YouTube” for audio. Again, if, for some reason, you are not seeing the embedded files, you should paste a raw link to the audio file on Soundcloud in your blog post, so your instructor can at least click on the link and hear your audio.
- After you are happy with your blog post, be sure to submit the URL of your completed tutorial blog post entry to Blackboard. You do not need to attach your Audition files or .mp3 files.
Again, be sure to check your blog to make sure the audio is working. If your blog does not display the embedded audio file, be sure to include the direct links to your Soundcloud tracks. It is your responsibility to make sure your tracks can be found and played from your blog post.
Here is an example:
Using the code (Note: the space before the word “soundcloud” should not be in your code):
[ soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/37734362" params="color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false" width="100%" height="166" iframe="true" /]
You will get:
Also, include in your post a direct link to your Soundcloud profile.