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New VoiceThread assignment features

Two new assignment features are coming to VoiceThread on July 21, 2022


If your course has a number of VoiceThread assignments, you might want to ensure that students complete those assignments in order. You can already set open and close dates, but this isn't always the best option, especially for self-paced courses. Now you can ensure that a previous assignment was completed before a student can even view the next one. It's a great way to keep students on the right track even if you have multiple assignments open at once.

Just choose Select a prior assignment on the last page of the setup process and choose the assignment(s) students must complete first.
Screenshot of the Assignment Builder with a new checkbox titled "Student must complete a prior assignment before starting this one/"

Reconnecting Assignments

Have you ever built an assignment in one area of your Canvas course and then wished you could re-link it in a different place? You will now be able to re-link an assignment so you aren't stuck with that one-time setup.

When you go into the Assignment Builder, you'll have a 4th option labeled Reconnect Previous Assignment. When you select this option, you'll see a list of all assignments you've already built in your Canvas course, and you can choose the one you want to use. This will move the assignment from the old link in your course to the new location. The old link will no longer take students to this assignment.
Screenshot of the assignment builder, listing the new Reconnect Previous Assignment button at the bottom

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