Build Your VoiceThread Skills


Contributed by Marilyn Dispensa

VoiceThread is an interactive multimedia discussion tool that allows instructors and students to asynchronously engage with each other using media, voice, video, or text. If you are considering using it for your winter session or spring courses please check out the upcoming webinars offered by VoiceThread.  

In addition, please submit a request with the  Teaching and Learning with Technology team if you have questions or for more training and assignment design.

VoiceThread and Storytelling
When: November 12, 2019 7:00 pm (Eastern Standard Time)
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Most cognitive scientists agree that storytelling is a great way to help your message stick in the minds of an audience. Our minds are fine-tuned to remember information shared within a narrative structure, not a broadcast lecture. In this workshop, participants will learn how to use VoiceThread to create engaging stories with their students.

VoiceThread Basics 4- VoiceThread and your LMS
When: November 19, 2019 1:00 pm (Eastern Standard Time)
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In this workshop, we will work on integrating VoiceThread into an LMS environment. With LMS integration educators can create and share VoiceThreads and grade student work. Participants will learn how to use the assignment builder feature to assess student work during a hands-on segment. Everyone who registers will receive the recording of the session the following day. (Note: LMS integration is an add-on product, so participants whose institutions don’t have integration are welcome to join us but won’t be able to complete the hands-on activities.

Using VoiceThread for Global Collaborations
When: November 26, 2019 7:00 pm (Eastern Standard Time)
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If you are looking for a platform to use for global collaborations, VoiceThread can help. In this workshop, we will discuss a variety of global projects you can try with your students. We will show ways you can use VoiceThread’s features to design and set-up your projects and strategies you can use to find and connect with other classrooms or experts in different fields.

VoiceThread for Nursing Educators
When: December 3, 2019 7:00 pm (Eastern Standard Time)
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In this workshop, Nursing educators will learn how to create dynamic lessons and assessments with VoiceThread. Guest facilitator Jaime Hannans, RN, PhD, from CSU Channel Islands will showcase examples from her courses and discuss VoiceThread lesson design for Nursing students.


Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Marilyn Dispensa at or (607) 274-3647. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.