VoiceThread Resource Guide

A Guide to Creating, Building, and Sharing a VoiceThread

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Getting Started with VoiceThread

A VoiceThread is a collaborative, interactive, multimedia slide show that holds images, documents, and videos. It allows people to navigate through the pages and leave comments in many different ways: using voice (with a microphone or telephone), text, or video (via a webcam).  VoiceThread has two distinct advantages for classes that are communicating and collaborating across counties, countries or continents:

  1. VoiceThread is Asynchronous: That means that users can work on and enjoy VoiceThread presentations at any timeā€”even if their classmates are sleeping across the country. VoiceThread will allow you to play back recorded comments in the order they were left by other, allowing you to watch the entire conversation unfold, in a short amount of time, even if the comments were recorded hours apart.
  2. VoiceThread is Engaging: Sometimes working with partners or writing responses on a traditional discussion board can be a little dry.  After all, email and discussion boards are nothing more than written text. VoiceThread gives users visual stimulus to talk about and has the distinct advantage of being able to actually hear one another speak. This makes digital communication through VoiceThread much more personal.

Resources for Faculty

Resources for Students

Additional Resources

Visit https://voicethread.com/howto/ for additional support and tutorials.