Spoke with the Respondus/StudyMate people. The retrieval functionality that had been announced for Angel will likely see some delays as a result of the merger. Maybe two-three months from now rather than next month. Bummer.
Also need to take time to download 30 day trial of StudyMate. StudyMate is a flash game-like authoring tool. It works much like the Respondus interface, but creates interactive flash components like crosswords, flashcards, etc. There are now audio features to this product. Not recording, but including audio (and video?) as part of a learning object.
50% discount on StudyMate since we already have a campus license for Respondus. Price of the two products are same/similar.