Voice Tools Student: Voice Board Moodle ISU


Voice Boards are forums that allow you to make an audio recording of your message. You need a microphone installed on your computer to use this tool.

This guide will explain:

Other student guides for Voice Tools:

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.

Listening to a Voice Discussion Board

  1. Log into Moodle
  2. Locate and enter your Moodle course
  3. Locate the week/topic containing the discussion.
  4. Click Voice Board to open it.

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

Run App.jpg

To listen to a post:

  1. Select the post.
  2. Click Play.

play 3.jpg

Posting to a Voice Discussion Board

To reply to a post:

  1. Select the post.
  2. Click Reply.

Note: This will thread your reply under the original message.


  1. Click in the Subject box and enter a subject for your reply.
  2. Click Record to begin recording your message.

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

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


  1. Click Play to have the recording played back.
  2. Click Post when you have finished recording the message.

post 2.jpg

Note: Your post will be threaded under the original post.


Note: You can start a new thread by Clicking the New button and following the instructions above after step 5.

new post.jpg

If you have any additional questions regarding Moodle ISU, please contact the ITS Help Desk at 282-HELP (4357) or your instructor.

This work was done by Instructional Technology Resource Center at Idaho State University and is licensed under the Creative Commons Unported License. To view a copy of this license, visit Attribution Noncommercial 3.0 United States or send a letter to Creative Commons, 444 Castro Street, Suite 900, Mountain View, California, 94041, USA.