Introducing VoiceThread!

Modified on: Wed, May 6, 2020 at 2:04 PM

VoiceThread is an application integrated with Canvas that allows users to create presentations, post comments, and share content.

• Upload various types of media like PowerPoint presentations, photos, and videos (See, Fig. 1)

Fig. 1, Creating a VoiceThread

• Post audio, video, or text comments (See, Fig. 2)
• Allow students to also post comments

Fig. 2, Commenting on a VoiceThread

• Can be shared with a course, group, or individual (See, Fig. Fig. 3, Sharing a VoiceThread

Common VoiceThread Uses

Mini Lectures
• Create a presentation with various types of comments further explaining topics
• Easily re-use the lecture from one semester to the next
• Simplified editing (rearrange slides, edit audio & video)
• Add short video clips
• Annotate slides as you are recording audio

 • Create various types of assignments
• Integrated directly with Canvas grade book for streamlined grading
• Assignments can include creating a VoiceThread, commenting on a VoiceThread, or watching a VoiceThread

Collaboration and Group Discussion
• Multiple people can edit and post comments on a single VoiceThread
• View content and then respond to it either verbally or with text
• Respond to other people’s comments

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You may also find some inspiration by browsing the library of VoiceThread examples located here.

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