Teaching and Learning Technologies:
Tools and Services at Georgetown

VoiceThread

Start Conversations

VoiceThread is a platform for creating rich, asynchronous conversations by posting images, video clips, documents, and slide presentations.

Comment with Multimedia

Users can comment on the posted content using text, audio, video, or drawing. Each comment forms another layer added to the timeline of the VoiceThread.

Provide Peer Feedback

Students can create their own VoiceThreads as well as provide feedback on their classmates’ work.

Ideas for using VoiceThread

Introductions

VoiceThread can be used to create a virtual space for faculty and students to introduce themselves at the start of the semester using video or audio clips. In this way, VoiceThread can foster social cohesiveness in a course, particularly if classes meet infrequently or involve remote participants.

Collaborative Video Analysis

Instructors can post a video clip to VoiceThread and have students respond with text, audio, or webcam responses along the timeline and draw over specific frames to highlight interesting elements.

Video presentation with peer feedback

Students can create multimedia presentations in VoiceThread using a webcam video of themselves, recording their screen, presenting photos or slides with audio comments, or combinations of all of these. Other students can use VoiceThread’s commentary features to record their reactions to the presentations, leave feedback, or suggest changes.

Annotation of student writing

Students can upload a paper or writing sample as a VoiceThread, then the instructor or other students can comment on the work, highlighting areas for revision and providing other feedback.

For more ideas on using VoiceThread in courses, see these examples from the University of Colorado and check out the VoiceThread Blog.

Get started

Faculty can access VoiceThread by going to georgetown.voicethread.com and logging in with their NetID and password.

Support Site

For guides on getting started with VoiceThread, using VoiceThread in Blackboard, and other support, see the Georgetown VoiceThread Support site.

Training

The multimedia experts in the Gelardin New Media Center provide individual training and group workshops on using VoiceThread. For more information, see the list of upcoming Gelardin workshops or schedule a consultation with a Gelardin New Media Center Multimedia Specialist.

One-on-One or Small Group Consultation

For a consultation on using VoiceThread in your class, including best practices, please contact CNDLS at cndls@georgetown.edu.

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