Audio Plugin Use
Any Audio that will be used in the course that you are creating should be added as a separate activity using the Audio Plugin Use activity.
There are ways to embed audio or link to audio outside of the LMS but we are not in control of external content. This means we cannot monitor updates, content or other problematic areas. Outside audio will not always behave properly in Totara either, with many popular sites Totara will strip any extra code appended to the link that would control size, timestamps, or other variables.
The audio plugin that we have provided allows us to ensure the audio has captions, a transcript, and an accessible audio player. These features makes the audio plugin perfect for our uses.
Tracking completion is also possible with the plugin. Instead of just tracking if a user clicked a link we are receiving a completion only when the audio has completed 95% of its playtime. This accounts for ending credits that we do not want to force a viewer to watch to receive a completion written to the LMS.