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VoiceThread  is a "multimedia discussion board" tool that enables instructors and students to interact with course content and each other in a dynamic engaging new way by connecting video/audio comments and other media files to the online conversation.  VoiceThread is seamlessly integrated with Blackboard, for single click access to VoiceThread.  Instructors can grade VoiceThread assignments within Voicethread and grades are automatically inserted in Blackboards Grade Center.

Please click on the image below to listen to What's VoiceThreading?

VoiceThread YouTube image

VoiceThread - Getting Started

Technical and Computing Requirements

 What do Faculty/Students need to view VoiceThread content?


 Getting Started

Consult with the ITS EdTech team to understand pedagogical use cases, technical how-to's, and how to get tech support:

 Setting up VoiceThread within your Blackboard course
Prior to enabling VoiceThread in your course, you should meet with an Instructional Developer in ITS to ensure best results.
 Student Guide
  • Students Getting Started
    We recommend that you add this link to your Blackboard course as a resource for students to understand how to use VoiceThread.
 Support Resources

Frequently Asked Questions
A good place to start - we have compiled several FAQ for your reference.

Technical help

Self-Help Tutorials

Scheduled training sessions for VoiceThread will be posted on the UAlbany Events Calendar and aggregated on the TeachOnline events calendar