VoiceThread is a collaborative, multimedia slide show that holds images, documents, and videos and allows people to navigate slides and leave comments in several ways – text, voice, audio file, or webcam. VoiceThread is available to any instructor who would like to incorporate this engagement tool into their digital toolkit for academic continuity. With VoiceThread, faculty and students can:
- Demonstrate procedures to help students prepare for a practical exam
- Explain decisions when selecting subjects for a painting’s composition
- Foster greater community in large, lecture-based classes
- Debate the pros and cons of a controversial issue
- Practice foreign language skills during role-play
- Critique a classmate’s composition
VoiceThread was piloted at UMBC in 2016 by Ancient Studies lecturer, Dr. Tim Phin and it is available through Blackboard or single sign-on via VoiceThread itself.
VoiceThread Basics: Upload, Comment & Share
March 31, 2020 at 1:00pm ET - Register here
Participants will learn how to upload media, comment and annotate on that media, and share it with others. This will be a slow paced, step-by-step, hands-on workshop.
Using VoiceThread with Blackboard
April 2, 2020 at 1:00pm ET - Register here
In this hands-on workshop, you will learn how to create VoiceThreads and then add them to your Blackboard course as lessons or assessments.
About the Workshops
These workshops are completely free. The sessions are led by VoiceThread's instructional designer and online educator George Haines. George will share his expertise to help you get the most from VoiceThread. Participants are provided with a recording link after the session concludes.
View past recordings on the VoiceThread workshop archive including:
- Creating VoiceThreads
- Managing VoiceThread groups
- Moderating VoiceThread comments
- Using VoiceThread in Blackboard
*** BONUS: Instructional Technology staff will host a VoiceThread remote workshop on April 1 at noon. Learn more.
As always, if you have any questions, please consider the following options: