LINGUIST List 29.3926

Wed Oct 10 2018

Software: Backchat: Software for Provision of Audio Feedback

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 27-Sep-2018
From: Henk Louw <>
Subject: Backchat: Software for Provision of Audio Feedback
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Backchat is a software package aimed at assisting the user in creating and distributing audio feedback to students in a way that is easy, fast and effective.

The software is currently in beta version and can be downloaded for free at this link:

Backchat allows the user to create a set of generic, pre-recorded audio comments for repetitive errors, and then to merge those generic comments with individual comments into one seamless audio file, meaning your student can get much more feedback than when you mark in traditional manners. A marking rubric can also be included. Distribution of the audio and marking rubric is quick and easy with a bulk upload to the LMS Drop Box.

Backchat is distributed under the Creative Commons License.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                            Language Acquisition
                            Writing Systems

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