Creating a Group Assignment for VoiceThread

mzl.luwfxucuVoiceThread is the latest collaboration tool from Blackboard and makes group discussions, meetings, and projects much easier. Working on and submitting group assignments is easy to do via VoiceThread(VT). The steps for creating/submitting a group assignment are as follows:

LEAD GROUP MEMBER – Creating your part of the project

  1. Everyone must click on a VT link in the course in order to establish their accounts first.
  2. Click on the assignment link in the course.
  3. Click “Create new VoiceThread” at the top. This will open the Create page in a new tab.
  4. Upload at least one slide.
  5. Click “Share” at the top of the page.
  6. Find your course on the left side of the sharing window, and click on “Members” inside it. This will show you the list of members.
  7. Click on your group mates’ names.
  8. Click the “Edit” button on the right so it turns green.
  9. Click “Share”.
  10. Continue adding your slides and recording your comments for your part of the group project.

 

OTHER GROUP MEMBERS – Creating your part of the project

  1. Click on the assignment link in the course.
  2. Click “Create new VoiceThread” at the top of the page.
  3. Instead of uploading on this page, click “Home” in the top-left corner. The VoiceThread that your group leader has shared with you will appear there.
  4. Hover your mouse over that shard VoiceThread.
  5. Click the “Edit” button.
  6. Add your slides and comments
  7. When you’re ready to submit, click on the Share button at the top of the page, and then click “Get a link” inside the sharing area. You’ll need to use this link in order to submit.

 

SUBMITTING THE ASSIGNMENT – Group leader

  1. Go back to the assignment in your course.
  2. If you don’t see the VoiceThread in the list on the left, click “refresh list” near the top of the list.
  3. Click on your VoiceThread. A preview will appear on the right.
  4. Click “Submit Assignment”.

 

SUBMITTING THE ASSIGNMENT – Other group members

  1. Go back to the assignment in your course.
  2. Scroll to the bottom of the list of VoiceThreads on the left, and click “Add a VoiceThread by share link”.
  3. In the text box that appears, enter the share link you obtained in step #17 above.
  4. Click “Add”. This will cause that VoiceThread to appear in your list.
  5. Click on the VoiceThread you just added. A preview will appear on the right.
  6. Click “Submit Assignment”.

 

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