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VoiceThread is a voice collaboration tool within the Brightspace learning management system (LMS). You can create, upload, and share media presentations, documents, images, audio, and video. You can do interactive video commenting, annotating, and comment moderation using a microphone, webcam, text, telephone, or audio-file upload. You can keep a VoiceThread private to use it as an individual assignment or share it with the class.

Voice Thread for Instructors.


Recorded Training Workshops

  • New VoiceThread Assignment Features Workshop
    Learn how to turn new assignments on for your courses and begin using them with your students. You can review all of the workflows, new features, and options for your VoiceThread assessments.
  • Using VoiceThread in D2L Brightspace
    Learn how to create VoiceThreads and then add them to your D2L/Brightspace course as lessons or assessments.
  • VoiceThread Basics 1: Upload, Comment, Share
    Learn how to upload media, comment and annotate on that media, and share it with others. This is a slow paced, step-by-step, hands-on workshop.
  • VoiceThread Basics 2: Groups and Secure Sharing
    Learn how to create groups and subgroups, set sharing permissions within those groups, and privately share VoiceThreads with individuals.
  • VoiceThread Basics 3: Moderating comments, private and threaded replies, and copying
    Learn how to use comment moderation to formatively assess student work, give private feedback, use threaded commenting, and copy VoiceThreads for use with multiple groups.
  • VoiceThread and Unversal Design for Learning
    Learn how VoiceThread can help educators provide multiple means of engagement, representation, action and expression for their courses. Participants will learn how to use VoiceThread’s multi-modal communication platform, closed captioning features, and VoiceThread Universal to design accessible lessons.
  • VoiceThread Advanced Skills
    Learn about more advanced VoiceThread features. We will demonstrate how to integrate Google Drive content via our Media Sources, how to change language displays, adjust playback settings and more. Portions of the workshop is hands-on.

Contact an ITS  to schedule a one-on-one training.


Account Related

  • VoiceThread is integrated with Brightspace. (Note: You will need an active Brightspace course shell to use VoiceThread.)