Online Engagement with VoiceThread

 New VoiceThread Assignments is Here!

VoiceThread is changing the workflow and introducing new features for graded assignments You have until June 30, 2021 to migrate at your own speed, and then all remaining courses will be updated automatically. Learn More


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

Ready to try creating your first VoiceThread?

read a tutorial on Creating Ungraded VoiceThread Discussions watch a tutorial on Creating Ungraded VoiceThread Discussions Creating an Ungraded Discussion

read a tutorial on Creating Graded VoiceThread Discussions watch a tutorial on Creating Graded VoiceThread Discussions Creating a Graded Discussion

read a tutorial on Creating a Share and Comment Activity watch a tutorial on Creating a Share and Comment Activity Creating a ‘Share and Comment’ Activity

read a tutorial on having Students Record and Submit Presentations for Grading watch a tutorial on having Students Record and Submit Presentations for Grading Having Students Create Presentations

read a tutorial on Grading VoiceThread Discussion Comments watch a tutorial on Grading VoiceThread Discussion Comments Grading VoiceThread Submissions

Tutorials for Students

We encourage you to copy links to these tutorials and share them with your students in myCourses.

read a tutorial on Submitting Graded VoiceThread Comments watch a tutorial on Submitting Graded VoiceThread Comments Submitting VoiceThread Comments

read a tutorial on Recording and Submitting Presentations in VoiceThread watch a tutorial on Recording and Submitting Presentations in VoiceThread Submitting a Presentation

read a tutorial on Submitting to a 'Share and Comment' VoiceThread watch a tutorial on Submitting to a 'Share and Comment' VoiceThread Submitting a ‘Share and Comment’ Activity

read a tutorial on Submitting an Audio or Video Assignment watch a tutorial on Submitting an Audio or Video Assignment Submitting an Audio or Video Assignment

read a tutorial on Enabling VoiceThread Universal Enabling VoiceThread Universal