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VoiceThread is a unique cloud-based platform for asynchronous, geographically dispersed multimedia discussion threads.
VoiceThread can be employed as a tool to deliver lecture material or student assignment and at the same time as an immediate platform for discussion activities. VoiceThread allows users to navigate through the slides and leave comments in several ways: using voice (with a microphone or telephone), text, or video (via a webcam). VoiceThread users can also doodle while commenting (drawing annotation overlays).

Johns Hopkins University has a university-wide VoiceThread account. JHU VoiceThread site is integrated with JHED and SIS.

JHU VoiceThread was upgraded to the latest version of VoiceThread. VoiceThread has a new interface that includes a lot of useful updates including a larger viewing area, support for HD recording, easier sharing option, and an improved ability to follow robust conversations.

Also, starting Spring 2015 term, we will be using Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) to integrate VoiceThread into our Learning Management System, Blackboard. Using LTI will allow accessing VoiceThread through Blackboard course shell by clicking on the VoiceThread Course View link. Through LTI VoiceThread will generate a VoiceThread course group. Blackboard role information (including first and last name, email address) for instructors and students will be passed to VoiceThread.

Please contact the Instructional Resource Center at Here to add a VoiceThread Course View link in your Blackboard Course Site.

Contact our multimedia specialist, if you have any technical questions about using VoiceThread.

Contact the IRC Technology Trainers Here, if you need VoiceThread training. Find more information about our trainings and register at our Workshops and Webinars Page.

Please watch the “How to work in a Group (in 51 seconds)” video tutorial about sharing your VoiceThreads with VoiceThread group (video is on the very bottom of the page). Links at the top of the same page can also answer more of your questions related to group sharing in VoiceThread.

VoiceThread User Guide: Higher Ed Professor

For an overview of creating a VoiceThread presentation, take a look at this tutorial.