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VoiceThread Overview

VoiceThread is an interactive, collaborative, web-based tool that that allows you to communicate through images, audio recordings, videos, and text. You can use VoiceThread to set up a discussion board, record a lecture, or show images. You can add text, audio, or video comments to a VoiceThread, so students can ask questions at a specific point in a lecture or respond to discussion prompts. In addition, you can have students create their own VoiceThread presentation as part of an assignment.

NOTE: VoiceThread recently updated their software to use HTML5 instead of Flash. For this reason, Safari and Microsoft Edge/Internet Explorer will not work with VoiceThread as they are not fully HTML5 compliant. Users​ will need to use either Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.

VoiceThread Guides

VoiceThread FAQs

Go back to the link to VoiceThread in the course's Content area. When you click it, you should automatically be signed back in to VoiceThread.

To access VoiceThread, you'll need to add a link to it in the Content area of your course site. See the Adding VoiceThread to D2L guide for more information.

Visit VoiceThread’s Support site to access a full library of help guides on creating, editing, and sharing VoiceThreads.