Blackboard will be retiring its Voice Authoring tools by August 2016. VoiceThread is the tool Blackboard offers clients as an asynchronous audio communication tool now. Voice Authoring will no longer be sold. For details about Voice Authoring’s end of life, please visit Behind the Blackboard.
You can also learn more from Blackboard here.
VoiceThread is not a direct replacement for all of the Voice Authoring features; it provides a whole new feature set that allows Blackboard users to take their conversations and interactions even further. We have some resources to help you make the transition smoothly.