Replace UA Tools -> VoiceThread Link in D2L NavBar


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Usual best practice is to choose the Course View option for the destination of the UA Tools -> VoiceThread link on the D2L NavBar as it will take anyone who clicks that link into the VT Course Folder that is associated with that course.

Here are some steps to follow to replace the UA Tools -> VoiceThread menu item:


  • Navigate to your course
  • Click the horizontal three-dot menu in the top right of the D2L screen
  • Click Edit This NavBar (if you have never edited your Navbar before, choose "Customize This Navbar".  This will ask you if you'd like to create an editable copy of the official UA Navbar, choose "Yes!  I'll work with a copy of the navbar")

  • Click the UA Tools Menu under the Links Header
  • Scroll down and click the X next to the VoiceThread option
  • Scroll to the very bottom of the menu and click Create Link
  • Name the link VoiceThread
  • Under the URL field, click Insert Quicklink
  • Scroll to the very bottom of the menu and click VoiceThread under the Third Party menu heading
  • You should see the VoiceThread config screen here. I would recommend choosing Course View (it will be just under Individual VoiceThread, you might need to scroll down a bit to see it)
  • In the Activity Name field, type VoiceThread
  • Click the yellow Publish button
  • Click the Create button in the D2L menu
  • From there, you can use the 8-dot box next to the title VoiceThread to drag the VoiceThread item up or down in the UA Tools menu if you like
  • Click Save
  • Click Save and Close at the very bottom of the D2L screen

Now the UA Tools -> VoiceThread item should be "refreshed" with a link to the course's VT Course Folder.

Last Updated:
Tuesday, September 13, 2022