Add VoiceThread to Sakai

VoiceThread (VT) transforms media into collaborative spaces with video, voice, and text commenting. VT links can be added to Sakai in several ways depending on your use case.

A VT link can be added in two locations:

  1. As a link in the left navigation of the Sakai site, or
  2. As a link from a Sakai Lesson page

The VT link you add can go to four possible areas:

  1. Course View (display all VTs shared with the course)
  2. Individual VT (display a single VT)
  3. Home (display all VTs and all courses a student is enrolled in)
  4. Assignment Builder (create a graded assignment requiring students to create/comment on/watch a VT)

Popular use cases:

  • Add a single VT link to the left menu of the Sakai site that links to the Course View.
  • Use multiple VT links on Lesson pages that link to individual VTs.
  • Use multiple VT links on Lesson pages that link to a VT assignment.

Add a VT link to the left menu of the Sakai site that links to the Course View

  1. Log in to Sakai at https://sakai.stlawu.edu
  2. Go to your site
  3. Click Site Info
  4. Click Manage Tools
  5. Scroll to the bottom of the list and click External Tools
  6. Check the box to add VoiceThread and click Continue
  7. Click Continue
  8. Click Finish
  9. Click the VoiceThread link in the left menu
  10. Click Course View
  11. Click Return to Course
  12. Refresh the page

Add a VT link to a Lesson page that links to a VT Assignment

1. Add a Lesson

  1. Create a new lessons page

2. Add VT to your Lesson

  1. Click Add Content +
  2. Click Add External Tool
  3. Click VoiceThread
  4. Click Save
  5. Click the VoiceThread link
  6. Click Assignment Builder
  7. Complete assignment configuration

By default, the Item Name for this Lesson item is VoiceThread. The Item Description is Transforming media into collaborative spaces with video, voice, and text commenting. You can edit (change) the Item Name and Item Description on your Lesson page once you have added the link.

Add a VT link to a Lesson page that links to an Individual VT

1. Add a Lesson

  1. Create a new lessons page

2. Add VT to your Lesson

  1. Click Add Content +
  2. Click Add External Tool
  3. Click VoiceThread
  4. Click Save
  5. Click the VoiceThread link
  6. Click Individual VT
  7. Select the VT
  8. Click Share with Class

By default, the Item Name for this Lesson item is VoiceThread. The Item Description is Transforming media into collaborative spaces with video, voice, and text commenting. You can edit (change) the Item Name and Item Description on your Lesson page once you have added the link.

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Article ID: 108431
Created
Tue 5/26/20 8:33 AM
Modified
Thu 6/18/20 2:41 PM