VoiceThread takes online interactions to the next level.
Instructors and students can pull documents, slides, graphics, video clips, or audio clips into a “VoiceThread” presentation where other people in the class can asynchronously discuss the content using audio/video comments. Here are a few ways instructors are using VoiceThread to engage their learners:
- Class Discussions where an instructor puts forward a topic/prompt and students use audio/video comments to talk to each other about it.
- Share and Comment activities where each student contributes something (a video/slide/document/other recording) to one central class-wide presentation. Students can talk about their own contribution as well as view and comment on what other students have posted.
- Students can create their own Presentations that contain slides, documents, or other content they have created. They can then add audio/video narration to each piece of content they have uploaded similar to how they would deliver an in-class presentation. Student presentations can be opened for the entire class to watch and comment on, or you can keep them private between you and the student.
Learn more about facilitating VoiceThread activities:
You can find even more VoiceThread activity ideas on their blog.
Free Online Workshops!
VoiceThread offers live hour-long online workshops for faculty who are interested in learning more about using VoiceThread in their class. You can find a list of their upcoming workshops on their workshops page. VoiceThread also maintains an archive of previously offered online workshops on their workshop archive page.
Support for VoiceThread
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Tutorials for Students
We encourage you to copy links to these tutorials and share them with your students in myCourses.