Using the doodle tool on VoiceThread

This tutorial with show you how to use the doodle tool to doodle on a VoiceThread assignment.

Navigate to the VoiceThread  assignment

Log in to Canvas and navigate to your course. If you need help logging in to Canvas, please check out this tutorial: How do I log in to Canvas?

Click on the Assignments tab from Course Navigation menu.

Canvas course navigation with assignments highlighted

Click on the VoiceThread assignment provided by your instructor.

For the purposes of this tutorial, the VoiceThread assignment is titled "VoiceThread - Comment and Draw"

Canvas assignments page with a VoiceThread assignment selected

Leave a comment

Click on the Comment button

If the Comment button is not visible, simply hover your cursor over the VoiceThread and the Comment button will appear.

VoiceThread assignment highlighting the comment button at the bottom of the VoiceThread player.

The doodle tool is only available in audio and video comments.

VoiceThread comment options opened, highlighting audio comment and video comment
  1. Audio Comment
  2. Video Comment

Select a pencil

Click on the pencil icon[1] and select the color you would like to use

You also have the option of having your doodles fade or not fade while commeting. Click on Fade [2] to switch between options.

VoiceThread comment editor opened to the pencil icons.
  1. Pencil icon
  2. Fade

When finished, click Stop Recording

VoiceThread doodle option highlighting stop recording

View your comment and click save

If you want to delete your doodle, you must delete the whole comment, by clicking Cancel, and begin again.

VoiceThread screen shot showing doodle and highlighting the save button

Article Summary

You have successfully created a doodle on your VoiceThread! For more assistance, please visit How to Doodle on the VoiceThread website.