VoiceThread is a web-based, asynchronous communication tool that can be integrated with any major LMS. With VoiceThread, you can create asynchronous (delayed) voice and video conversations around collections of media.
Each new VoiceThread account begins as a free account. Free accounts include unlimited voice commenting and the ability to create up to 5 VoiceThreads. After the free account limits are met, a user is prompted to upgrade to a premium account. There are two higher ed options: Individual and Site License.
An individual account costs $99/year.
A VoiceThread site license provides:
- integration with any major LMS
- single-sign on for students & faculty
- auto creation of student & faculty accounts
- generation of a VT group for each course
- grade directly from an LMS
Site licenses start at $2,500 and are customized based on the needs of your institution.
The VoiceThreading Experience
Each VoiceThread you create may be accessed in 3 ways:
- VoiceThread.com: the main web application, which now supports navigation with a mouse & closed captions for central video files and audio/voice comments
- VoiceThread Mobile (now available for iOS and Android)
- VoiceThread Universal: an html version of VoiceThread that is screenreader accessible
4 Types of VoiceThread Activities
Provides a simple and direct method of creating rich media content for your students to view only. To enable a "view-only" experience, grant your students "view" access only.
Share a VoiceThread with your course Group, grant them "View" and "Comment" access, and they all will have the option to make comments in voice, video, or text on all slides.
Grant your students "View," "Comment," and "Edit" access and the VoiceThread is transformed into a collaborative space. Editing a VoiceThread allows students with the ability to add their own slides, creating a collaborative, rich-media experience.
VoiceThread is a great choice for student-generated, rich-media projects. The Share options put students in control and allow them to share their with their fellow classmates or with the broader public.
Give it a try!
- Click through the slides using the arrow buttons in the lower right corner.
- When you are ready to comment, click the + icon at the bottom of the screen and select your commenting method.
- You will be prompted to sign in to your account or register for a new (free) one.