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VoiceThread for Faculty: Create a VoiceThread Assignment

Create a VoiceThread Assignment

How to add a VoiceThread assignment in which students are prompted to create and submit their own VoiceThreads

This assignment requires that we create two VoiceThreads

  1. Create a VoiceThread - The student will enter to create and submit a VoiceThread
  2. Course View - The student will enter to access peers' VoiceThreads and add comments in the form of videos, audio recordings, or text

To add 1) Create a VoiceThread

  • On the course site home page, in the Actions menu, select Turn editing on
  • Click Add an activity or resource in a week/topic section
  • Select External Tool
  • In the Preconfigured tool setting select VoiceThread
  • Click to expand the Grade section
    • In the Types setting select Points
    • In the Maximum grade setting type in the number of points possible. This enables the assignment to automatically display and calculate in the course site gradebook.
  • Scroll to the bottom of the page and click Save and Display
  • Click on Open in a New Tab
  • Click Assignment Builder
  • Click Create a VoiceThread
  • Give a description and activate/deactivate the setting, Allow students to resubmit assignment, by clicking on the check box.
  • Click Create Assignment to complete the process

To add 2) Course View

  • Click Add an activity or resource in a week/topic section
  • Select External Tool
  • In the Preconfigured tool setting select VoiceThread
  • Click to expand the Grade section
    • In the Types setting select None because this assignment is not graded.
  • Scroll to the bottom of the page and click Save and Display
  • Click on Open in a New Tab
  • Click Course View

To Grade Student Work

  • Return to the course home page.
  • Click to enter the Create a VoiceThread assignment. 
  • The the roster of students displays on the right side of the screen and is sorted into two groups: Submitted and Not Submitted.
  • Select a student in the Submitted section to review that student's VoiceThread and all peer comments. 
  • Click in the Grade box to add a grade up to 100 percent.
    This grade will recalculate according to the points you have applied in the External Tool Grade section. For instance, if the External Tool Grade is set to 10 points possible, the grade of 95 submitted in the VoiceThread view will be recalculated to 9.5 points in the course gradebook.

To Guide Peer Review

  • Instruct students to complete the Create a VoiceThread assignment and check the box for the setting, And Share with Class, before submitting.
  • Instruct students to enter the Course View assignment in order to select a peer's VoiceThread and add comments in the form of videos, audio recordings, or text.

Refer your students to the guide, VoiceThread for Students, for more details.

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