FoxTALE Student: VoiceThread

What is VoiceThread?

VoiceThread is a web-based system that allows you to add text, audio or video comments to a slide or video presentation.  

Table of Contents
  • Assignments
  • Submitting a Commenting Assignment
  • Submitting a Create-A-Voice Thread Assignment
  • Submitting a Watching Assignment
  • Submitting Assignments on Mobile Devices 

Assignments

VoiceThread assignments can be graded or non-graded. Simply click on the VoiceThread link provided by your instructor on the course homepage. This will open VoiceThread and take you to the course content set up by your instructor.

Submitting a Commenting Assignment

    View video to comment on a voicethread

Tips for best results

  • Open in a New Tab
  • Click the “Submit” button 

Your professor has created a VoiceThread and instructs you to comment by text, audio, or video.  The VoiceThread you see on the assignment page is interactive, so you can participate right there.

  1. Log in to Moodle.
  2. Navigate to your course.
  3. Click on the VoiceThread assignment link provided by your instructor. This will open your assignment.
  4. Review the information on the left to see general instructions and how many comments are required.
  5. For best results, click Open in a new Tab to recordOpen in a New Tab Button

Locating Professors Assigned Requirements on VoiceThread

  1. Record your comments on the VoiceThread. The VoiceThread you see on the assignment page is interactive, so you can participate right there. Click here for more about commenting on a VoiceThread.
  2. While viewing the VoiceThread, look for the small “Plus” symbol at the bottom of the screen and click to expand it to see your options.

Comment Menu

Different Comment Options

You can add annotations to audio or video comments with the pencil tools provided.  You will see a prompt to do so.

How to use VoiceThread Video Doodle to Add Comments

  1. When you click on the audio or video comment to record, Adobe Flash player will popup and ask you to allow it.  

  1. If it does not respond, you may need to open this page on a new tab with the link at  the top of the screen:
  2. Click again on audio or video to initiate your recording and follow the prompts.
  3. When you finish your comment, the system will immediately present a preview of your comment.  When you are ready, click “Save”.
  4. *Note that “Private” comments (i.e. selecting padlock icon to make a private comment on another person’s comment) will not count toward your total number of comments.
  5. Click “Submit Assignment” in the top-left corner of the page.

Submitting Comments

  1. You’re done!

    Threading

Submitting a Create-A-VoiceThread Assignment

    View the video

Tips for best results

  1. Log in to FoxTALE
  2. Navigate to your course.
  3. Click on the VoiceThread assignment link provided by your instructor.

    If you have already created the VoiceThread you wish to submit see step 4, if not, skip to step 5.

  4. Select the VoiceThread from the list on the left, and then click “Submit Assignment” on the right.  Be sure to check the box to “share with class” if you want your classmates to see your submission.  Now go to Step 12.

Submit Assingment Button

If you haven’t yet created the VoiceThread you want to submit…….

  1. Click on the “Create new VoiceThread” button at the top of the page.
  2. Click the link at the top ”Open in a new tab”

Open in a New Tab Button

Create a New VoiceThread Button

  1. Click “Add Media” and add your video or all of your slides to your VoiceThread. When adding slides, we recommend that you save your slide presentation as a PDF to upload all slides in one transaction, or save each slide as an image and upload the images individually.  Click here for more about creating a VoiceThread.
    1. If you are uploading files, see more info here
  2. Click “Comment” at the top of the page.
  3. Record your comments.  Click here for more about commenting on a VoiceThread. Close the VoiceThread when you are done.
  4. Click “Submit Assignment” at the top of the page, then confirm by clicking “Submit Assignment” again on the pop-up.

Note: If you want to share your submission with your whole class, check the box, “Share with class” before submitting.  If you do not check this box, your submission will only be shared with your instructor

  1. Sharing your VoiceThread with the Class
  2. Watch for the confirmation that your assignment has been submitted. Assignment Submitted Confirmation Page

NOTE: It is very important that you click “Submit Assignment” in order for your instructor to grade your work.  If you forget to do this, you can always come back to the assignment page and submit later.  You will not need to redo your work.

To see VoiceThreads shared by your peers, look for a companion VoiceThread assignment that shares the Course View of all VoiceThreads shared in the course.

Submitting a Watching Assignment

    View video to Watch a Voicethread

  1. Log in to Moodle.
  2. Navigate to your course.
  3. Click on the VoiceThread assignment link provided by your instructor.  This will open your assignment.
  4. Watch the VoiceThread on the right side of the page.  If there are comments,make sure to watch every single comment from start to finish.
  5. Click “Submit Assignment” in the top-left corner of the page.

Submit an Assignment Button

You’ll see a confirmation message.

Assingment Submitted Confirmation Page

Note: It is very important that you click “Submit Assignment” in step #5 above in order for your instructor to grade your work.  If you forget to do this, you can always come back to the assignment page and submit later.  You will not need to redo your work.

If you are uploading files, see more info here

Submitting Assignments on Mobile Devices

  1. Open FoxTALE in the browser on your mobile device.
  2. Tap on the VoiceThread assignment.
  3. Tap on the button to launch the VoiceThread app.
  4. Complete your assignment.
  5. Return to FoxTALE in the browser.
  6. Tap on the VoiceThread assignment again.
  7. IMPORTANT: Use the interface within FoxTALE to submit your assignment according to the instructions above instead of launching the VT app.

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