2019 VoiceThread Roadmap

“Conversation is a catalyst for innovation” – John Seely Brown   High quality conversations and higher order thinking have a chicken-and-egg relationship, where the important fact isn’t which came first but rather that you won’t find one without the other. VoiceThread is a broadly accessible sandbox for perfecting the skills required for world class conversations and … Continued

VoiceThread Roadmap for Summer 2018

What’s New Interactive Video Commenting Now you can insert your comments into a video exactly where you want them. Comments will appear in the video’s timeline as a small blue nib, allowing you to see where others have inserted them as well. The best part is that you don’t have to learn anything new. It … Continued

Interactive Video Commenting

  What separates good interaction from transformational interaction? Authentic engagement between people – student to teacher and peer to peer, not student to computer. We’re always working to make those interpersonal interactions easier in a VoiceThread. Now you can insert your comments into a video exactly where you want them. Comments will appear in the … Continued

Setting up and managing a closed caption integration

If your school or university has a VoiceThread license with any of the following caption providers, you can integrate your existing license directly into VoiceThread. Automatic Sync Cielo24 3Play Media Amara Verbit Any administrator for your VoiceThread license can set up and manage a professional caption integration. Setting up your new integration Please start by … Continued

VoiceThread Roadmap for 2018

What’s new in 2018?   No More Flash   We’ve reached the finish line!  VoiceThread is officially Flash free, and the new HTML5 version has been released to everyone.  It’s been a long journey, and we’re very excited to have moved on to this phase. The HTML5 version of VoiceThread offers: Options to speed up or … Continued

VoiceThread Roadmap for Fall 2017

What’s New in 2017 Say Goodbye to Flash!  Our transition away from Flash has been an ongoing project over the last four years. Not unlike re-building a plane in flight, it required keeping in mind that VoiceThreaders all over the world were counting on us to keep the conversations going no matter what. It’s been … Continued

New Terms of Service and Privacy Policy

We’ve updated our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy to make our commitment to data privacy and ownership more visible and our policies clearer. * Note that if your institution has a custom SLA in place with VoiceThread, these updates do not apply to you.   What’s new? Privacy Shield: We’re excited to be certified … Continued

Seeing students’ full names

Most people in the world only see students’ Identity names when they create VoiceThreads or record comments. Educators who have a K-12 license, however, will always see their students’ full names in addition to their Identity names. This allows them to know exactly who made a comment even if the student’s Identity name is generic … Continued

Phishing or spoofed emails

Phishing is a malicious attempt to gain access to your account or to direct you to a fake website that may ask you to login or enter personal information.  Many scammers try to trick people with emails that look legitimate but lead somewhere malicious.  When in doubt, always go directly to voicethread.com without clicking on … Continued

VoiceThread Roadmap for 2017

  We’re committed to making VoiceThreading easier, more versatile, and more powerful.  We want to share with you how far we’ve come in the past 6 months and where we’re headed in the new year. New Features in 2016 Retrieving Deleted Work  When you delete a VoiceThread, it goes into your Trash.  If you need … Continued