What is VoiceThread?

VoiceThread is a web-based app that can be used in Canvas that allows you to place collections of media (images, videos, documents, and presentations) at the center of an asynchronous conversation. A VoiceThread assignment allows people to have create presentations and comment on media using any type of text, a microphone, a webcam, a smartphone, or an uploaded audio file.

Accessibility & Privacy

If using this tool, including the following links in your course help meet Quality Matters (QM) Standards 6.4 and 8.6, respectively:

Additional Information

At a Glance

person Availability: Students, Faculty, Staff

paid Cost: Free to PSU

smartphone Mobile App: Yes

web Canvas Integration: Yes

dvr Supported Technologies: Computer, Mobile device, Webcam, Microphone, Internet

alarm Learning Curve: 30 mins - 1 hr

Practical Applications

Pedagogical Goals:

  • Create a Classroom Community
  • Disseminate Info / Deliver Content
  • Have Asynchronous Conversations
  • Increase Student Participation
Associated Teaching Activities:
Muddiest Point Muddiest Point Ice Breaker Questions Icebreaker Questions Directed Paraphrasing Directed Paraphrasing