Sharing to Facebook or Twitter

Sharing a VoiceThread on social media is a great way to expand your conversation.  K-12 school districts have the option to disable this in the Manager Settings area, but by default anyone can share a VoiceThread on Twitter or Facebook. Navigate to the sharing area. Click on the “Basic” tab at the top of the window. … Continued


Preventing commenters from deleting their own comments

In some cases, you may not want your commenters to be able to delete their comments once they have recorded.  This is especially valuable for assessment when you don’t want others to be able to try to record a comment more than once.  To turn on this option: Go to the Edit page for the VoiceThread. Click … Continued


Adding a banner image

When you first create a Group, you’ll have the option to select a banner image as part of the process.  You can select from VoiceThread’s pre-created banners or upload one of your own. To change the banner on an existing Group, simply edit that Group, and click “change header” at the top of the page.


Skipping the comment countdown

By default, you will see a countdown every time you record an audio or video comment.  This gives you some time to prepare before you are recorded.  If you don’t need that preparation time, however, you can always skip the countdown by clicking the “Skip countdown” button in the bottom-left corner of the VoiceThread.   … Continued


What personally identifiable information is collected?

VoiceThread requires first name, last name, and email address.  If you are using a free or independent VoiceThread account, you must provide this information. K-12 students who are part of an Ed.VoiceThread license do not enter any information themselves.  Their teachers or school information system enters the information for them.  Fictitious email addresses and pseudonyms … Continued


Adding another administrator

You are automatically the administrator for any Group you create.  If you would like someone else to have the same abilities to add members, remove members, manage the content in the Group, and delete it when necessary, you can just add that other person as an administrator, as well. First, you’ll need to add that … Continued


Using the Account Verification page

If you see this page, it means that you already had a VoiceThread account under your email address before accessing through your institution’s integrated system, and VoiceThread is now trying to connect that existing account with your institutional profile.  You’ll only need to complete this step once.  To proceed through this page: Click on the “Verify … Continued


Rotating a slide

After accessing the editing page: Drag the slide you want to edit over to the “Edit” button on the left side or top of your screen. Alternatively, you can tap and hold your finger on a slide.  This opens a preview of that slide. Tap on the rotate buttons in the top-left or -right corner … Continued


Etudes

Pulling VoiceThread into your Etudes course is quick and easy. By default, you will see a VoiceThread button on the left side of your page. This is a simple portal into VoiceThread, where you can see your VT Home page. This shows you all of your courses and content in VoiceThread. If you want to … Continued


Schoology

Non-graded assignments Simply click on the VoiceThread link provided by your instructor. This will open VoiceThread and take you to the course content set up by your instructor. See submitting a VoiceThread assignment in action! Create-A-VoiceThread Assignment Commenting Assignment Watching Assignment Submitting a Create-A-VoiceThread Assignment On your computer: Log in to Schoology. Navigate to your course. … Continued