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Kevin Brady, Associate Professor of Educational Leadership in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction, gave a presentation titled “Seeking Improvements and Innovations in Your Online Teaching: One (Not-So-New) Faculty’s Journey with Using VoiceThread.” In this presentation Dr. Brady discussed how he has used VoiceThread, a collaborative and communication tool that is available as a Blackboard plug-in, to increase student engagement and discussion in his online class that replaces the traditional discussion board assignment that online classes tend to rely upon.


Using VoiceThread allows students to record a video, record audio, or type an response to a topic that the instructor chooses.  It can be used in a manner similar to a traditional assignment, as a conversation tool, or even as a way for students to create and get feedback on presentation materials. VoiceThread can be especially useful in foreign language course for pronunciation and identification assignments.

Because VoiceThread assignments can be customized to do so many different things, if you are interested in using VoiceThread in your courses, please email and we can help you choose the correct method for your needs!



Here are some useful Voice Thread tutorials:

VoiceThread is an interactive collaboration and sharing tool that enables users to add images, documents, and videos, and to which other users can add voice, text, audio file, or video comments.

What’s VoiceThreading?
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Participating in VoiceThreads

Creating a VoiceThread
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Collaborating with Commenters
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For more tutorials about VoiceThread, go to the VoiceThread YouTube channel.

This content was developed from a presentation by Kevin Brady which was sponsored by the The Wally Cordes Teaching and Faculty Support Center (TFSC) at the University of Arkansas.

The presentation can be downloaded and viewed as a PDF: Kevin Brady- TFSC Not-So-New Faculty Presentation

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