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VoiceThread in Sakai, Instructors

VoiceThread is an application that runs inside Sakai, so there is no software to download, install, or update. VoiceThread allows you to place collections of media like images, videos, documents, and presentations at the center of a conversation. These conversations are not live - they take place whenever and wherever it is convenient for people to participate. A VoiceThread allows people to have conversations and make comments using any mix of text, a microphone, a webcam, a telephone, or an uploaded audio file.

  1. Log into sakai.luc.edu.
  2. Select your course from tabs at the top of the page.
  3. Click on the VoiceThread button in the left Tools menu. This action will enroll you in VoiceThread for this course.
  4. Review VoiceThread in Sakai - Instructors for instructions on managing, creating, playing, sharing, and commenting on VoiceThreads in Sakai.

NOTE: Safari for Windows does not support VoiceThread; Safari for Mac does support VoiceThread.  Browsers approved for use with VoiceThread in Sakai on Windows machines are Firefox (Mozilla), Chrome (Google), and IE 10, IE 9 (Microsoft Internet Explorer aka IE) and IE 8.

Video Tutorials

Learn how VoiceThread works by watching "VoiceThread Simply Speaking." 


Using the Course View in Sakai

This 7-part video describes how to create a VoiceThread, play and comment on a VoiceThread, and add or remove a VoiceThread from a course.


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