Using Voiceboards on Blackboard


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Voiceboards is a web-based application that lets you take part in discussions using audio and video as well as text. The first slides ask you to verify that Flash is installed on your computer and that your microphone/headset is working. The rest describe how to access Voiceboards on Blackboard.

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Using Voiceboards on Blackboard

  1. 1. Getting Started (Week 4 folder)1. Go to Weekly Assignments2. Select Week 4: Internet Security3. Select 4.4 Voiceboards Assignment
  2. 2. Step 1: Check your Adobe Flash PlayerGo to:
  3. 3. • Check if Flash Player is installed. If it’s properly installed, you should see a red ball moving within the box. If you can see the moving ball, then you’re computer has Flash installed.
  4. 4. Step 2: Check your Microphone Click on “a Windows Test” link
  5. 5. Check all the audio device settingsAfter youve plugged a microphone into a microphone jack on your computer and turned it on (if the microphone hasan on button), follow these steps. 1. Open Sound by clicking the Start button , and then clicking Control Panel. In the search box, type sound, and then click Sound. 2. Click the Recording tab, click Microphone, and then click Properties. 3. Click the Levels tab and make sure the Mute button looks like this . If the button looks like this , click it to turn on sound for this connection, and then click Apply. 4. (Optional) To listen to microphone sounds through your speakers or headphones, click the Listen tab, click the Listen to this device check box, and then click OK.
  6. 6. Step 3: Make a recording using Voiceboards1. Go to Weekly Assignments2. Select Week 4: Internet Security3. Select 4.5 Voiceboards
  7. 7. Create a new message within your group 1. Click on the Droplist and select the Group that you are in 2. Click on “Add a Message” 1 2
  8. 8. Allow Flash Player for voiceboard• Click on Allow for Adobe Flash Player Settings
  9. 9. Adding a Message1. Fill out the following (REQUIRED) A. Give your message a title: B. Add a written comment:2. Choose Audio Only under Choose a Recording mode
  10. 10. Is your microphone working?1. Click on Camera/Mic Settings2. Select Mic
  11. 11. Test your MicrophoneThis is a name of recordingdevice that you are using (Itmay differ depending onwhich microphone your areusing)If you see the green bargoing up and down, itmeans that your computeris picking up a sound fromyour microphone
  12. 12. Record and Submit• Press Record to start recording• Press Stop to stop recording• Press Add More if you want to Add more recording• Press Re-record if you want to start over the recording• Once you are done Click on Add it! You can only record up to 5 minutes
  13. 13. Listen to your recording Listen to your recording and make sure that it’s submitted properly