VoiceThread Roadmap for 2018

What’s new in 2018?   No More Flash   We’ve reached the finish line!  VoiceThread is officially Flash free, and the new HTML5 version has been released to everyone.  It’s been a long journey, and we’re very excited to have moved on to this phase. The HTML5 version of VoiceThread offers: Options to speed up or … Continued

Share Your VoiceThreads with Our Community

Educators around the world like to share their work and now VoiceThread has a way to let everyone know what you’ve been working on too! Our public Browse page is a great place to see VoiceThreads from different subjects for both K12 and Higher Ed courses. On the Browse page, you will see different ThreadBoxes … Continued

New Comment Controls + Pecha Kucha and Ignite

Flexibility is one of VoiceThread’s strengths as an instructional tool, but sometimes restrictions can actually bring focus to a learning experience and make it much more engaging for students. We’ve just included two new features that allow instructors to do just that. Setting the Maximum Comment Length By default, audio and video comments recorded in VoiceThread … Continued

Look Ma, No Flash!

VoiceThread’s transition away from Flash has been an ongoing project over the last four years. Not unlike re-building a plane in flight, it required keeping in mind that VoiceThreaders all over the world were counting on us to keep the conversations going no matter what. It wasn’t easy, but as of today you don’t need … Continued

Why is VoiceThread using Flash? Why not HTML5?

It’s not uncommon for us to get the question: “why haven’t you switched to HTML 5 from Flash?” The short answer is that we already are well into a transition away from Flash, and we will continue that transition as quickly as it is safe to do so. Since 2014 over 50% of the VoiceThread … Continued

New Direct, Private and Threaded Comments

We recently released 3 new commenting features for our VoiceThreaders to use! Now, instructors can reply directly to students, give private feedback or enable threaded conversations on their content. Here is a breakdown of each new commenting feature. 1. Direct reply to a comment If you are the owner or editor of a VoiceThread, you … Continued

Adding Multiple Group Admins

You can now add multiple admins to manage your VoiceThread groups! Take your groups to the next level by adding your teaching assistant, other teachers from your department, or even students as admins. Only teachers can create groups, but once you have created the group you can promote any of the members to admin status. … Continued

The Student Privacy Pledge

  ​ ​ Student privacy is everyone’s concern.  VoiceThread is proud to support the effort to safeguard student data by signing The Student Privacy Pledge. We have believed strongly in these protections ever since VoiceThread was founded almost 10 years ago.  Ed.VoiceThread, our dedicated K-12 community, was developed on those very principles. This New York Times article … Continued

Roadmap for 2015-16

With every decision and update, we’re committed to making VoiceThreading easier, more versatile, and more powerful.  We want to share with you how far we’ve come and where we’re headed in 2015-16.    School Year in Review   New VoiceThread  We redesigned VoiceThread, top to bottom.  It’s simpler, faster, and more deeply integrated.  We included … Continued

Khan Academy and VoiceThread

If you flip your class, you probably know how difficult it can be to create your own content day after day. That is one reason why we created an easy way for you to pull images and videos from other media sources directly into your VoiceThreads. Not only can you import media from your own … Continued