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Introducing VoiceThread

posted Jan 23, 2014, 11:07 AM by Pat Idol

Wake Forest now provides all faculty, students, and staff access to VoiceThread, a web based software that allows you to converse asynchronously around a document with voice or video. Commonly used for narrated PowerPoint presentations, VoiceThread is a highly flexible, collaborative environment for video, voice, images, and common documents. VoiceThread presentations include narration using text, audio, or webcam, and the ability to allow others to view and comment.  


You might be interested in using VoiceThread to:

  • audio narrate a slide presentation for a class and invite questions;

  • present a series of images and ask for comments;

  • collect pronunciation samples and give feedback for language teaching;

  • record voice and pen annotations as you mark-up a paper you are providing feedback on; or

  • have your students use it to turn in projects or presentations for peer assessment.


Access:  

All students, faculty, and staff automatically have VoiceThread accounts. You can access VoiceThread by going to http://voicethread.wfu.edu and logging in using your Wake Forest username and password.


Wake Forest Specific Quick Help:

Find Wake Forest specific help and how-to documents on the Wake Forest VoiceThread page.


Wake Forest Training Classes:

The PDC will be featuring several workshop opportunities which focus on a variety of use cases for VoiceThread in teaching, learning, collaboration, communication, discussion, documentation, demonstration, and providing feedback. Two classes will be offered on the following dates: February 19th, and February 27th.  Register for a class via the Professional Development Center.  


VoiceThread.com:

How-tos, comprehensive guides and an email forum for questions are available from VoiceThread at https://voicethread.com/support/howto/Basics/.


If you have any questions, contact the Information Systems Service Desk at help.wfu.edu or 336-758-HELP (4357).

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