Getting set up for the next semester by Copying VoiceThreads into your next semester's course site

NOTE:  As of May 13, 2023 you do not need to copy your VoiceThreads each semester. Once a VoiceThread link uses deep linking, your VoiceThread links will automatically update in your course site when you copy in content from a previous semester.

NOTE: In order to save steps, follow these instructions in the previous semester's course site. In other words, if you are preparing to copy your Spring 2023 site into your Spring 2024 course site, make the below changes in your Spring 2023 site before copying.

To ensure you are using a deep link, go to a VoiceThread link in your Canvas course and Edit (See Fig. 1).

Figure 1: Editing an VoiceThread link

The URL should look something like this:

If it does not, follow these instructions to update your link to a deep link.

VT Home, Course View, Individual Link

Create the link from scratch, one last time.

VoiceThread Assignments

  1. Select the Assignment name then choose Edit Assignment Settings.
  2. Make note of the assignment title, description and point total. You will need this later.
  3. View the URL to see if it has a deep link.
  4. If it does not, select Find (See Fig. 2).

    Figure 2: Finding the external URL
  5. Select VoiceThread from the list of tools.
  6. Select Assignment Builder.
  7. Scroll down and select Reconnect Previous Assignment.
  8. Select the same assignment you are editing.
  9. Select Publish.
  10. Confirm that you now see a deep link in the URL field.
  11. Choose Select.
  12. Make sure that the assignment title, description and point total are correct.
  13. Select Save.

Modified on: Thu, Nov 9, 2023 at 10:01 AM

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