1. You can ensure that students watch and comment on 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 Comment 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 COMMENT: Students are required to make a comment on a 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. 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 the Participant requirements.
Next to Number of comments required, type in the minimum amount of comments a student must add to the VoiceThread.

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17. Next to Number of slides required, type in the number of slides to be commented on.  For example, 6 comments over 4 slides.

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18. Scroll down.

In the section regarding comment types, uncheck the types you don't want.  

I am going to uncheck everything except Webcam to ensure they must to a video comment.

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19. Continue to scroll and select the settings you want to use.

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20. When finished, click Continue.

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21. Click in Assignment Name to title your Assignment.

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22. Because this is considered an Assignment, you can add StartDue, 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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23. Select the Date.

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24. Next, select the time.

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25. 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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26. Click Due Date and select a Date.

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27. Select a time.

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28. 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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29. Lastly, select how you wish to assess their comments.
Percentage: based off of 100% and you type in the grade as a percent.
Complete/Incomplete:  They get a "1" if they complete it and a "0" of they do not.
Points: you define the points to grade out of.

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30. Click Points.

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31. Type in the possible points.

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32. Click Publish.

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33. Click on the VoiceThread you added.

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34. This is the Instructor's View.

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

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35. Click Edit assignment

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36. When finished editing, click Publish.

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37. Click Assignment content to view VoiceThread.

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38. 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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39. Click Send Message.

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

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