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Create a Voicethread Signup Link

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VoiceThread is a web-based application that allows students and instructors to create, comment on and share presentations. With Blackboard integration, FHSU faculty and students can sign up and sign-in for VT accounts at no cost.

VoiceThread is a web-based application, so there is no software to install. The only system requirements are an up-to-date version of Adobe Flash, a supported web browser and high-speed internet connection.

To enable VoiceThread accounts for you and for your students through Bb:

  1. Go to one of your Blackboard Course shells where you would like to use VT
  2. Select the content area where you want to place the Sign-up link
  3. Click on “Build Content” and choose “VoiceThread”
  4. Fill out a name for the link such as “SignUp here for VoiceThread”. DO NOT add a description in the text editor box, otherwise the link will break.

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If you want to explain VoiceThread for your students, you can use the below text to paste it into an item or an announcement/email:

  • Open this link in a new window/tab (click on the right button on the mouse then choose Open in a New Tab/Window)
  • A new window will open and the system will create a VoiceThread account for you automatically.
  • You will be able to see that you have an account now by locating your email address in the top right corner.
  • Close that window and come back to your Bb course after refreshing your screen. Now the system will recognize that you have a VT account. You will be able to comment on VT videos in this class. You will be asked to add an image to your profile; please upload a photo of yourself to be used as an avatar.
  • PS: You have to do this process only once. You can use the same link to signin to VT next time you enter your course in Bb.

5 . Click “Submit”

The VT Sign-up link will look like this:

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Questions? Contact TigerTech at 785-628-3478. FACULTY ONLY email bbsupport@fhsu.edu.

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