How do I create a prompt and response in Practice?

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The Prompt & Response stage is the first stage learners participate in. You can upload or record a video or audio file as a prompt. Learners practice their skills by watching or listening to the prompt, reading any provided instructions, and recording their response to the prompt. As a content module creator, you can upload a VTT caption file for a video prompt. Once uploaded, the caption file can display a transcript of the video's dialogue in the learner's video player.

If you need help creating a VTT caption file, you can use a captioning site such as Amara to create captions for your video files.

Record Video Prompt

To record a video prompt with your webcam, click the File Type list and click the Video option [1]. Click the Record button [2].

  Click Record button 

You will see yourself onscreen in the Record Your Prompt tool. If you select the gear icon you can switch recording from your computer to your phone if it is connected to your computer. The microphone and video camera icons indicate audio and lighting quality. If either icon is red, it means that either audio or the lighting quality is not good enough to record. If both icons are green then you are in the right conditions to record your response.

Select the blue Record button to start recording your Prompt.

  Record prompt 

When finished recording, select Stop to stop recording and upload the video. Select Cancel if you would like to cancel out of the webcam.

  Click Stop button 

Once your video has uploaded and processed, select Keep For Now to use the video for your Prompt. If you would like to discard it and record a new video, select the gray Try Again button.

  Click Keep for Now button 

Upload Video Prompt

To upload a video prompt, click the File Type list and click the Video option [1]. Click the Upload button [2]. In the file browser, choose a video file from your computer. Practice accepts MOV, MP4, WEBM, FLV, AVI, MPG, and MPEG video files up to 1 GB (gigabyte) in size.

  Click Upload video button 

Click the Upload File button.

  Click Upload File button 

Record Audio Prompt

To record an audio prompt with your phone, click the File Type list and click the Audio option [1]. Click the Record button [2].

  Click record button 

You can record your audio prompt by calling Practice or by letting Practice call you. To let Practice call you, enter your phone number in the Enter Your Phone Number field [1] and click the Call Me button [2]. You must enter a full ten-digit phone number that includes an area code. To call Practice, dial the phone number [3] displayed in the Practice interface and enter the verification code [4] when prompted.

Note: If you click the Call Me button and do not receive a call from Practice, do the following:

  1. Ensure your phone's settings do not block incoming calls from unknown numbers.
  2. Ensure your voicemail system is activated.
  3. Restart your phone.

After completing those steps, click the Call Me button.

  Enter Phone Number 

To start recording your prompt, press the 1 button on your phone's keypad. To stop recording, press the # button. After pressing the # button, press the 1 button to review your prompt, the 2 button to delete and re-record your prompt, or the 3 button to save your prompt.

Note: These directions will also appear in a message window in the Practice interface.

  Record Audio Response message 

Preview Audio Prompt

After saving your audio prompt, end the call. Your audio file automatically uploads to the Edit Prompt page in the Practice interface. You can preview your audio file by clicking the Play button in the Preview Prompt player.

  Preview Audio Prompt 

Upload Audio Prompt

To upload an audio prompt, click the File Type list and click the Audio option [1]. Click the Upload button [2]. In the file browser, choose an audio file from your computer. Practice accepts MP3, M4A, AAC, WAV, WMA, & AIFF audio files up to 1 GB in size.

  Click Upload button 

Click the Upload File button.

  Click Upload file button 

Instructions

This section is optional. If you have instructions for learners, write them in the Instructions text box. We encourage you to be as explicit as possible and reiterate any instructions you provide in the prompt media itself. You can also add links to external resources.

  Type prompt instructions 

Choose Caption File

To add a VTT caption file to a video prompt, click the Select button. In the file browser, choose a VTT caption file for your video.

Note: You can create a caption file using a captioning site such as Amara.

  Click Select Button 

Upload Caption File

Click the Upload File button.

  Click Upload File Button 

Require Additional File Attachments

To require learners to attach additional files to their responses, click the Require Additional File Attachments toggle button [1]. Click the Number of Attachments Required list [2] to choose the number of file attachments to require from learners.

  Require additional attachments toggle 

Save Prompt Changes

Click the Save Changes button.

  Click Save Changes button 

Publish Content Module

Select Next to begin creating a Model Response. If you don't want to include a Model Response, select the blue Publish button from the panel on the left hand side.

  Click Publish Exercise button 
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