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How do I embed my VoiceThread presentation in Blackboard?

How do I embed my VoiceThread presentation in Blackboard?

A convenient way to share your VoiceThread presentation with your students is to place it directly in your Blackboard course page.*

Below is an example of what a VoiceThread presentation looks like in Blackboard.

Image - VoiceThread embedded in Blackboard

*Please note - the following limitations when posting VoiceThread presentations inside of Blackboard.

To place your VoiceThread in Blackboard, you need to make it publicly available (the steps are outlined below). This means it will be possible for people outside of NCCU to view your presentation. If that is OK with you, continue reading this FAQ for instructions. If you want to keep your content private to people you specify, you use another method to share your VoiceThread.

It is strongly advised to not allow comments on VoiceThread presentations that are embedded in Blackboard.  If you want students to have the option to comment on your VoiceThread, it is recommended to use one of the other methods to share your presentation. For more options on sharing your VoiceThread, see: What are my options for sharing my VoiceThread presentation?

To embed your VoiceThread presentation in Blackboard:


Step 1

In VoiceThread, click on "My Voice"

Image - Click on MyVoice


Step 2

Navigate to the VoiceThread presentation you want to embed. Click on the gear icon and choose "Edit."

Image - Click on menu    Image - Click on Edit


Step 3

You are now in the Create screen, which is where you also edit your VoiceThreads. At the bottom of this screen, click on "Publishing Options."

Image - Publishing options


Step 4 

Click on the box for "Allow anyone to View." To embed your VoiceThread in Blackboard, you need to allow anyone to view it. It is recommended to not allow anyone to comment. Whether or not to moderate the comments is up to you. For more information on publishing options, see What does each publishing option mean? Click "Save."

Image - Allow anyone to view checkbox


Step 5

Again at the bottom of the page, click on "Embed."

Image - Embed


Step 6

An embed dialog box will popup. Click on "Copy" to copy the HTML code that you will paste in Blackboard. It is very ugly, but don't worry — you only have to copy and paste it. Click "Close."

Image - Copy embed code


Step 7

That's it for VoiceThread. Now go to your Blackboard course page. You can place your VoiceThread presentation wherever it fits best in your course layout. In this example, we'll place it in Course Documents. You place VoiceThreads just like any other type of document — Word, PowerPoint or PDF documents.

At the top of the page, click "Edit View."

Image - Blackboard edit view


Step 8

Click on "Item" to add an item.

Image - Add an item


Step 9 

Type in a name in the "Name" box.

In the "Text" box, click on the HTML Source Code icon. This will let Blackboard know that the text you are pasting in the box is HTML code and should be interpreted like code.

Image - toggle HTML source


Step 10

Right-click inside the text box and select "Paste."

Image - Paste HTML code in text box


Step 11

Click "Submit" and you're done! Your VoiceThread will now play in Blackboard. It should look like the example below in Blackboard. Click the Play icon to test it.

Image - VoiceThread embedded in Blackboard


Tip

Tip: If your presentation is asking for an email and password to view it (see below), you need to adjust your publishing options on that presentation in VoiceThread. To do this, follow the directions above to "Allow anyone to view." After you make the edits in VoiceThread, refresh your browser in both VoiceThread and Blackboard so the change can take effect. 

Image - Sign in to VoiceThread via Blackboard

Related: I can't see the VoiceThread presentation placed in Blackboard. What should I do?


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