Student: Voice Tools: Presentations - Listening to and Adding Comments Moodle ISU


Voice Presentations combine vocal and text-based commentary alongside a website or any other web-based content. This provides a resource to create a vocal slide-show, web tour, or review of any curricula across disciplines--including web pages, images, and internet-based media. Only instructors can create Voice Presentations.  This guide will explain how to add a comment to a Voice Presentation created by the instructor.

This guide will cover:

Note: Many mobile devices do not run Java and therefore the Voice Tools applications will not be accessible on those devices. If you are unsure if your device will run Java you may need to check with the device manufacturer.

Guides for the other student voice tools:

Listening to a Voice Presentation

  1. Login to Moodle. For more information, see Student: Accessing Moodle ISU.
  2. In your Dashboard, Click your course.
  3. Locate the week/topic that contains the presentation.
  4. Select the Voice Presentation.

Note: A pop-up window will appear and you will be asked to run the application. If this window does not appear, you may need to disable the pop-up blocker in your browser. For instructions, see Voice Tools Student: Browser Pop-up Blockers.

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  1. Select the slide you wish to listen to in the presentation.
  2. Click Play  to play the recording.

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Adding Comments to Presentations
Students can add comments to a Presentation slide for the instructor to see. For example, a student may want to ask for clarification on a topic or term that they did not understand.

  1. Select the slide you wish to add a comment to in the presentation.
  2. Click Comment.


  1. In the Voice Recorder box, Click Record to begin recording your message.

Note: Once you have started recording, the Pause and Stop buttons will illuminate.

  1. Pause -  Clicking this button will allow you to halt recording temporarily.
  1. Clicking the Record button will allow you to continue recording.
  1. Stop - Clicking this button will end the recording session.
  1. You will not be able to add additional audio to the file once Stop has been clicked.
  2. Clicking Record will prompt you to override the existing file.
  1. Click Play to have the recording played back to you.


To add text to a comment:

  1. Click in the large text box at the bottom of the recording window.
  2. Type your comment.
  3. Click Post when you have finished adding the comment.


Note: Your comment will be threaded with your name under the slide you added it to, but only you and your instructor will see your comment.  

If you have any additional technology questions, contact the IT Service Desk at 282-HELP (4357).  For questions about your course in Moodle please contact your instructor.

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