VoiceThread

VoiceThread is a flexible web application available from within the Learning Management System (LMS) that allows you to upload, share, and discuss documents, presentations, images, audio files, and videos. VoiceThread is similar to other web discussion applications, but VoiceThread has extensive support for rich media making it an engaging and useful online discussion application.


  • Students
  • Instructors

Students

VoiceThread has a number of useful resources for helping you submit assignments. Assignments generally fall into three categories: creating a VoiceThread, commenting on a VoiceThread, and simply watching a VoiceThread.

The instructions on how to accomplish these tasks are virtually identical no matter what learning management system you are using. The only difference is navigating to the link to VoiceThread within the course in the LMS.

Details of each of the tasks below are available through one of the links below. These pages contain useful troubleshooting tips at the bottom of the page in case you experience any issues while using VoiceThread.

NON-GRADED ASSIGNMENTS

Simply click on the VoiceThread link provided by your instructor. This will open VoiceThread and take you to the course content set up by your instructor.

SUBMITTING A CREATE-A-VOICETHREAD ASSIGNMENT

  1. Within the learning management system, click on the VoiceThread assignment link provided by your instructor.
  2. If you have already created the VoiceThread to be submitted:
    1. Select it from the list on the left.
    2. Click Submit Assignment on the right.
    3. Check the box to share with class if you want the other students in your course to view the VoiceThread submission.
  3. If you have NOT created a VoiceThread to be submitted:
    1. Click the Create New VoiceThread button at the upper-left corner of the page.
    2. Click Add Media and add your content to to your VoiceThread. Click HERE for details about how to create a VoiceThread.
    3. Click Comment at the top of the page. Click HERE for details about how to add comments to a VoiceThread.
    4. Record your comments. Close the VoiceThread when finished.
    5. Click Submit Assignment.
    6. Click Submit Assignment again in the pop-up box.
    7. Check the box for share with class if you want the other students in your course to view the VoiceThread submission.

SUBMITTING A COMMENT-ON-A-VOICETHREAD ASSIGNMENT

  1. Within the learning management system, click on the VoiceThread assignment link provided by your instructor.
  2. Review the information on the left to see how many comments are required.
  3. Record your comments on the VoiceThread. The VoiceThread you see on the assignments page is interactive, so you can participate immediately.
  4. Click Submit Assignment in the upper-left corner of the page.

SUBMITTING A WATCH-A-VOICETHREAD ASSIGNMENT

  1. Within the learning management system, click on the VoiceThread assignment link provided by your instructor.
  2. Watch the VoiceThread on the right-side of the page.
  3. Click Submit Assignment in the upper-left corner of the page.

SUBMITTING VOICETHREAD ASSIGNMENTS ON MOBILE DEVICES

  1. Open Canvas on your mobile device.
  2. Tap on the VoiceThread assignment.
  3. Tap on the button to launch the VoiceThread app.
  4. Complete your assignment.
  5. Return to the Canvas.
  6. Tap on the VoiceThread assignment again.
  7. Use the interface within the Canvas to submit your assignment according to the instructions above instead of launching the VT app.

Instructors

VoiceThread has a number of useful resources for setting up and using VoiceThread in Canvas.