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Overview:

VoiceThread (VT) is an interactive collaboration and sharing tool that enables users to add images, documents, and videos, to which other users can add voice, text, audio, and video comments.





Uses

  • Continuation of class material
  • Asynchronous student presentations
  • Interactive discussions
  • Artifact demos
  • And more...


Creating a VoiceThread Discussion

  1. Setup an account at https://voicethread.com. Confirm your email.
  2. Login to your VoiceThread account and click on the “Create” tab.



  3. Click the “Add Media” button to upload a presentation (PowerPoint, PDF). Choose “My Computer” to browse your computer and locate the file that you want to upload.



  4. Once the slides upload, customize your presentation:
    1. Add a title and description” for the discussion.



    2. Click the pencil to give each slide a title (for easy navigation).



    3. Click the “Comment” link to begin adding comments to your slides.



    4. “Share” your presentation. Once you’re ready to start the discussion, provide discussion participants with the link to your VT by copying the link and pasting it in an email or posting in your D2L course. Instructors may post the link to the content area. Students can post links in a discussion board for sharing with peers. 
      1. Be sure to select “Allow anyone to view” and “Comment” so others will be able to participate in the discussion!



Commenting on a VoiceThread Discussion 

Users can comment on any slide (or all slides) of a VoiceThread discussion. To leave a comment on a slide: follow these steps:
  1. Click on the “Leave Comment” button in the button center of the screen.


  2. Choose your comment type from the menu.



    There are four types of comments support by the free version of VoiceThread
    :
Text comments
  • Type your comment and click “Save."
Audio comments
  • Allow access to your microphone.
  • After the count down, start speaking.
  • When fisnihed, Click “Stop Recording.”
  • Review and click “Save.”

Video comments
  • Allow access to your microphone.
  • After the count down, start speaking.
  • When fisnihed, Click “Stop Recording.”
  • Review and click “Save."

Upload media
  • Locate existing media on your computer and click “Open.”