What is VoiceThread?

VoiceThread takes online discussions and presentations to the next level. Instructors can pull documents, slides, graphics, videos, and audio into a “VoiceThread” where they can then record audio or video narration. A VoiceThread can be created and linked to within a myCourses site for students to watch and add audio/video comments to. Instructors can also assign audio/video comments on a VoiceThread as a graded assignment. Students can even make VoiceThread presentations of their own that can be shared with the class and submitted to the instructor for a grade.

Want to see how VoiceThread works? Click on the triangle play button below to see the tool in action.

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.

vt_menuInstructors can create VoiceThreads in the content areas of any myCourses site by selecting “UMD VoiceThread” under the “Tools” menu.


Creating an Ungraded VoiceThread Discussion
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Creating a Graded VoiceThread Discussion
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Creating a Create-Your-Own VoiceThread Assignment
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Creating a Central VoiceThread Area

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