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VoiceThread is an interactive, collaborative, web-based tool that that allows user to communicate through images, audio recordings, videos, and text. Through VoiceThread, users can set up a discussion board or have students create presentations to submit through VoiceThread as part of an assignment. Users can add text, audio, or video comments to a VoiceThread, so students can ask questions on their peers' presentations or respond to discussion prompts.
Note: Due to issues with accessibility, at this time VoiceThread is not recommended for lectures. See the
Panopto guides for information on a tool that can be used to record lectures.
Go back to the link to VoiceThread in the course Content. When the link is selected, it should automatically sign a user back in to VoiceThread.
To access VoiceThread, a link to it will need to be added in the Content of the course site. See the Adding VoiceThread to D2L guide for more information.
When a VoiceThread is copied into a new course, the VoiceThread link will will appear, but the VoiceThread activity will not copy over. In order to make the old VoiceThread appear, instructors will need to share the VoiceThread again within the course Content of the new class. See the guide on Sharing a VoiceThread for instructions on how to re-share an individual or course view VoiceThread activity.