Note: this information is intended as a reference for faculty who are currently using VoiceThread. If you are thinking about starting to use VoiceThread in your courses, it is strongly recommended that you contact CDLI (firstname.lastname@example.org | 206.296.5456) to schedule a consultation to learn about VoiceThread alternatives. VoiceThread at SeattleU will be removed from Canvas December 17th, 2018 and discontinued on June 30, 2019. Arc is a great alternative to VoiceThread.
VoiceThread is an asynchronous multimedia discussion tool that allows faculty and students to upload, share and discuss documents, presentations, images, audio files and videos. Over 50 different types of media can be used in a VoiceThread. Faculty and students can comment on a VoiceThread using a microphone, webcam, text, audio-file upload and even a phone call.
Note: Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox are the preferred internet browsers for VoiceThread.
- Additional How-to Guides explain advanced functionality including: allowing commenters to add slides, searching for comments on your VoiceThread, quickly finding new comments on your VoiceThread, importing media from other VoiceThreads, etc.
Tip: need your students to create their own VoiceThread presentations? Please see the VoiceThread section of the student help guides for instructions.
VoiceThread provides assistance to SU faculty, staff and students who are encountering technical problems. Phone and email support is provided 6AM - 3PM (PST) Monday - Friday.