From e-Learning Documentation
Instructors: New to VoiceThread
VoiceThread is an interactive collaboration and sharing tool that enables users to add images, documents, and videos, and to which other users can add voice, text, audio files, or video comments. Typically, an instructor creates the initial narrative slides and students then add their comments at any point in the narration. VoiceThreads can be posted on your website or saved to an MP3 or DVD. VoiceThread can be used to simulate conversations and interviews, allow users to critique and comment on interviews and analyze a conversation for body language and other nuances such as tone of voice. In short, VoiceThread allows instructional collaboration centered on communication.
To access VoiceThread, go to https://ufl.voicethread.com and login with your gatorlink username and password.
All of the VoiceThreads to which you have access will be displayed on the "MyVoice" tab.
A "Tutorials" link on the left side of the screen takes you to several VoiceThread tutorials that provide the information you need to get started creating your own VoiceThreads.
NOTE: In order to create groups, you need to contact e-Learning Support Services and request that your access be changed from "Basic" to "Pro." Call (352) 392 4357 option 3 from 8am - 5pm Monday - Friday, OR Message Us.
You want to use VoiceThread to interact with your students, but how do you get your students into the conversation? Create a group of your class participants. Then when you create a VoiceThread, you simply drag the VoiceThread to the group and drop it. Everyone in the group has access to the VoiceThread. You may create a group of all students in your course, but you can also create smaller groups. VoiceThreads can be shared with more than one group.
Create a Group
In the upper right corner of the screen, click the arrow beside your email address. In the box that appears, click Groups and Contacts.
Then click New+
In the box that appears, type the name of the group and click Save.
You will see a message that provides instructions on how to email a link to anyone you want to be in your group. When those people follow the link, they are added to your group.
You will also receive an email with the instructions on how to email a link to your group members.