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VoiceThread is a tool for creating interactive threaded discussions integrated into Blackboard Learn. It is also a simple option for recorded student presentations. See the VoiceThread handout for more general information. View Getting Around in a VoiceThread for a description of each icon and button as well as keyboard shortcuts for using VoiceThread.

The type of assignment or activity you want to create in your courseWhat Instructors need to doWhat students need to do
Create an announcement in your course.

Create an ungraded VoiceThread link

Add media to VoiceThread

Comment on VoiceThread

Watch VoiceThread

Create a narrated presentation (lectures).

(for continuous screen capture presentations, see Echo360 PCAP)

Create an ungraded VoiceThread link

Add media to VoiceThread

Comment on VoiceThread

View all of these instructions on one page.

Watch VoiceThread
Create a discussion activity (Class Introductions)Class Introduction Discussions
Assign students to comment on a presentation (this works well for Introductions and other discussion type activities)

Create comment assignment

Grade VoiceThread comments

Watch VoiceThread

Submit Comments Assignment

Review instructor feedback

Assign student to create a narrated presentation

Create presentation assignment

Grade presentations

Add media to VoiceThread

Comment on VoiceThread

Submit VoiceThread assignment

Review instructor feedback

Give students access to course VoiceThreads (to review or comment on peer work)Create course view link

Watch VoiceThread from Course View

Comment on VoiceThread (optional)

Assign a group of students to create a narrated presentation

Create home link

Create presentation assignment

Grade presentations

Enter manual grade for all group members

Group leader:

Add media to VoiceThread

Share VoiceThread with group members

Edit VoiceThread

Comment on VoiceThread

Submit VoiceThread assignment

Review instructor feedback

Group members:

Edit shared VoiceThread

Comment on VoiceThread

Review instructor feedback

Comment Moderation

A VoiceThread can be set up so that comments are moderated. When comment moderation is enabled comments are kept hidden and are only visible to the person who created the VoiceThread.

Scenarios where comment moderation can be very useful, include public VoiceThreads, office hours or consultations or for individual assessments/critiques.

Create an ungraded VoiceThread link

Add media to VoiceThread

Enable Comment Moderation

Use Comment Moderation

 

Watch VoiceThread

Comment on VoiceThread

Allow commenters to add slides to an existing VoiceThread.

Create comment assignment

Enable commenters to add slides to an existing VoiceThread

Create comment assignment

Add slides to an existing VoiceThread


 

For additional topics, visit the VoiceThread How-to page, and select "VT in your Learning Management System".