VoiceThread is a new courseware tool available to IU faculty and students. It is a Web-based digital storytelling system that enables instructors and students to upload pictures or documents, record accompanying audio or video commentary, and invite others to record commentary as well. Users can create virtual tours, post reports or presentations, comment on historically significant photographs, debate topics, and much more. VoiceThread is available through Oncourse, IU’s Leaning Management system.
An excellent overview with instructions on how to get started is available through Penn State’s Getting Started document, at http://ittraining.psu.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/7689/2013/12/VoiceThread_GS_010220141.pdf. (Note, IU users would log into Oncourse instead of the Penn State interface.)
In addition, here are a few Least You Need to Know documents that explain discreet VoiceThread tasks.Sharing a VoiceThread:
http://ittraining.iu.edu/scripts/oncourse/pdfcreator/sourcePDF/voicethread_sharing.pdf Adding a comment in VoiceThread:
http://ittraining.iu.edu/scripts/oncourse/pdfcreator/sourcePDF/voicethread_commenting.pdf Creating a Presentation in VoiceThread:
http://ittraining.iu.edu/scripts/oncourse/pdfcreator/sourcePDF/voicethread_creating_presentation.pdf Managing Identities in VoiceThread:
http://ittraining.iu.edu/scripts/oncourse/pdfcreator/sourcePDF/voicethread_managing_identity.pdf Playback and Publishing Options in VoiceThread