VoiceThread is an online program through which you can leave comments (text, audio or webcam) around a slideshow of media. Your CU instructor may ask you to comment on a VoiceThread or to create your own VoiceThread.
*Note: All students at the University of Colorado Boulder are eligible for Basic VoiceThread accounts. This account allows you to create up to 50 VoiceThreads and gives you 1 GB of storage.
Think of a VoiceThread as a digital slideshow including photos, video, and/or documents along with any comments (text, audio or video) your instructor has included. You can, in turn, leave your own comments and doodles on the VoiceThread and view comments made by other students in your course.
CU-Boulder students can access VoiceThread in one or two ways, depending on what your instructor has set up.
Go to http://colorado.voicethread.com
Log in with your CU credentials (CU Login Name and IdentiKey password)
Through the VoiceThread Course View in Desire2Learn:
If your instructor is using the VoiceThread Course View, you can access VoiceThread through Desire2Learn. Go to your Desire2Learn course, and you will find the connection to VoiceThread in Content > VoiceThread Course View or in the gold navigation bar.You will need to click this at least once at the start of the semester to establish a link between your VoiceThread account and your course. Then you can continue to access VoiceThread via the same link, or login directly at http://colorado.voicethread.com.
Most of you will access VoiceThread from a link within Desire2Learn. When you click on the link, the VoiceThread will either a) open directly within Desire2Learn or, b) open in a new window from https://colorado.voicethread.com.
If you are prompted to log in to VoiceThread, enter your CU Login Name and your IdentiKey Password. If you are prompted to confirm your Digital ID Card, do so. You may have to click the original link again after signing in if the VoiceThread does not automatically appear.
If your Instructor is using the VoiceThread Course View from within D2L, be sure to click that link at least once at the beginning of the semester to avoid problems in sharing.
If your instructor has not shared a direct link to a VoiceThread, go to https://colorado.voicethread.com and log in with your CU Login Name and your IdentiKey Password. If you are prompted to confirm your Digital ID Card, do so.
When you enter VoiceThread, you will be taken to your VT Home page. From the VT Home page, click on the pull-out tab on the left to see the groups you belong to. You should see the name of your course in this list. Click on the course name to see the work shared by your instructor and classmates.
Note: If you do NOT see the name of your course, your instructor may have enabled the VoiceThread Course View but your connection was never established. To establish the connection, go to your Course’s D2L page > Content and then click on the link to the VoiceThread Course View.
If you do NOT see the VoiceThread your instructor intended to share, contact your instructor. It is possible they neglected to share it with your class.
Go to https://colorado.voicethread.com and log in with your CU Login Name and your IdentiKey Password. If you are prompted to confirm your Digital ID Card, do so.
If you do not see your Course name under University of Colorado Boulder, your instructor may have enabled the VoiceThread Course View but your connection was never established. To establish the connection, go to your Course’s D2L page > Content and then click on the link to the VoiceThread Course View.
If your instructor is not using the VoiceThread Course View, get the link to share your VoiceThread by clicking menu > Share > Get a Link and then email the link to your instructor or your classmates.
For additional information about VoiceThread, visit the VoiceThread Support Site and choose Web Application.