QuizPedia gives you the option to add sound files to your quizzes. You can even record sounds and edit them from within the tool itself!
But if you want more control over the sounds, you’ll need to use a dedicated tool for cutting audio. Here are a couple of options that are free and easy to use.
This is the simplest and easiest option. Simply open the site and upload a sound file. It will show you a waveform image of the file, allowing you to cut the file precisely where you want, then download it in mp3 format. There is even an option to add a brief fade in the beginning or end of the cut, so the cut won’t seem to abrupt – something to consider if you are cutting in the middle of something.
Somewhat more complicated, but still free, is Audacity. It is a piece of open source software, meaning it was developed by volunteers. It’s a good program with a lot of tools and options – but it can sometimes be a bit confusing, particularly if you go beyond the basic functions.
The program lets you record using a microphone connected to or built into your computer. You can also edit any sound file you might have, cutting it in the right place and adding whatever fade you might need. To save as a mp3, you will need to download and install a free encoder add-on.
Garageband (or other built-in program)
Garageband is a simple program for recording and editing sounds. It is a free progam for Mac and iOS, and is designed for making music. It can still be used for editing sounds, however. Remember that you need to export your files as mp3 before you can upload them to QuizPedia.
Most versions of Windows also come with an audio recorder installed, but those are usually very simple, and can’t really do a lot of editing. You’ll have to do that in another program.