Where can I learn about VoiceThread?

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VoiceThread, an interactive collaboration tool that facilitates asynchronous online discussions, is available to all UIC instructors via Blackboard, under the Tools section. Learn about how and when to use VoiceThread in this article.

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What is VoiceThread?

opening screen for VoiceThread video

You can access VoiceThread through any content area in Blackboard. Use this tool to add content that your students can engage with or to request students to create presentations that other students can asynchronously comment on by text, voice, or video. The presentation can include any form of digital media, including images, audio, video, and text.

Resources for Instructors

UIC Specific Resources

General Resources

  • Accessibility features: On Screen Reader version, VPAT and Automated Captioning on Comments
  • Video on how VoiceThread Automated Captioning works
  • Universal Design for Learning (UDL) upcoming and recorded workshops
  • Examples of VoiceThread in Higher Education
  • VoiceThread Digital Library - Database of articles about successful VoiceThread projects that offers guidance and inspiration for people undertaking new projects.
  • VoiceThread Mobile App video (2 min)
  • VoiceThread YouTube channel - If you subscribe to their channel, you will receive their latest tutorials as soon as they post them
  • VoiceThread Blog - You will find a number of guest posts from educators who use VoiceThread with their classes
  • General Voice Thread workshops - Register for upcoming sessions or view the archives on the right side of the page

Resources for Students

Research on the efficacy of VoiceThread in Teaching and Learning


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