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 course||What Instructors need to do||What students need to do|
|Create an announcement in your course.||Watch VoiceThread|
Create a narrated presentation (lectures).
(for continuous screen capture presentations, see Echo360 PCAP)
|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)|
|Assign student to create a narrated presentation|
|Give students access to course VoiceThreads (to review or comment on peer work)||Create course view link|
Comment on VoiceThread (optional)
|Assign a group of students to create a narrated presentation|
Enter manual grade for all group members
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.
|Allow commenters to add slides to an existing VoiceThread.|
For additional topics, visit the VoiceThread How-to page, and select "VT in your Learning Management System".