January 19, 2016 Leave a Comment
Are you looking for new ways to engage students? SUNY Geneseo is piloting a trial of VoiceThread and needs your feedback.
VoiceThread is an interactive collaborative learning tool that can be used to enhance student engagement outside of the classroom or in online environments. With VoiceThread, instructors and/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 upload. At SUNY Geneseo, VoiceThread is an external tool that integrates into myCourses.
VoiceThread can be used in many different ways to enhance classroom learning experiences. Use it for flipping instruction, discussions outside of class, critiquing work, remediation, or practicing language skills.
A couple of examples to consider (more below):
- Enhance a Traditional Lecture
- The Use of Works of Art in a 2nd Semester German Course by Dagmar Jaeger
myCourses access: Adding VoiceThread to your course
- Navigate to your course.
- Click “Add Content”.
- Select “External Tool”.
- Give the activity a title.
- For tool provider, select “VoiceThread”.
- Check the box that says “Enable grading”.
- Save changes.
For more information on how to create your first thread visit – https://voicethread.com/howto/angel/
Geneseo VoiceThread Website:
Faculty and students are also able to create a Voicethread without using Angel, visit https://geneseo.voicethread.com and register with a geneseo.edu email account.
VoiceThread Support Team:
If you would like to learn more about VoiceThread or want assistance setting it up for your course, contact:
Brandon West: [email protected]
Michelle Costello: [email protected]
Learn more about VoiceThread’s Features:
Additional Examples of VoiceThread in the Higher Ed Classroom:
- Analysis of Tim O’Brien’s “The Things They Carried”
- Grammar Practice – Infinitive or Gerund?
- Teaching with Technology
- Using VoiceThread in an online course
- Studying Abroad in Ecuador