External App: VoiceThread

VoiceThread aims to transform media into collaborative spaces with video, voice, and text commenting. VoiceThread has been integrated into Canvas as of the Summer, 2018. For additional assistance with VoiceThread, please contact canvas@yale.edu

Adding VoiceThread to Your Course

To integrate VoiceThread into your Canvas course, you have several options. You must first decide if your VoiceThread will be graded, or non-graded. Instructions for both options are listed here:

Setting Up Non-Graded Activities

1. Navigate to the Modules area of your course.

2. Find the module to which you would like to add VoiceThread, and click the Add Content button.

Add VoiceThread to the Module

 3. Select External Tool from the menu.

4. Select VoiceThread from the list of tools.

5. Click Add Item.

Adding the external tool

6. You will be prompted back to the modules page. Click on the newly added VoiceThread external app link.

Select the VoiceThread Link

7. From this step you have three different options for integrating VoiceThread into your course:

VoiceTHread Set Up
  1. Course View will display all VoiceThreads in your specific course.
  2. Home will display all VoiceThreads and all courses that a student is enrolled in.
  3. Individual VT will display a single specified VoiceThread.

Setting Up Graded Activities

1. Navigate to the Assignments area of your course.

2. Create a new assignment.

Assignments

3. Name the assignment, and scroll down to Submission Type.

4. Under Submission Type, select External Tool.

5. Click Find on the External Tool URL.

Choose the external tool

6. Select VoiceThread from the list.

7. Click Select to save your changes.

Click VoiceThread and Select

8. Save or Save and Publish your Assignment.

9. Click back into the assignment you just created.

10. From here, choose an option for your graded assignment:

assignment set up
  1. Course View will display all VoiceThreads shared within your specific course.
  2. Home will display all VoiceThreads and all courses that a student is enrolled in.
  3. Individual VT will display a single specified VoiceThread.
  4. Assignment Builder will allow you to create a graded assignment requiring students to create, watch, or comment on a VoiceThread. More information on how to use Assignment Builder can be found here.

Join VoiceThread for free workshops! If you are new to VoiceThread or want new ideas, VoiceThread hosts interactive and hands-on workshops. Click here to register.

You can also watch previously recorded workshops presented by VoiceThread by clicking here.

Follow the VoiceThread YouTube Channel.

Read more about VoiceThread on their blog page.

Detailed instructions regarding how to use VoiceThread within your course can be found on the vendor's website, located here.