Creating a VoiceThread Assignment
  1. Log into your Blackboard course site.
  2. Navigate to a Content area for your course.
  3. Click on the Build Content menu (See, Fig. 1).
  4. Select VoiceThread from the menu.


    Fig. 1, Build Content Menu

  5. Enter a name for the link that will appear in your content area.
  6. Turn on grading by clicking Yes to Enable Evaluation (See, Fig. 2)

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    Fig. 2, Enable Evaluation

  7. Click Submit.
  8. Click on the new VoiceThread link in your content area.
  9. Click on Assignment Builder (See, Fig. 3)

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    Fig. 4, Assignment Builder Setup

  10. Choose the type of Assignment you want the students to complete. You can require them to create a VoiceThread of their own to submit, to comment on a VoiceThread you've created, or simply to watch a VoiceThread start to finish (See, Fig. 5).

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    Fig. 5 , VoiceThread assignment choices
    • CREATE a VoiceThread Assignment
      • Click Create Assignment and choose whether or not you want students to be able to resubmit.
    • Submit a COMMENT Assignment
      • Select or Create the VoiceThread that you want students to comment on.
      • Click Create Assignment and choose your options.  Moderate Comments will allow instructors to see comments on the VoiceThread but will NOT allow students to see each others comments.
    • WATCH a VoiceThread Assignment
      • Select or Create the VoiceThread that you want the students to watch.
      • Click Create Assignment and choose your options. 

Grading a VoiceThread Assignment

VoiceThread assignment submissions are not accessible through the grade center.  You simply click on the VoiceThread assignment link in your content area to display the grader (See, Fig. 1). 

Click on a student’s name on the right to see that student’s submission. You can click on each comment below his or her name individually to jump directly to it. Enter a grade on a percentage scale (0-100), and hit “Enter” on your keyboard. This grade will immediately be entered into your course gradebook.

Note: If you have set the assignment to be worth less than 100 points, still grade it on a scale of 0-100, and the score will be adjusted accordingly in your gradebook. Additionally, submitted assignments do not show up in the “Needs Grading” area of the grade center.

If you have students who have not yet submitted their assignments, click on the “Remind” button to send them an email reminder.  Click “Remind all students” to send an email to everyone who has not yet submitted.

Troubleshooting tip: Can’t see student submission for grading
The student likely did not click the “Submit Assignment” button after completing his work. The student can simply go back into the assignment and click “Submit Assignment” at a later time.  They will not need to re-do their work.
commenttype.jpgFig. 1, Grading display