With VoiceThread, people can have asynchronous group conversations around images, documents, videos and presentations they upload to the site. Once a user shares a VoiceThread, others can comment on it verbally (with a microphone or telephone), with text, by uploading an audio file or by recording a video with their webcam. Additionally, others can review the comments and see who made them.
CU-Boulder offers a campus wide license of VoiceThread. To access this technology, go to https://colorado.voicethread.com.
To learn about the capabilites of VoiceThread including how to create, comment on, and share a VoiceThread, please visit one of the following guides depending on your affiliation:
CU-Boulder already has many faculty utilizing VoiceThread, in a variety of ways, throughout campus. To see examples of how VoiceThread is being used, visit the VoiceThread Digital Library.
CU-Boulder is commited to providing help information and assistance with campus services for all users, including those with accessibility concerns. VoiceThread accessibility considerations, information for content creators, alternatives/workarounds, and more can be found on the VoiceThread Accessibility page.
CU-Boulder has a campus wide license of VoiceThread. VoiceThread is a common-good service for the campus, which means there is no direct cost to an individual or department.
CU-Boulder’s VoiceThread technology is available to all CU-Boulder affiliates with an active IdentiKey.
All support for VoiceThread is provided by the vendor. When logged in to your VoiceThread account, you can use the Help and Tutorials link to access extensive online training materials. VoiceThread also provides e-mail and phone contact information on this page, should you need to contact them for individual support.
The CU-Boulder Foreign Language Technology Program (FLTP) periodically offers workshops on using VoiceThread. CU Faculty and Staff are welcome to sign up for FLTP’s VoiceThread workshops. To see the schedule, go to the FLTP website and choose “Workshop Calendar.” Click highlighted dates on the calendar to see which sessions are offered. Course details and instructions to register are available on their site.
Should you have comments or feedback about VoiceThread that will be helpful as OIT continues to evolve this service, please e-mail Aisha Jackson at Aisha.Jackson@Colorado.EDU.