Online Engagement with VoiceThread

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 (Private Submission)

read a tutorial on Creating a Peer Review Area for VoiceThread's watch a tutorial on Creating a Peer Review Area for VoiceThread's Having Students Create Presentations (with Peer Review)

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

read a tutorial on Grading Presentations in VoiceThread watch a tutorial on Grading Presentations in VoiceThread Grading Student Presentations

read a tutorial on Copying Graded VoiceThreads in myCourses watch a tutorial on Copying Graded VoiceThreads in myCourses Copying VoiceThreads in myCourses

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 Discussion Comments

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

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

read a tutorial on Creating and Sharing a VoiceThread watch a tutorial on Creating and Sharing a VoiceThread Creating and Sharing a Presentation for Peer Review

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