Adding a VoiceThread assignment to encourage student interaction with not just your content but also with each other within your course is very powerful. VoiceThread is integrated right into Clarkson's Moodle which makes it more efficient for you and for your students. You can add media such as PowerPoint, video, or document files and set them up as graded or ungraded assignments. In addition, your students will also be able to add or create their own VoiceThreads by uploading media, narrating and even allow threaded commenting from their classmates. Follow the steps below and you are ready!
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Click the link to the VoiceThread Assignment link you created in Step 2. You should see this screen:
This is where you will choose the action you want to take place in VoiceThread; decide which based on your choice of non-graded or graded activities as described below:
1. VT Home
2. Course View
3. Individual VT
4. Watch a VT
5. Submit a Comment
6. Create a VT
Post in Moodle: In a Label, Instructor posts instructions to students (feel to copy and paste into your Moodle course):
View general instructions for Using VoiceThread, especially to see how to add your picture to VT!
Step 1: Click the link below to create and/or upload your (ASSIGNMENT NAME) in Voicethread. You can create (ASSIGNMENT NAME) in VoiceThread OR you have the option of creating the (ASSIGNMENT NAME) using something other than VoiceThread, and then upload to the media to VoiceThread. Once you have completed creating your (ASSIGNMENT NAME) in VoiceThread, you are done with this step and can X out.
Step 2: Click the link to submit your (ASSIGNMENT NAME) assignment to me. You will locate the VoiceThread you created in Step 1, select, check box to Share with Class and click Submit. (Required!)
Step 3: Click the link to locate the trailers you've been assigned to comment on and complete your comments. Select COMM217 S19 to view VoiceThreads avail in our course. Tip: click the hamburger menu in top left to sort the list according to your preference.
Instructor adds 3 individual External Tools activities in Moodle:
Step 1 - Create a (ASSIGNMENT NAME) using VoiceThreadExternal tool (Add External Tool, select Voicethread, and choose Individual VT)
Step 2 - Submit (ASSIGNMENT NAME) assignment in VoiceThreadExternal tool (Add External Tool, select Voicethread and choose Assignment builder)
Step 3 - Locate and Comment on Peers' (ASSIGNMENT NAME) VoiceThreadExternal tool (Add External Tool, select Voicethread and choose Course View)
Once your assignment has been set up, you can grade the students' assignments just by clicking on the same link. You will see the submitted assignments on the right side of the page. If you click on the student's identity image, you can play all of their comments (if any) and enter a grade as a percentage of the point total for the assignment. If you have connected the assignment to the gradebook, the grades will show up there automatically.
Also you will see a list of students who have not submitted their assignment and you can send them an email reminder.
IMPORTANT: Students must watch a video at regular speed! If they try to watch in double-time, the assignment will show as Not Submitted.
|Clarkson University including the Capitol Region Campuses integrated VoiceThread with Moodle in 2016 so students do not have to create accounts or leave your Moodle course for access. If you have instructions in your course prior to 2016 they are no longer valid; please delete old instructions and replace with this link Using VoiceThread in Our Class|
VoiceThread: Four simple steps to using VoiceThread in your Moodle courses
Why Use VoiceThread? See Educause: 7 Things You Should Know About VoiceThread
For ideas and examples, visit the VoiceThread Digital Library.