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Creating a VoiceThread

Creating a VoiceThread presentation is a three-step process: add media, add comments, and share the presentation with the class (See Sharing a Voicethread for more information). It is also recommended that playback settings are changed within the VoiceThread depending on how others will interact with it (see the Playback Settings below.)

The video below provides an introduction to adding media and comments to a VoiceThread presentation. See the Voicethread support page for additional videos on creating presentations.

Adjust Playback Settings

  1. Select Options.
  2. From the dropdown menu, select Playback Settings
  3. Change playback settings for a VoiceThread depending on its purpose:
    • If the VoiceThread is being used for a discussion, leave the "Enable Threaded Commenting" box selected.
    • If the VoiceThread is being used as a presentation, select the "Automatically advance to the next slide after __ seconds box" and enter a number in the text box. (This is the number of seconds between when the comment ends and the presentation advances to the next slide. For fast-moving presentations, it is recommended to enter 0.)
    • If students should not be able to download the original presentation slides, de-select the "Allow others to download original media".  This option allows students to download the PowerPoint file only, not any narrations.
  4. Select Save when done.

Note: Detailed information on each playback setting option is available on VoiceThread's website.


For more information on how to share a VoiceThread with a class, see Sharing a VoiceThread.