Some courses require students to record themselves correctly pronouncing terminology. Instructors often give different methods the student can use to record and submit their word lists. If your instructor has stated that you can use your phone to record your audio, here are a couple of methods for doing so. 


Recording Using The Built-In Voice Memo App

  1. Locate the Voice Memos app on your phone, the icon should look similar to this. 
  2. Click the red record button and speak. 
  3. When you are done making your recording, click on the record button again. 
  4. Click on the word "Done" 
  5. Type a name for your recording and click "Save".
  6. Click on the "share" button to open up the sharing options. 
  7. When the sharing panel opens, look for and click on "Save to Files". (You may have to slide the bottom panel to the left to locate "Save to Files".)
  8. Click on "iCloud Drive". (You can select a different cloud storage option, but these instructions are specific to using iCloud.)
  9. Choose a folder to save your file in, if you would like, or just click "Add". 
  10. Now that you've created the recording, you need to submit it to the assignments area for grading by the instructor. 
  11. Open a web browser on your phone, such as Safari, Chrome, Firefox, etc, log in to Brightspace (D2L), navigate to your course, use the navigation bar to go to Toolbox > Assignments, and click on the name of the assignment folder you will be submitting your file to. 
  12. If you scroll down in the assignment folder area you will see the following. Click on the "Add a File" button. 
  13. Click on "My Computer". 
  14. Click on the "Upload" button. 
  15. Click on "Browse".
  16. Locate and click on your file.
  17. You should be taken back to Brightspace where you can see your file listed below the upload button. Click on the "Add" button.
  18. On this screen you should see your file name listed below the "Add a File" button. Click on the "Submit" button. 
  19. At this point, you should see a confirmation page that says, "File submission successful". Click on the "Done" button. 


Recording Using The Voice Recorder & Audio Editor App


There is a free app on the iPhone app store called "Voice Recorder & Audio Editor" that is also easy to use and records in .mp3 format. To use the instructions below, search for and install the free version of "Voice Recorder & Audio Editor" on the iTunes app store. 

  1. Open the Voice Recorder app and click on the microphone icon at the bottom. 
  2. Clicking on the line that says "Tap To Name" allows you to name your recording. Be sure to give it a name that helps you find it later, and click on the "REC" button. 
  3. When you are finished recording, click on the "STOP" button and then click on "SAVE AS". The following window opens, click the "Save" button.
  4. Click on the name of the file to review your recording and when you are ready to upload it to iCloud, click on the "share" icon. 
  5. Click on "Upload to cloud". 
  6. Click on the "plus" icon at the top left to add the iCloud Drive and then select "iCloud Drive" from the list. 
  7. Click on iCloud Drive again and click on the word "Add" near the top right of the screen. 
  8. Now that you've created the recording, you need to submit it to the assignments area for grading by the instructor. 
  9. Open a web browser on your phone, such as Safari, Chrome, Firefox, etc, log in to Brightspace (D2L), navigate to your course, use the navigation bar to go to Toolbox > Assignments, and click on the name of the assignment folder you will be submitting your file to. 
  10. If you scroll down in the assignment folder area you will see the following. Click on the "Add a File" button. 
  11. Click on "My Computer". 
  12. Click on the "Upload" button. 
  13. Click on "Browse".
  14. Locate and click on your file.
  15. You should be taken back to Brightspace where you can see your file listed below the upload button. Click on the "Add" button.
  16. On this screen you should see your file name listed below the "Add a File" button. Click on the "Submit" button. 
  17. At this point, you should see a confirmation page that says, "File submission successful". Click on the "Done" button.