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Create a VoiceThread based on a PowerPoint presentation (using Blackboard integration)

If you create a VoiceThread that contains a PowerPoint presentation with multiple slide, students will be able to review and comment on each of the slides.

Before you begin these steps, you need to first create a VoiceThread link in Blackboard and have created your PowerPoint presentation.

1. Click on a VoiceThread link that you've created in Blackboard.

Click on a VoiceThread link that you've created in Blackboard.

2. When the VoiceThread screen appears, click Create in the lower right hand corner.

When the VoiceThread screen appears, click Create in the lower right hand corner.

3. Click Add Media.

Click Add Media.

4. Click My Computer.

Click My Computer.

5. Open your PowerPoint presentation.

5.1. Navigate to your PowerPoint file.

5.2. Click on the name of the PowerPoint file.

5.3. Click Open.

Click Open.

6. Click Add a title and description.

Click Add a title and description.

7. Add a Title (Description and Tags are optional) and click Save.

Add a Title (Description and Tags are optional) and click Save.

8. Click the Share button.

Click the Share button.

9. Click the name of the course(s) in which you'd like to share the VoiceThread.

Click the name of the course(s) in which you'd like to share the VoiceThread.

10. The share option icons can be toggled on and off by clicking on them. Green means the option is turned on, grey means the option is turned off.

10.1. A green View button means students can see the VoiceThread.

10.2. A green Comment button means students will be able to Comment on the VoiceThread.

10.3. A green Edit button means students can edit the VoiceThread.

A green Edit button means students can edit the VoiceThread.

11. To receive an email notification when students comment on the VoiceThread, click the box next to Notify by email.

To receive an email notification when students comment on the VoiceThread, click the box next to Notify by email.

12. Click Share.

Click Share.

13. When the success message appear, close the box by clicking on the X in the upper right hand corner.

When the success message appear, close the box by clicking on the X in the upper right hand corner.

14. Return to your course in Blackboard and the VoiceThread link will automatically take you to your VoiceThreads.

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