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VoiceThread can be used in many ways: recording an introduction to a course or to a project; mini-lectures; extending and documenting classroom conversations; digital student-portfolios; language practice; creating on-line lectures and tutoring modules; and virtual classroom spaces. The combination of increased interaction and time to reflect helps to create an engaged learning environment.
VoiceThread allows you to place collections of media such as videos, images, documents, and presentations at the center of a conversation. These conversations are not live; they take place whenever and wherever it's convenient for people to participate. VoiceThread allows people to have conversations and to make comments using any mix of text, a microphone, a webcam, a telephone, or uploading an audio file.
VoiceThread is an application that runs in a web browser (e.g., in Blackboard). There is no software to download, install, or update.
Why use VoiceThread?
For more examples on VoiceThread use at NYIT, please see the Weekly Teaching Note: Catch Up on Missed Classes with VoiceThread.
Note: VoiceThread is configured to be used from within Blackboard. Faculty will need to login into Blackboard and go to a specific course and create a VoiceThread. A group is automatically created for all students registered for the course and students can access all VoiceThreads shared by their instructor and other students in the course. Faculty and students can also access VoiceThread from the Web and via an iPad VoiceThread App. Note that you will need to reset your Password the first time you are accessing VoiceThread outside of Blackboard.
Getting StartedQuickStart: Faculty
VoiceThread is integrated with Blackboard so that course groups are created automatically. Initial login must be through a CourseView within the Blackboard shell. Please refer to CourseView Tutorials.
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