Voki Tip of the Week: Voki Christmas Card

Voki Tip of the Week: Voki Christmas Card

Season’s greetings everyone!

It’s that special time of the year again! It’s time to send out some nice cards to your family and friends! Why not send them a Voki Christmas Card this year?

Here’s what you can do:

  1. Go to www.Voki.com and create your Voki.
  2. Click the Publish button.
  3. Click Send to a Friend tab and enter your name and email address. Then enter the email addresses that you want to send this card to.
  4. Type in a Subject for this. (You cannot send without a subject!)
  5. Click Send.

Here’s a Christmas card from the Voki Team!

Until next time,

The Voki Team

Voki Tip of the Week: Voki on PowerPoint

Voki Tip of the Week: Voki on PowerPoint

Many teachers use PowerPoint in their lessons and want to put Voki into their presentations. There are several ways of putting Voki onto your PowerPoint presentations.

So we compiled a list (from the simplest way to the hardest way!) on how to put your Voki onto your PowerPoint presentation! Let’s all take a look!

Direct Link to Voki Character

  1. After you published your Voki, select your Voki size.
  2. Select your Voki link.
  3. Highlight and copy your Voki link.
  4. Paste the link into your PowerPoint slide.

Note: You need internet connection during your PowerPoint presentation to view your Voki. You can also view your Voki in full screen by checking out this Tip of the Week.

Voki as a Video

  1. After you published your Voki, create a Voki video. Check out this Tip of the Week on how to turn your Voki into a video file.
  2. In your PowerPoint, click on the Insert tab.
  3. Click on Movie and select Movie from File.
  4. Find and insert your Voki video file.

Note: If you are saving your PowerPoint presentation onto a flash drive, remember to also save your Voki video file in the same location! This will make sure that your Voki video will play when you open your PowerPoint on a different computer!

Using Embed Code

For PowerPoint 2010 users

  1. Click and copy your Voki embed code.
  2. Click on the Insert tab.
  3. Click on Video and select Movie from Website.
  4. Paste your embed code into the box.
  5. Click Insert.
  6. Now you have your Voki on your PowerPoint! To preview, just hit F5 on your keyboard!

For PowerPoint 2007

  1. Click and copy your Voki embed code.
  2. Open word document and paste the embed code.
  3. Find the value code with a hyperlink.
  4. Select and copy that hyperlink.
  5. Now, go into your PowerPoint and click on the Ribbon. The Ribbon opens the dropdown menu for PowerPoint.
  6. Click on PowerPoint Options and a new menu will open up.
  7. Make sure that the option for Show Developer tab in the Ribbon is checked. If not, click on it and click OK. The Developer tab will be added to your Ribbon.
  8. Click on the Developer tab.
  9. Click on the More Controls icon (the one with a hammer and a wrench) and a new menu will pop up.
  10. Scroll down to find Shockwave Flash Objects and click OK.
  11. You will see a + sign as your mouse cursor. Click and drag on a blank PowerPoint slide. This will create a big box with an X in the middle.
  12. Right-click on the box and click on Properties and a new menu will open.
  13. Find the Movie line and paste the Voki hyperlink into the blank area. Then close the Properties window.
  14. To preview, just hit F5 on your keyboard!

PowerPoint 2013

1. Click and copy your Voki embed code.

2. Open word document and paste the embed code.

3.Find the value code with a hyperlink.

4. Select and copy that hyperlink.

5. Now, go into your PowerPoint and click on File to open up the menu for PowerPoint and click on Option.

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6. Click on Quick Access Toolbar.

27. From the Choose commands from: drop-down menu, locate and click the Developer Tab.

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8. Locate and click on More Controls and click Add. It will appear on the top menu.

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9. Click on More Controls.

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10. Select Shockwave Flash Object.

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11. You will see a + sign as your mouse cursor. Click and drag on the PowerPoint slide. This will create a big box with an X in the middle.

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12. Right-click and select Property Sheet.

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13. Find the Movie line and paste the Voki hyperlink into the blank area.

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14. Find EmbedMovie and set it to True. Then close the Property window.

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15. To preview, just hit F5 on your keyboard!

Note: To play your Voki using the embed code you must be connected to the internet.

Mac Users: Inserting Voki using the embed code may not work for Mac users, if you have any suggestions, please send it to feedback@voki.com. To insert Voki into your PowerPoint, use the direct link to your Voki or insert your Voki as a video.

Which method did you use to put your Voki on your PowerPoint presentation?

Have a comment or question for Voki? We are always here to help! Just send us an email at feedback@voki.com!

Until next time,

The Voki Team

Tip of the Week: Embed Voki on Google Site

Tip of the Week: Embed Voki on Google Site

Are you looking for different ways to share your Voki? You can always embed your Voki collection to your Google Site! If you attempted to embed your Voki on your Google Site (and failed), continue reading to learn how!

Just follow these simple steps and you can show off your Voki collection to everyone!

  1. Go on www.voki.com
  2. Publish your Voki.
  3. Select your Voki size.
  4. Click to copy your Voki embed code.
  5. Paste your embed code onto Word.
  6. Find the hyperlink starting with src=”http://vhss-d.oddcast.com.
  7. Copy the hyperlink.Note: To make the Voki link work on Google Site, add “s” to http.
  8. Go to sites.google.com. If you do not have a Google site created, click the Create button.
  9. Name your site.
  10. Click Create again.
  11. Click on the Edit button. It looks like a pencil.
  12. Click Insert at the top of the page.
  13. Click on More Gadget.
  14. Click on Include Gadget. If you cannot find it, search Include Gadget.
  15. Click on Select.
  16.  Paste the Voki hyperlink into the box and click OK
  17.  Click Save.

Now your Voki is embedded on your Google Site!

If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions for Voki, shoot us an email at feedback@voki.com!

Happy embedding!

The Voki Team

Voki Tip of the Week: Storytelling – Aesop’s Fable

Voki Tip of the Week: Storytelling – Aesop’s Fable

Storytelling is a very useful activity in the classroom. It can be used to and improve your students’ creative writing skills! Here’s an activity that you can do with your students: ask your students to tell their favorite Aesop’s Fable or write their own fable!

They can even record their own voices on the Voki! It’s also a great activity for your students to practice their public speaking!

Note: Instructions for recording with a microphone can be found on Voki Tip of the Week: Give your Voki a Human Voice with a Microphone.

Check out our example below!

Until next time,
The Voki Team

Voki Tip of the Week: Voki on SMART Notebook

Voki Tip of the Week: Voki on SMART Notebook

Many of our Voki users are using SMART Notebook in their classroom. Recently, we received questions recently about using Voki on SMART Notebook. Well, it’s really easy to embed Vokis on SMART Notebook!

Just follow these steps:

  1. Download the Voki widget from SMART Exchange. They require to you to create an account. (It’s free!) If you do not have an account with SMART Exchange, be sure to create one!
  2. Once you downloaded the Voki widget, double click on the file and SMART Notebook will open.
  3. Go to www.voki.com.
  4. Create and publish your Voki.
  5. Select the size of your Voki.
  6. Copy your embed code by clicking on it. (Mac users: To copy, press Apple key + C.)
  7. Paste your embed code into the white rectangle in your Voki widget. (Mac users: To copy, press Apple key + V.) And click Go!
  8. Now you have your Voki in SMART Notebook! Just click the play button to start!

Are you having problem with Voki on SMART Notebook? Just send an email to support@voki.com and the Voki Support Team will help you out!

Until next time,

The Voki Team

Voki Tip of the Week: Shakespeare Activity

Voki Tip of the Week: Shakespeare Activity

Are you Team Montague or Team Capulet? Do you love to recite Hamlet’s “To be or not to be” speech? Do you like to play the bad guy from Othello? Or do you want to be a king like Macbeth?

No matter which Shakespeare play you enjoy reading, it would be great to recite parts of it in class! Get your students to recite a short passage from a Shakespeare play! It’s a fun way to help your student work on their memorization skills!

Check out the example below and tell us which famous Shakespeare play it’s from!

Until next time,
The Voki Team

Voki Tip of the Week: Voki Classroom Support

Voki Tip of the Week: Voki Classroom Support

Did you know that one of the many advantages of Voki Classroom is full online support? That’s right! You can directly email our Voki Support Team with any questions or feedback. This is an exclusive feature in Voki Classroom found in the Support tab when you log in.

Also available in the Voki Classroom Support tab are a variety of resources. The Voki Classroom FAQ cover some of the most commonly asked questions. In the Teacher’s Corner, you can connect with other teachers, ask questions, and make suggestions. If you are a first time user, we recommend reviewing the Getting Started Guide. The Voki Classroom User Guide provides in depth information on every feature.

Don’t fret if you’re not a Voki Classroom user! Many of these resources can be found in the Learn tab. In addition to the Teacher’s Corner and Guides, you should check out our blog, Facebook posts, and tweets for up-to-the-moment information. Click here to learn more about the Voki Classroom 15 Day FREE Trial!

Until next time,
The Voki Team

Voki Tip of the Week: Voki Icebreaker

Voki Tip of the Week: Voki Icebreaker

It’s that time of the year again. After a long and relaxing summer vacation, school finally started! It’s a new school year with new faces in the classroom. And you know how scary it first day of school is for students! Well, this is the perfect time for a Voki icebreaker on the first day of class! Ask them to introduce themselves with Voki . Your students will LOVE it!

Check out these examples and create your own Voki icebreaker today!


Best wishes for a successful school year,
The Voki Team

Voki Tip of the Week: Changing Your Voki Login Emails

Voki Tip of the Week: Changing Your Voki Login Emails

So you’re a long time Voki fan and want to have a new email address associated with your Voki account. This is the scoop on how this feature works in Vok and Voki Classroom.

For Basic Voki Users:

Basic Voki users’ emails cannot be changed, but you can easily create a new account with a different email! To copy your Voki to your new account, check our blog post on How to Copy a Voki. You can also log into your old account as much as you need.

For Voki Classroom Users:

Voki Classroom users can change their emails. Here’s what you can do:

  1. Log into your Voki Classroom account.
  2. Click on the My Account tab.
  3. Under Personal Settings, click the Edit option on the Email Address line.
  4. Type in your new email and click Save. You will receive a notification informing you that your email address has been updated.

Click here to learn more about other advanced features in Voki Classroom!

Until next time,

The Voki Team

Voki Tip of the Week: Setting up Voki Classroom for the New School Year

Voki Tip of the Week: Setting up Voki Classroom for the New School Year

For advanced Voki Classroom users, you may be looking to update your account for the upcoming school year. Check out these quick-and-easy tips to revamp your Voki Classroom account with new classes, lessons, and students.

1.    Once you are logged into Voki Classroom, go to the Students Tab. Here, you have the option to delete your students’ accounts and work individually or in mass. Click the box directly adjacent to the student’s password you wish to delete. Then click the blue word Delete at the top of the column.

If you want to delete a large number of students, check the box to the right of the word Delete at the top of the column. All of your students will then be selected. You can deselect a few if needed before clicking Delete.

2.    You have 2 options for adding students. You may enter each student one by one or upload a spreadsheet of your students. The other options is to download the template to easily set this list up. Click Import a List. You may then select the class you will to assign your students to.

3.    If you choose to delete your classes, click on the X button next to your class. When you delete your class, all of the lessons within the class will be deleted as well as your students’ assignments and Vokis.

4.    If you want to keep your students’ past work, simply rename your old lessons. Click on the lesson or class you want to rename and type in a new name. Remember to hit the Save Changes button!

5.    To add a new class, clike the Add a Class button and give it a name.

Remember to extend your Voki Classroom subscription as you prepare for another fun and fabulous school year! Go to the My Account Tab and click Extend next to the expiration date.

Good luck this Fall!

The Voki Team