Exporting a VoiceThread allows you save a video version offline, for archival purposes or sharing elsewhere.

The video file includes all media, public (not moderated) comments, and annotations that exist on the live version of the VoiceThread. Once you export, you must download the file within 90 days. After this period, the export will expire, and you would need to re-export the VoiceThread to obtain another copy. All exported VoiceThreads are available in .mov format.

How To Export

VoiceThreads can be exported from two locations:

From an open VoiceThread

  1. Open the VoiceThread you wish to export.
  2. Click on the menu in the top-left corner of the page.
  3. Select Export from the menu.
  4. Click on the Export button to initiate your export.

From the sharing area

  1. Access the sharing area.
  2. Click on the Exports tab.
  3. Click the Export button to initiate your export.

You will receive an email notification when your export is complete, but you can also check the export status at any time.

How to View Status and Download an Export

After you initiate an export, VoiceThread’s system will need time to process and “film” that video file. You will receive an email notification when your export is ready for download, but you can also check the status at any time by following these steps:

  1. Click on your email address in the top-right corner of the page.
  2. Select My Account from the menu.
  3. Click on the Exports tab.
  4. Look for the export you want to view and/or download.

Exports with a status of “Waiting” or “In progress” are still processing. Those that are ready to be downloaded will display a button you can click to download the completed file.

Note : You must download an export within 90 days of initiating it. If you wait longer than this, you will need to repeat the export process.

Allowing or Preventing Others to Export your VoiceThread

By default, anyone with whom you have shared your VoiceThread can export it.  If you do not want them to be able to do this, edit the Playback Options for your VoiceThread.

  1. Go to the Edit page for the VoiceThread.
  2. Click on the Options menu in the top-right corner.
  3. Select Playback Settings from the menu.
  4. Un-check the box that says “Allow others to export.”
  5. Click Update.

Share VT Video to Blackboard

Now that your VoiceThread has been exported, we recommend uploading the video file to Panopto if you wish to share with your Blackboard course.

Follow the instructions for Uploading Zoom Recordings and Other Media.

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