External App: VoiceThread Assignment Builder

Setting Up Graded Activities from the Assignment Builder

Assignment Builder will allow you to create a graded assignment requiring students to create, watch, or comment on a VoiceThread that links to the gradebook. There are three different ways to use the assignment builder:

  1. Create a VoiceThread
  2. Submit a Comment
  3. Watch a VoiceThread

To Begin, Set Up a Graded Activity

1. Navigate to the Assignments area of your course.

2. Create a new assignment.

Create 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.

Configure External tool

6. Select VoiceThread from the list.

7. Click Select to save your changes.

Choose VoiceThread

8. Save or Save and Publish your Assignment.

9. Click back into the assignment you just created.

10. From here, choose Assignment Builder.

Select Assignment Builder

Assignment Builder will link to three different options which will be further described below.

  1. Create a VoiceThread
  2. Submit a Comment
  3. Watch a VoiceThread

Option 1 - Create a VoiceThread

Selecting this option will allow students to create and submit a VoiceThread of their own.

Create a VoiceThread

You will be able to enter an assignment description from here, and create the assignment.

Set parameters

Option 2 - Submit a Comment

Selecting this option will require students to comment on a VoiceThread you have created. Private comments will not count toward the total number of comments for assignments.

Select type of assignment

After selecting this option you will be prompted to select a VoiceThread from your existing VoiceThreads [1], or you will be able to create a new VoiceThread [2] and select the comment requirements.

Select Type of Assignment

Once you select the VoiceThread, you will be able to set assignment parameters. This includes entering a description, how many comments are required for the assignment, and if you would like the assignment comments to be moderated.

Create Assignment

Choose Create Assignment, and the VoiceThread will then be linked the the assignment in Canvas.

Option 3 - Watch a VoiceThread

Require students to watch an entire VoiceThread from start to finish.

Watch a VoiceThread

After selecting this option you will be prompted to select a VoiceThread from your existing VoiceThreads [1], or you will be able to create a new VoiceThread [2] and select the assignment requirements.

Select VoiceTHread

Once you select the VoiceThread, you will be able to set assignment parameters. This includes entering a description and allowing students to resubmit the assignment.

Create Assignment

Choose Create Assignment, and the VoiceThread will then be linked the the assignment in Canvas.

For more options to integrate VoiceThread into Canvas, visit our help guide found here.

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

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