VoiceThread Overview & Basic Guides EdTech - Review and consider possibilities
Last updated on 20/11/2020
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VoiceThread is a tool for enhancing student engagement. Lecturers or students can create, share, and comment on images, PowerPoint presentations, videos, audio files, documents, and PDFs, using microphone, webcam, text, phone, and audio file uploads.
Those in multi-sensory environments always do better than those in unisensory environments. They have more recall with better resolution that lasts longer, evident even 20 years later.
John Medina, author Brain Rules
VoiceThread provides a platform for creating resources with the potential to meet Medina's finding. In addition, it provides an avenue for online interaction where students can present and defend their work before their peers and instructor.
VoiceThread is a new generation video-based discussion tool integrated directly into and accessed via the Learning Management system (Learning@Griffith). The use of VoiceThread may strengthen, enable and support Organisationally-identified current and aspirational Teaching Practices at Griffith including:
Learning & Collaboration
Virtual Collaboration/Peer to Peer Support
Student to Student activity: Posts, comments, feedback
Community collation of ‘collective wisdom’ via cumulative postings
Integration with Khan Academy & Flickr
Personalised Student Activity
Annotation by Student
Student creation of VoiceThreads
Community & Connection
Virtual WIL (Mobile Friendly), co-creation, collaboration and sense of community.
Share/Showcase Student video
Commenting (multiple formats)
2-way Annotation in-context
Intro/orientation videos with discussion enabled
Integration with LMS ‘Assignments’ tool and Mark Centre
Feedback on provided assessments
Oral Exam performance
Formative feedback tool
Feedback on collaborative work
Sustainability & Storage
200 VoiceThreads per Student allocated
Videos can be up to 60 minutes long
ACCESS VIA YOUR VOICETHREAD LINKS IN L@G ONLY
Students and Instructors should all access VoiceThread via the created links or tools from within Learning@Griffith. Going out to VoiceThread.com may cause authentication conflict.
USING VOICETHREAD FOR ASSESSMENT PURPOSES?
New Voicethread Assignments enhancements were released 23rd Nov, 2020. To see these enhancements visit the VoiceThread 'New Assignments' guide.
VT does not integrate with Academic Integrity Systems or RubricsWorkaround in placeSome Academics are doing rubric work using other cloud-based applications such as Microsoft excel/word etc. and providing a link to that students rubric as part of a ‘text comment’ in VoiceThread.
VoiceThread is a communication and collaboration tool at heart, this means all activities are covered by the Social Media Guidelines, a part of the Griffith University Code of Conduct, and online etiquette is paramount.
RE-PURPOSING AND 'HANDING' OVER VOICETHREADS
Creating and using template VoiceThreads shared between instructors
Handing off a course from one instructor or instructional designer to another is quick and easy! This tutorial (See 'Advanced Workflows') walks you through creating templates for other people and using templates that someone else has created.
Equipment & Browser compatibility
- Video Cam (Your device/computer, USB Cam/Mic)
- VoiceThread is supported fully by the latest versions of Firefox and Chrome. Learn more about VoiceThread browser requirements
Basic Instructors Guide (Griffith Access only) to using VoiceThread at Griffith
- Set up
- VT Assignments
- Student Communications
- Basic Guides
- Reminding Students to submit
- To release or not...My Marks
- Re-use of a VT
- Editing your VT
- Embedding your VT
- Strategies & Educational Use-cases (ExLNT)
- VoiceThread Online Workshops (Vendor provided)
- Equipment & Browser Requirements
Intructors Guide (Vendor) for the creation of VTs, VT Assignments and marking online.
Basic Student Guide (Griffith Access only) - Using Learning at Griffith Site
Griffith Graduate Attributes
The use of VoiceThread may assist the attainment of the following Griffith Graduate Attributes:
- Effective communicators and collaborators
- Innovative, creative and entrepreneurial
If you are thinking about implementing VoiceThread within your curriculum, check out the 'related items' for Use-cases and ideas, and contact your Academic Group L&T Consultant (Design).
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VoiceThread Overview & Basic Guides. Retrieved from https://app.secure.griffith.edu.au/exlnt/entry/5186/view(2020).