What is VoiceThread?

VoiceThread is an LTI that allows for full collaboration from within the online meeting of instructors and students.  Hold conversations with students and colleagues where everyone can access the conversation using electronic devices:  computers, mobile phones, iPads, etc.  Files can be uploaded and reviewed and participants can provide peer review and feedback in real-time discussions and video lectures click here https://voicethread.com/about/features/


Use VoiceThread from any computer and web browser.


Use VoiceThread on the iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch.


Integrate VoiceThread seamlessly with your LMS.


Invite participation and collaboration from anyone, anytime, anywhere.


Track and monitor your organization's use of VoiceThread.

Custom Homepage

Create your own VT portal or showcase.

Digital Library

Browse a curated library of VoiceThreads created by educators and students.


Join us in learning everything from the basics to advanced pedagogical applications of VoiceThread for all subjects and levels.


VoiceThread is committed to keeping your data secure.





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VoiceThread is a cloud application, so there is no software to install. The only system requirement is an up-to-date version of Adobe Flash. VoiceThread will work in any modern web browser and on almost any internet connection.

Upload, share and discuss documents, presentations, images, audio files and videos. Over 50 different types of media can be used in a VoiceThread.

Comment on VoiceThread slides using one of five powerful commenting options: microphone, webcam, text, phone, and audio-file upload.

Keep a VoiceThread private, share it with specific people, or open it up to the entire world. Learn more about sharing VoiceThreads.


Get it on Google Play

Download on the App Store 

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With VoiceThread Mobile, all of your content is available on your iOS or Android mobile device. Whether you’re working from the mobile app or from your web browser, experience the simplicity and flexibility you expect from VoiceThread.

Download the app and sign into your account to:

  • Capture images from your camera or upload them from your photo library.
  • Flip through slides with the flick of a finger and annotate while you narrate.
  • Share VoiceThreads as easily as sending an email.
  • Receive notifications for new comments on your VoiceThreads.
  • Access the extensive catalog of existing content on VoiceThread.com.





* VoiceThread integrates with a broad range of information systems. For alternatives to LTI and custom integration options, please follow this.


Seamlessly integrating VoiceThread into your Learning Management System (LMS) is the key to user happiness. VoiceThread works well within a broad range of systems, but the most powerful option is the standard developed by the IMS Global Learning Consortium called Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI). LTI allows VoiceThread to integrate into most major Learning Management Systems, including but not limited to Blackboard, Sakai, Canvas, Desire2Learn, BrainHoney and Moodle.

Single Sign-On
All users access VoiceThread with a single click. Through LTI, VoiceThread will know the context of the user from the LMS, and an account will be created for that person. First name, last name, email address, and role information can all be passed to VoiceThread through LTI.

Course Enrollment
Students and instructors are enrolled in their courses automatically. When a user clicks an LTI link within a course, VoiceThread will generate a group for that course and add the user to it.

Gradebook Integration
Set graded assignments in VoiceThread. Require students to create their own VoiceThreads, comment on one of yours, or simply watch a lecture and receive a grade. Assignments are graded in VoiceThread, and grades are sent back to your LMS gradebook seamlessly.

Instantaneous Integration
Setup for IT teams is quick and simple. The only technical requirement for using LTI integration is an LMS that supports LTI tools. Never have to worry about a change in LMS. As long as an LMS supports LTI, VoiceThread will migrate gracefully.

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For any questions, comments, or inquiries about Reporting and Analytics or to upgrade to a license that includes this feature:




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Reporting and Analytics provides the who, what, when, where, and how much, with customizable charts and graphs.

Get details about anything from total minutes VoiceThread has been used to the number of text comments made. Statistics can be gathered from any time interval during the year.

Generate easy-to-read charts and graphs to better evaluate VoiceThread data. Download the graphs for any report to your computer instantly.

On Demand
The Reporting and Analytics tools are available 24 hours a day. All totals, daily averages and detailed reports are up-to-date every day.




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The custom homepage provides a dedicated, customizable website for license holders to create a frontpage for their VoiceThread work.

Upload images or logos, showcase VoiceThreads, and include customized messaging on the page.

VoiceThreads showcased here can be viewed right on the page. Visitors can even sign into their accounts and comment on the featured VoiceThreads right from the page.

While it is a public page, the custom homepage can only be edited by VoiceThread Administrators.


VoiceThread employs world-class, highly secure data centers that utilize state-of-the-art electronic surveillance and multi-factor access control systems. The data centers employ environmental systems designed to minimize the impact of disruptions to operations.

In addition, VoiceThread utilizes Amazon Web Services. The AWS cloud infrastructure that powers the platform has been designed and managed in alignment with standard regulations and best practices.


Join us


Workshops join instructional designer and expert VoiceThreader George Haines to explore all aspects of VoiceThread. We cover basic VoiceThread features, lesson planning, strategic and specialized applications of VoiceThread, and even how you can make your courses more accessible to all learners. These workshops are completely free, and anyone is welcome to attend!

Workshops are scheduled almost every week throughout the year. Check the Workshops page for all upcoming sessions and to watch archives of past sessions.


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