NOTE: badges only available to Notre Dame students, postdocs, and faculty.
To earn this badge you need to produce a 45- to 90-second recording. As the content, you can create a public service announcement
or use this template to write a "Where I'm From" poem.
- LEARN - Complete the Remix-U sound editing tutorials
OR make sure you know how to do the things covered there.
- RECORD - make a spoken voice recording.
- It's best (not required) to use the recorder described in the tutorials.
- Record in a quiet place and pay attention to the volume level.
Excessive noise or distortion are not acceptable.
- Identify yourself and the topic at the beginning.
- Include credit for the music at the end.
- FIND - locate copyright-safe music for a soundtrack; it must have
a Creative Commons (CC) license that allows derivative works. Good places to look include Vimeo Music Store, ccmixter, and Jamendo.
- EDIT - use Audacity* to edit a recording
- Fade in at the beginning, fade out at the end
- Incorporate a music soundtrack for part or all of the project
(all the way through or just the beginning and ending)
- If necessary, amplify the voice track or remove noise from it.
- Reduce music track volume, if necessary, so voice is easy to hear.
- Export the final project as an MP3 file.
- Keep all project materials until receiving confirmation of your badge.
- DOCUMENT - save a screen capture of your entire Audacity* project time line.
This will show how you assembled the project.
Optionally, you may upload the image to Flickr or another image sharing site.
[screen capture help - Windows 8 | Macintosh ]
- PUBLISH - upload your sound to SoundCloud. **
The description on the SoundCloud page must include credits for the music: title, artist, and URL.
- SHARE - complete an ePortfolio project page with
- Embedded SoundCloud** player
- Audacity* screen capture (small version linked to larger)
- A brief (150-250 words) reflection on the project, including what worked well, what was challenging, and what you'd like to learn more about.
* You may use other software (Apple Garageband, Adobe Audition, etc.), BUT
you must still make a screen capture that shows how you assembled the project.
** You may use a different media sharing site, but it must allow public access to the media
and there must be a way to embed it on a page in your ePortfolio.