How to take an audio CD and copy it to all your students
Why do this? Allow your students to playback the audio from an examination audio CD without actually having to make say 30 copies of the physical CD before the lesson. You can create a single file that contains two or more tracks from a CD – pick and choose the tracks you want to give to your students.
The technical term used when copying tracks from an audio CD is “RIPPING”. This is the process of converting the audio to a standard file format such as MP3 or WMA for playback on any PC or mobile device. This is why the feature in Study to copy CD audio is called the Ripping Tool.
1 – Click to select the tracks that you want to copy. Clicking the Select All option will remove or select all the tracks. Scroll up and down to select tracks. If required, click Play next to the track to hear it.
2 – Click Browse… and decide where you want the files to be copied to
3 – Type the name of the audio CD and be as precise as you wish e.g. OCR Spanish Listening 2012 Foundation Tier 2381
4 – Select the format. MP3 is the most common however the MFF format will create a single file with bookmarks automatically added for each track.
5 – With some file formats you may also copy all separate audio tracks as one single file to make things easier.
Tip: For an Exam CD – select the save format as MFF and check the Bookmark individual tracks option. This will create a single file that students can listen to and they can access any part of the examination instantly by simply clicking on a numbered bookmark.
Make sure that you use a full and complete prefix for the ripped files – the more descriptive the better! Remember that you are likely to be looking for this content many months or years later.
Save the ripped file(s) to the correct area on your network if you want your students to access this material. If you save the file(s) to say your My Documents area then the students will not be able to access this material.