VoiceThread is an asynchronous, interactive collaboration and sharing tool used within Blackboard.

With VoiceThread, users can add images, documents, and videos. Commentators can add remarks by means of microphone, webcam, keyboard, or telephone. This allows for group discussion, analysis, or presentation around shared media.

VoiceThread Workshops

Upcoming VoiceThread Workshops
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VoiceThread Tutorials

Using VoiceThread in BlackboardIn this hour-long recorded VT webinar, learn how to create a VT in your Blackboard course as a lesson or an assessment with several excellent use case scenarios and practical tips for ensuring your VTs are a success.

VoiceThread Overview
What is VoiceThread? (YouTube)
Adding VoiceThread to your course
Adding a VoiceThread Assignment to your BBL Course (YouTube)
Setting Up your VoiceThread Link
Waiting for students to submit work
Grading student work

New VoiceThread Assignment Features – Opt In

VoiceThread has introduced redesigned assignments with many new features and streamlined workflows. Opting-in to the new assignments features is not required at this time and can be done on a course-by-course basis. Test out the new features during the transitional period, October 2020 – June 2021.

Opting in to the New VoiceThread Assignment Options (go to For Instructors)
How to Use New VoiceThread Assignments

VoiceThread Help

Troubleshooting Tips
Assignment Submission Guide for Students