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New VoiceThread Integration Features

Posted on: September 30th, 2014 by

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VoiceThread ~ Interact, Collaborate, Communicate!

Looking for a way to collaborate and communicate with your students online in a fun, engaging format? Check out VoiceThread which is fully integrated with Sakai, and now offers new features including the option for assignment linking to the Sakai Gradebook.

VoiceThread allows instructors to place collections of media including images, videos, documents, and presentations, at the center of a conversation – wherever and whenever you like! Faculty can use VoiceThread for collaboration and to lead conversations using any mix of text, microphone, webcam recordings, or audio files.

Think of it as a media-rich, interactive “discussion board” of sorts. Start with a PowerPoint slide, photograph, or even video, and record voiceover questions to get the conversation started. Have students create their own VoiceThreads to introduce themselves and share class presentations asynchronously.

For more information about VoiceThread, please visit our website at: http://luc.edu/itrs/teachingwithtechnology/voicethread/ and add the VoiceThread tool to your course site in Sakai to begin exploring.

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