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Setting Up Non-Graded Activities with Canvas and VoiceThread

VoiceThread provides a different way to engage with a presentation. It allows people to navigate slides and leave comments in 5 ways - using voice (with a mic or telephone), text, audio file, or video (via a webcam).

The steps below will create a link in your course modules that, when clicked on (by teacher and students) will sign the user in, and enroll them in a course group within VoiceThread.


Click on the "+" icon next to the module where you would like to add the VoiceThread content.

External Tool

  1. Select "External Tool" from the list of options to add then scroll down the list and 
  2. Click on "VoiceThread".
  1. Add in a name for the page if desired or you can keep the default name. You may also select the option "Load in a new tab" if desired.
  2. When you are done click "Add Item".

Configure the VoiceThread Page

Back in your modules, click on the VoiceThread item you just created.

  1. Choosing "Course View" will display all the VoiceThreads in this class/group.
  2. Choosing "Home" will show all of the VoiceThread projects available to the user.
  3. Choosing "Individual VT" will show a specific VoiceThread. This is most useful for non-graded discussions.