Canvas VoiceThreadHow to add VoiceThread to your Canvas course

How to add VoiceThread to your Canvas course

VoiceThread is a web-based application that allows you to place collections of media -- like images, videos, documents, and  presentations -- at the center of an asynchronous conversation. Tufts pays for VoiceThread access for students and faculty.

To learn more about VoiceThread, see: https://sites.tufts.edu/ets/voicethread/

Open the Modules tool in Canvas

You can add VoiceThread links to the Modules section of your course.

For more information on creating modules, see: https://community.canvaslms.com/videos/1114-modules-creation-and-management-instructors

Click the "+" button for the module where you want to add a VoiceThread link

Select "External Tool" from the "Add Item" drop-down

Scroll down and click on "VoiceThread"

About VoiceThread link titles:

We typically recommend adding two VoiceThread links to your course, naming them as follows:

  • VoiceThread Course Home
  • My VoiceThreads

You'll see why this is helpful in the next step.

Use this chart to figure out which option to select:

  • If you want the link to point to all of the VoiceThreads shared with the course (available to you and the students)...
    • Select Course View and rename the link as "VoiceThread Course View"
  • If you want the link to point to the student's personal collection of VoiceThreads...
    • Select VT Home and rename the link as "My VoiceThreads"
  • If you want the link to point to a specific VoiceThread...
    • Select Individual VT and rename the link for the VoiceThread video you're linking to