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Free VoiceThread workshops available in January 2021

Add media-rich, asynchronous engagement in your courses

December 9, 2020 12:27 PM
VoiceThread is a collaborative, multimedia slide show that holds images, documents, and videos and allows people to navigate slides and leave comments in several ways – text, voice, audio file, or webcamVoiceThread is available to any instructor who would like to incorporate this engagement tool into their digital toolkit for academic continuityWith VoiceThread, faculty and students can:
  • Demonstrate procedures to help students prepare for a practical exam
  • Explain decisions when selecting subjects for a painting’s composition
  • Foster greater community in large, lecture-based classes 
  • Debate the pros and cons of a controversial issue
  • Practice foreign language skills during role-play
  • Critique a classmate’s composition

Attend these upcoming live workshops:

VoiceThread Basics 1: Upload, Comment, and Share

Participants will learn how to upload media, comment and annotate on that media, and share it with others. This will be a slow paced, step-by-step, hands-on workshop.


VoiceThread Basics 2 - Groups and Secure Sharing

Participants will learn how to create groups and subgroups, set sharing permissions within those groups, and privately share VoiceThreads with individuals.


VoiceThread Basics 3- Moderating comments, private and threaded replies, and copying

Participants will learn how to give private feedback, use threaded commenting, copy VoiceThreads for use with multiple groups, and use comment moderation to formatively assess student work.


VoiceThread and Universal Design for Learning (UDL)

Participants will learn how VoiceThread can help educators provide multiple means of engagement, representation, action and expression for their courses. We will demonstrate how to use VoiceThread’s multi-modal communication platform, closed captioning features, and VoiceThread Universal to design accessible lessons. This will be the first showcase of the new VoiceThread Universal!
Can't attend? Sign up to get a recording link or visit the VoiceThread workshop archive.


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