The Audio Capture tool allows both students and instructors to record and post audio files within D2L.

Audio Capture is available in the News, Discussions, and Dropbox areas of D2L.


  • Maximum length of recording using the Audio Capture tool is five minutes.
  • The recorded audio is posted in D2L as file attachments in .wav format.
  • The recorded audio file is not saved to the Manage Files area of the D2L course site.
  • Audio Capture works best with Firefox and Safari browsers; other browsers are problematic.
  • Please see the posting for Document Viewer in Dropbox for more information on providing audio feedback in Dropbox.
1a. To record audio for a News item, from Course Home page, click on the [inverted arrow] next to News and select [+ New News Item] to open a screen for you to create a News post.
1b. To record audio for a Discussions post, click on [Discussions] in the Navigation Bar, select the topic, and click [Start a New Thread] to compose a new message.
2. Click [Add attachments] to expand the settings, and click on [Record Audio].
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3. A screen will pop up displaying the D2L capture audio feature. The first time you open the capture audio feature, you will notice a second smaller pop up window for “Adobe Flash Player Settings.”
  • To use the audio capture feature, click [Allow].  (The default choice is “Deny.”) You can also choose to check the box next to [Remember] under “Allow” if you do not want to be prompted with the Adobe Flash pop-up window each time you go to use this feature.
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4. After you have allowed the Adobe Flash Player Settings, you will be able to use the capture audio feature. The red record button allows you to record up to 5 minutes of audio. When you are finished recording, click [Add].
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D2L 10.3 May 2014