Sharing a VoiceThread in your myLesley Course

Modified on Mon, 24 May 2021 at 11:37 AM

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Sharing via the Share Link


The Share Link is a direct link to your VoiceThread, allowing those you have shared with to directly access your VoiceThread. You may send this link via email or post it in your course. To obtain a share link, go to the Sharing Area and click on the Basic tab. Click the Copy Link button to copy the link to your clipboard.

Once you have copied the link, go to myLesley and navigate to where you wish to share your VoiceThread (ex an Announcement, Discussion Board, blog, journal, etc.). 

As a best practice, when creating a link you should ensure that your link conveys clear and accurate information about the destination. For example, instead of linking to the text Click here, include the full title of the destination page, such as Student A's VoiceThread.

To create a link, click on the Insert/Edit Link button in the content editor. 

click insert/edit link button in content editor

You will be prompted to enter the URL (you may copy and paste the link), the text to display (the words or phrase you want to use as your link), and select to open your link in a new window.

enter your URL, the text to display as the clickable hyperlink, and set the link to open in a new window

Click Save to save your changes. Your link will be added to your myLesley course.


Please note that students are currently unable to embed content in myLesley. This is a known issue with Blackboard. In the meantime, students will need to share a link to their content (ex VoiceThread).

Embedding a VoiceThread within your course will allow others to interact with your VoiceThread directly on the page. You may embed VoiceThread content anywhere that you are able to use HTML code. 

To obtain an embed code, go to the Sharing Area and click on the Basic tab. Then click on the Embed button. 

Click the Copy Embed Code button to copy the code to your clipboard. 

To embed your VoiceThread into myLesley, navigate to your myLesley course and locate the area in which you wish to embed. Locate the HTML <> button in the content/text editor.

screenshot of text editor with HTML button highlighted


This will open the Source Code View. Paste your code into the code view window and click Save.

paste your html code, such as an iframe

This will bring you back to the content editor. Your embedded content will be visible. Click Submit to save your changes.


Due to security restrictions in Chrome, microphone and webcam permissions may not function correctly with embedded media. Instead, you will be prompted to open the item in a new tab in order to record audio/video (ex VoiceThread comments).

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