VoiceThread for Blackboard



As of Fall 2014 VoiceThread has a new and updated grade center integration and smoother updated user interface. 

Ways to use VoiceThread

  • Students Introduce Yourself
  • Discussion Boards using Graphics/Photos/Maps
  • Combined Course/Topic Discussions
  • Service Learning Projects
  • Lecture Presentations

Tools & Tutorials


Using VoiceThread in UAA Blackboard

Add a VoiceThread LINK to your Blackboard Course

To begin navigate to the Blackboard content area you would like to build your VoiceThread within:

  • Select > Build Content  
  • Select > VoiceThread UAA

Follow these "Create a VoiceThread" Options:

  1. Name the Assignment & Enter Instructions
  2. Attach Documents (if needed)
  3. Enable Grading - YES
    1. Add points possible
    2. Make Visible to Students
    3. Enter Due Date
  4. Options (Select your choices)
    1. Permit Users to View Content
    2. Track # Views
    3. Select Date and Time Restrictions
  5. Submit

Create and Share a VoiceThread with your Course

Once you have created the VoiceThread link, select that new link and enter the VoiceThread interface. 

From within the VoiceThread User interface follow these instructions:

  1. Select > Course View
  2. Select > All My VoiceThreads
  3. Select > Create (Follow Create a VoiceThread Guide here)
    1. Make sure to set "Playback Options & Publishing Options here
  4. Once your VoiceThread is created and saved navigate back to the Course View
  5. Hover over the VoiceThread you are intending to share
  6. "Share with Course" will appear in upper left of icon
  7. Click ONE time "Shared" will appear in yellow
  8. Navigate back to Course, the new VoiceThread will appear.




Need additional help or training?

Workshops and individual consultation are available at Academic Innovations & eLearning