VoiceThread is an interactive collaboration tool available in Blackboard that can be used to encourage student discussion and build community in asynchronous learning settings.
Online discussion boards are usually text-based and can sometimes limit the types of conversations in online learning environments, whereas VoiceThread allows instructors to create multimedia content and generate a conversation around it using text, audio, and video. The conversations are not live; they take place whenever and wherever it's convenient for students to participate.
Available to: Faculty | Students | Trainees | Staff
Managed by: Education Technology
Authentication: Single Sign-On (SSO) or accessed through Blackboard
VoiceThread is also available via the phone app (iOS | Android) using the same credentials.