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Once a VoiceThread link has been added to a class, instructors can choose a display option for the link. These options depend on the purpose of the VoiceThread and the way that students will interact with it. See
Create a VoiceThread for Discussion to use an individual VoiceThread as a discussion prompt. See
Create a VoiceThread for Student Presentations for directions on setting up a course view for presentation submissions.
The video below provides an introduction to adding media and comments to a VoiceThread presentation. See the
Voicethread support page for additional videos on creating presentations.
If VoiceThread will be used for discussions, the display option to choose is Individual VT. When students select the VoiceThread link, they will see just this one VoiceThread, to which they will be able to add comments.
Note: If the VoiceThread already exists, see
Sharing a VoiceThread for information on re-populating a previously created VoiceThread.
Note: To add audio or video narration over a file, upload the file during step 4, then add an audio or video comment after sharing the VoiceThread.
If VoiceThread will be used for class presentations, the display option to choose is Course View. This will show the collection of VoiceThreads that have been shared with the course. Anything that has not yet been explicitly shared with the course will not appear. (See
Sharing a VoiceThread for more information.) Students will be able to add comments to individual presentations when selected.
Note: Detailed information on each playback setting option is available on
If a VoiceThread is created within a D2L class, it will automatically be shared with that class. For information on how to share a previously-created VoiceThread with a class, see
Sharing a VoiceThread.