How to Upload a File to VoiceThread


STEP 1:

Proceed to a Blackboard Course Site and choose the  content area where the VoiceThread has been posted. For this example, we will be using “Course Documents”.

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STEP 2:

Hover your mouse over the title of the VoiceThread section your professor created and click on it to open the VoiceThread.

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STEP 3:

Depending on the type of VoiceThread that was created you will be greeted with one of the menus below. Click on “+ Add your own” or “Create” in the top navigation menu.

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STEP 4:

A pop up Window may appear. Choose the option “Create a new VoiceThread”.  Students will not see this menu and can skip this step.

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STEP 5:

Click on the “+ Add Media” in the middle of the page to choose the type of media you would like to upload. For this example, please select “My Computer”.

  • You can choose from a local file on “My Computer”.
  • Choose a “Media Source” such as Khan Academy or YouTube.
  • Take a photo with webcam using Webcam Photo.
  • Take a video with webcam using Webcam VIdeo.
  • Add a URL to linked materials.

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STEP 6:

A window will open allowing you to browse your computer to select the desired file to upload. Click “Open” when you have selected the file.
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STEP 7:

Enter the “Thread Settings”. This menu contains 3 tabs; Title/Description, Playback Options, and Cover Art. Be sure to enter the title and click “Save” in the bottom right when finished with the settings.

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STEP 8:

Be sure to click “Share and return to course” to complete posting your VoiceThread.

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STEP 9:

Congratulations! You have posted your file to the VoiceThread.


For more information on Voice Threads please see our other articles.