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Use a Tascam Audio Recorder to Record and Share Course Audio

This article applies to: Classroom Technologies

For assistance with use of the Tascam audio recorder, please contact the local AV/IT support staff for your home college.

Instructors needing to deliver course audio to students will be issued an audio recording device which attaches to a lapel (lavalier) microphone.

Panopto audio recordings may used in conjunction with video recordings of class note made with IPEVO board cameras (see Use an IPEVO V-ZR for Blackboard / Whiteboard Capture.)

Get Started

  1. Locate the microphone and attach the wind screen cap and lapel clip to the microphone.

    Attach the clip to the end of the microphone, then secure the wind screen.
  2. Locate the microphone jack on the top of the recorder. Insert the plug end of the microphone cord into the jack (see "13" in the diagram below), then twist the screw to tighten it so it is secure.

    The microphone jack is located on the top of the recorder.

  3. Open the cover for the microSD card slot, then insert the card into the slot as shown in the diagram below.

    The MicroSD card slot is located on the left side of the recorder. Open the cover to access the slot.

  4. The Power button is located on the right side of the device (see "11" in the diagram below). Slide the power button to the left, toward the O/I symbol, and hold for one second until Tascam DR-10L appears on the device’s front display.

Set the Date and Time on the Recording Device

When you record audio, the recorder names audio files according to the date and time. However, when first turned on, the recorder may show a default date in the past, and the display may read DATE / TIME to indicate the date has not been set. If you will be managing multiple audio files recorded on different dates, to minimize confusion it is recommended that you set the correct date and time on the recorder before use.
  1. To set the date, press the Menu button on the front of the unit (see "2" in the diagram below).
  2. Next, press the Up or Down arrow keys (see "3" and 4 below) until you see 18: Date/Time.
  3. Press Enter (see "5" below). The date is displayed in the format Year-Month-Day / Hour-Minute.
  4. Use the Up or Down arrow keys to change the highlighted value to reflect the current date and time. Press Enter to proceed from one part of the date and time to the next value.
  5. Once the date and time have been set, press Enter ("5") to exit.

On the front of the recorder, the Up and Down buttons are the second and third buttons from the left, respectively.

Make a Recording

  1. To start a recording, slide the Power button to the right (see "11" in the diagram) toward the REC symbol.
  2. During recording, seconds elapsed will appear on the front display of the recorder.
  3. To stop recording, slide the power button to the right again (see "11" above) toward the REC symbol.
  4. The audio file will be automatically saved in the recording device's memory.

Transfer the Audio File to Video on Demand

To share the audio you have recorded, you need to upload the file(s) to Video on Demand. To do this:

  1. Connect the recorder to a computer using the included USB cable.

    Connect a USB cable to the jack labeled USB on left side of the recorder.
  2. Use the Up and Down arrow keys on the front of the recorder until STORAGE is shown on the recorder's screen, then press ENTER (also the Play / Pause button) to connect the unit to the computer. The front display should then read USB connected.

  3. Follow the instructions on Upload Media Files into Video On Demand.

Trim the Uploaded Recording

Usually an audio recording has awkward lengths of silence at the beginning and end. For the convenience of listeners, when this happens you should trim away the silent sections of the audio recording. You can do this in Video On Demand. Follow the instructions provided by Kaltura on Kaltura Video Editing Tools - Editor Tab.

Your file will be automatically captioned by the Video on Demand service.

Share the Audio Recording

See the Center for Teaching Innovation's instructions for sharing from Video on Demand that can be found under Making a Zoom Recording Sharable to Select Students.

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Wednesday, September 8, 2021 - 11:06pm

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