1. You can ensure that students watch your VoiceThreads by adding them to Content as an Assignment.

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2. The VoiceThread Assignment types are:
Watch: users must watch the entire VoiceThread before getting credit.
Comment: users must watch and comment on the entire. VoiceThread before getting credit
Create: users must make their own VoiceThread.

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3. This tutorial will focus on adding a Watch Assignment to Content.

The first step is to open your OAKS Course and click Content.

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4. Click the appropriate Module from the left.

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5. Scroll up and click Add Existing Activities.

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6. Scroll to the bottom and click VoiceThread.

Note: this is NOT in External Learning Tools.

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7. Click Assignment Builder.

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8. Click Watch: Students must watch or listen to an entire VoiceThread.

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9. Click Continue.

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10. Locate the VoiceThread you want and click on the Title of the VoiceThread to select it.

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11. Click Continue.

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12. You will now see the slides in the VoiceThread.  You can reorder the slides by clicking on the 4-up arrow and dragging it to it's new location.

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13. You can also add additional media if you need to by clicking on Add media.

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14. When finished, click Continue.

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15. On the next screen, you can also add or delete comments on the VoiceThread slides.

When finished, click Continue.

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16. The next screen is all about the settings. 

The first section allows you to decide Playback.  I would recommend changing the Seconds to 0 to allow the VoiceThread to play more like a video.

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17. Scroll down and make any desired changes to the Permissions settings.

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18. Click Continue.

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19. Click in Assignment Name to title your Assignment.

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20. Because this is considered an Assignment, you can add Start, Due, and Close Dates.  These are all OPTIONAL.

Scroll down and click Start date.
This is the first date/time they can watch the VoiceThread in your Content.

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21. Select the Date.

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22. Next, select the time.

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23. Click Due date.

This is the date/time the assignment is Due.  Note: the assignment can still be submitted until the Close Date but will be flagged as Late.

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24. Click the Due Date

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25. Select the time as well.

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26. Click Close date.

This is the date/time the VoiceThread can no longer be viewed.  

It is not recommended that you use a Close date/time as it prevents students from viewing Content at a later date.

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27. At this point, there are no settings for grades.  For the WATCH type assignments, users are given a "1" if they watched it and a "0" if they didn't.

Click Publish.

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28. Click on the VoiceThread you added.

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29. This is the Instructor's View.

To Edit the Assignment, click on the three dots to the far right.

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30. Click Edit assignment

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31. When finished editing, click Publish.

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32. Click Assignment content to view VoiceThread.

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33. On the far right you will see who has submitted the assignments.  You can also email everyone who has not submitted.

Click Remind students

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34. Click Send Message.

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35. That's it. You're done.

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Interactive tutorial

** Best experienced in Full Screen (click the icon in the top right corner before you begin) **