What is the VoiceThread tool?

VoiceThread allows you to create, present, discuss, and annotate media.

VoiceThreads are interactive slideshows that you create by uploading and linking documents, pictures, videos, and/or audio files. You and others with whom you share a VoiceThread can engage with the material and discuss it by adding text, audio, or video comments to the slides.

Note: For instructions to add this or any other tool to your site, see How do I add a tool to my site?

VoiceThread Features

Anyone can:

  • Create a VoiceThread slideshow including slides, documents, pictures, videos, and/or audio.
  • Comment on any VoiceThread shared with them, via text, audio, or video comment.
  • Control the sharing of VoiceThreads they create.

Instructors can:

  • Use the Lessons tool to link to individual VoiceThreads or collections of VoiceThread content.
  • Use the Lessons tool to create VoiceThread assignments that require students to watch, interact with, or create their own content.
  • Grade VoiceThread assignments and send grades to the Gradebook.

For a complete list of features and instructions to use VoiceThread, see the UVA Voicethread Setup & Use Google doc (opens new window).

Tip: VoiceThread assignments can only be created within Lessons. For more information, see How do I add a VoiceThread assignment to a lesson page?

To access this tool, select VoiceThread from the Tool Menu in your site.

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Get additional help.

Questions about adding VoiceThread or VoiceThread assignments to your site can be addressed to [email protected].

For help using features in VoiceThread and creating assignments, visit the VoiceThread Support site (opens new window) or VoiceThread Tutorials (opens new window).