VoiceThread is a cloud-based learning tool used to share and discuss documents and media. VoiceThread can be used to enhance communication, collaboration, and engagement. Some examples of its uses are:

  • Virtual Discussions (for example, you can provide verbal comments to a student on a paper; the student can reply with comments or questions)
  • Narrated PowerPoints
  • Collaborative Presentations
  • Reflections
  • Digital Stories

Five commenting options are available to discuss the content: microphone, webcam, text, phone or audio-file upload. A VoiceThread can be shared with a class, a single person, or groups of people.

You can also download the VoiceThread mobile app from the Google Play or App Store. View the Mobile VoiceThreading video for information about using the app and its features.  

How to add VoiceThread to eCampus:

You must link VoiceThread to your course before it can be used.

  1. Navigate to a content page within a course.
  2. Select the Assessments tab.
  3. Select VoiceThread.
  4. Provide a Name.
  5. Select any Services or Options.
  6. Click Submit.

Create a VoiceThread:

  1. Make the appropriate selection based on how you access VoiceThread:
    1. From the Course View homepage, select Add Your Own.
    2. From the Individual VoiceThread screen, select Create New VoiceThread.
    3. From VoiceThread Home, select Create.
  2. Add media by dragging and dropping files to the page, or select Add Media.
    1. Each slide in a PowerPoint deck will have its own "page" in VoiceThread.
    2. Each page in a Word document will have its own "page" in VoiceThread.
    3. Each image will have its own "page" in VoiceThread.
  3. To add a comment, click a page, and then click Comment. Hover near the bottom of the page and click the plus symbol.
    1. Click the symbol for either text, phone, microphone, video, or upload.
    2. Provide the comment.
    3. Click the forward or back arrow to navigate to a different page to add a comment to another page.
  4. When you have completed all comments, click the X in the VoiceThread upper right corner.

Sharing a VoiceThread

  1. Click the Share icon. (If you return to VoiceThread after creating your presentation, hover over the thumbnail of your presentation and click the curved arrow in the bottom left.)
  2. You can share to an entire class or to individuals.
    • Entire Class: You can do this in two ways:
      • Click the Basic tab.
        1. Click Copy Link; click the X to exit the Share screen.
        2. Navigate back to your course content page.
        3. In your content page, click Build Content and then Item.
        4. Name the Item.
        5. Paste the link in the Text area. Then highlight the link and click the Link icon in the Text panel. A new window opens.
          1. Paste the link.
          2. Click Insert.
          3. Click Submit.


      • Click the Secure tab.
        1. Locate the course name and click it. (Each of your courses will be listed here.)
        2. In Allow Them To... click any or all of the choices View, Comment, or Edit.
        3. Click Share.
    • Individuals: 
    1. Click the Secure tab.
    2. Click the + (Plus) symbol to add a contact's email address and name.
    3. Click names within the contact box who will be shared this presentation.
    4. In Allow Them to... click any or all of the choices View, Comment, or Edit.
    5. Click Share.

Note: Click the blue Help? button on the right side to see answers to common questions.

Webinars and Support:

VoiceThread offers free webinars on a regular basis, allowing you to choose a time that's convenient for product demonstrations. The webinars typically last an hour, with extra time allotted for questions. Visit VoiceThread's website to register for an upcoming webinar.


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