How do I add a VoiceThread activity in my TITANium course?

You will learn how to add a VoiceThread to your TITANium course.

VoiceThread enables students to easily communicate and interact around media (video, presentations, images, or documents). Students can post comments by audio, video, or text. It takes just a minute to see how VoiceThread works!  

Instructors have the option of creating graded assignments around VoiceThread. Students can also record their own VoiceThreads.

1. Enter your TITANium course

Below is a sample course.

Titanium course site - top of page

2. Click on the Gear icon.

Gear icon is selected.

The Gear menu reveals the following links: Edit settings, Turn editing on, Filters, Gradebook setup, Outcomes, Backup, Restore, Import, Recycle bin, Reset, and More...

3. Turn editing on.

Turn editing on link is selected.

4. Click on Add an activity or resource.

Add an activity or resource link is selected.

5. Click on External tool.

External tool choice is selected.

6. Click on Add.

Add button is selected.

7. Type an Activity name.

The Activity name is a plain text entry field. This will be the name of the link to the Activity on the course main page and in the Gradebook.

Activity Name field is selected.

Including an Action word in the name, e.g., Submit, makes the purpose of the link clear.

8. Select VoiceThread from the preconfigured tool menu.

Voice Thread is selected.

9. Click on Show more...

Show more link is selected.

10. For Launch container, select New window.

Currently, New window is the necessary choice because otherwise the redirect to the VoiceThread portal may not work.

New window is selected.

11. Select the Grade settings.

To create a gradebook column for a scored VoiceThread assignment, enter the maximum point value.


Maximum grade is set to 20.

The score entered in VoiceThread for a graded assignment created with Assignment Builder will be automatically transferred to the gradebook.

Grader report showing new grade item.

For non-scored VoiceThread activities, change the Grade Type to None using the Type menu. A grade item will still be created but it won't affect the course total.

Grade type "None" selected

12. Click on Save and return to course.

To save your settings and display the VoiceThread setup screen, click Save and return to course.

Save and display button is selected.
new link is now selected.

14. The VoiceThread module opens and is ready for you to use.

voice thread is now open.

15. Select your preferred VoiceThread option.

voicethread setup page displays

16. Click the button to select the VoiceThread type.

Course View: Displays all VoiceThreads shared/used in your course.

Individual VoiceThread: Displays a single VoiceThread (selected by instructor) for students to view. [Learn how to create a new VoiceThread (on VoiceThread website).]

Home: Displays to student all VoiceThreads they created and those shared within courses they are enrolled in.

Assignment Builder: Enables faculty to create a graded assignment. Assignment options are: (Students will...) Create a VoiceThread, Submit a Comment to a VoiceThread, or Watch a VoiceThread. Grades entered within VoiceThread tool are transferred to the TITANium gradebook

Read/view more detailed descriptions of the four VoiceThread setup options on the VoiceThread for Moodle (aka TITANium) website.

17. When using Assignment Builder, select the type of assignment.

Assignments created with Assignment Builder are linked to the TITANium gradebook. Depending on the assignment type selected, students will:

  1. Create a VoiceThread.
  2. Submit a Comment to a VoiceThread the instructor has posted.
  3. Watch a VoiceThread the instructor has posted.
Select type of assignment page

18. Follow the VoiceThread steps for the individual assignment type.

"After you've selected the type of assignment you'd like to create, you'll be walked through the steps to complete the setup process. You can include a description for your assignment, select a VoiceThread you've created for the Comment or Watch Assignment, decide whether students are allowed to resubmit their assignments or if the first submission is final,and even require a specific number of comments for the Comment Assignment."