Voice Thread (VT) integration in Bb allows instructors to create a VT Link that can be a:
- VT Home: A Link for Sign-up and Sign-in to VT.
- VT Assignment Builder: Watch, comment or submit a VT Presentation
- VT Course View: To view all VT presentations of once course in one page
- Individual VT: To view a specific VT presentation.
To create a VT link:
- Enter the content area where you want to add the Voice Thread Activity link.
- Click “Build Content.”
- Click “Voice Thread.”
Now select how the link should “behave” according to the activity you want your students to complete by choosing one of these 4 options:
Option #1: Click “VT Home”
→This will enable an access point to VoiceThread. If you (the instructor) or your students do NOT have a VT account, clicking on this link will create an account for you automatically (automatic sign-up).
→If you (the instructor) or your students have already VT account through FHSU license, clicking on this link will sign you-in automatically (automatic sign-in) to your VT account.
Option #2: Click “Assignment Builder”
→When you create an assignment with assignment builder, an assignment grading column will automatically be generated in Blackboard Grade Center. Watch assignment builder tutorial below. (https://vimeo.com/439429815)
Option #3: Click “Individual VT”
Here you can view any VoiceThread that you have created. You can select a single VoiceThread that you created and share with your class. When students click this link, they will only see the VoiceThread that you selected.
Option #4: Click “Course View”
Course View lets you display the collection of VoiceThreads that have been shared with your course.
GRADING VT STUDENT WORK:
When you are ready to grade a student’s VoiceThread activity, click on the VoiceThread link that you have already created. If students have submitted their work, the “VT Grader” will be displayed. Review Grading Tutorial below:
Note: The grade will be immediately available through Blackboard Grade Center to the students.