Loyola Support Documentation

How do I select a view on VoiceThread?

Updated Sep 30, 2021

Any addition of the VoiceThread tool in a Sakai site will prompt selection of a view, as in the view that the user will see when selecting that VoiceThread link.

Select one of the following views for that specific VoiceThread link:

  • Course View directs the user to all of the VoiceThreads shared with the course.
  • Individual VT directs the user to a single VoiceThread.
  • VT Home Page directs the user to their VoiceThread Home Page.
  • Assignment Builder directs the user to a specific VoiceThread assignment. For instructors, the VoiceThread Assignment will require setup. For students, selecting a link to a VoiceThread Assignment will allow for assignment completion.  

Selecting a view button will direct to a respective workflow to set up the view.

Select and set up Course View.

Select the button Course View.

A "Success!" message will appear to confirm the view selection.  Select Return to Course.

Reset VoiceThread tool.

To return to the VoiceThread tool and preview the selected view, select the top link VOICETHREAD.

Review Course View.

The course site code will appear at the top of the VoiceThread page and within the VoiceThread window to indicate that Course View is selected.  

Select and set up Individual VoiceThread.

To set the view to direct to an individual VoiceThread, select the button Individual VoiceThread.

Select an individual VoiceThread for the view.  

When setting up Individual VoiceThread view, there are several options from which to choose (numbering corresponds to the subsequent image):

1. Create new VoiceThread. Select the Create new VoiceThread button to set the view to a new VoiceThread (you will be prompted with the create workflow upon selection).

2. Select an existing VoiceThread. Choose a VoiceThread from your list of available VoiceThreads.

3. Add a VoiceThread by share link or id. Select this option to set the view to a VoiceThread via its VoiceThread share link or ID.

Select an existing VoiceThread.

Select an existing VoiceThread from the list.

The right side page will populate with the title of the selected VoiceThread, its author, and options, including the option to Make a new copy to share. (Making a copy of an existing VoiceThread might be useful if reusing content from a previous term and you'd like to make revisions or allow for new comments.)

Select the button Share with Class to complete the Individual VoiceThread view setup.

Select and set up VT Home Page view.

To set the view to VT Home Page, select the button VT Home Page.

A "Success!" message will appear to confirm the view selection.  Select Return to Course.

Reset VoiceThread tool.

To return to the VoiceThread tool and preview the selected view, select the top link VOICETHREAD.

Review VT Home Page View

The VoiceThread Home Page pertinent to the user will appear, indicated by the VT Home icon at the top left, the username at the top right, and their associated VoiceThreads appearing on the page.

Select Assignment Builder.  

The fourth available option for VoiceThread Setup is Assignment Builder. Select Assignment Builder to set up a VoiceThread Assignment.  See How do I create a VoiceThread Assignment? to complete setup.

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