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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. People can use VoiceThread to set up a discussion board, record a lecture, or show images. Users 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, instructors can have students create their own VoiceThread presentations 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.
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.