Voicethread Tutorial

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A tutorial for voicethread, based on the original powerpoint and voicethread by malckiwi.

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Voicethread Tutorial

  1. 1. VoiceThread: <br />
  2. 2. With VoiceThread, group conversations are collected and shared in one place from anywhere in the world. All with no software to install.<br />
  3. 3. What is VoiceThread?<br />A VoiceThread is a collaborative, multimedia slide show that holds images, documents, and videos and allows people to navigate pages and leave comments in 5 ways - using voice (with a mic or telephone), text, audio file, or video (via a webcam). <br />Share a VoiceThread with friends, students, and colleagues for them to record comments too<br />
  4. 4. Users can doodle while commenting using the doodle tool. VoiceThreads can even be embedded to show and receive comments on other websites and exported to MP3 players or DVDs to play as archival movies. (Payed version)<br />
  5. 5. Telephone<br />microphone<br />Text through typing<br />Audio file upload<br />Video via webcam<br />VoiceThread inspires collaboration and expression with 5 innovative ways to comment. Collect the voices of an entire group on a single page by computer microphone, telephone, text, audio file (MP3/WAV), and webcam.<br />
  6. 6. Sharing and Groups<br />Any way you want it. VoiceThreads security comes in many forms, from private to public, and anywhere in between. Simple security settings allow creators to choose what the VoiceThread viewers can do. You can change these settings as often as you like.<br />You can also easily create Groups of your friends, colleagues, or those you have common interests with, and have the Group&apos;s VoiceThreads shared and shown in one place (on your MyVoice page).<br />
  7. 7. Browse Tab<br />Browse or search through the thousands of publically available VoiceThreads. If you have registered you can comment on the VoiceThreads.<br />
  8. 8. Direct link to Free Educator application – click here - or copy and past the following URL<br /> http://voicethread.com/register/?ReturnUrl=%2Feducator%2F%3Faction%3Dfree<br />Complete the information and click Register. <br />
  9. 9. Complete the information and click Submit. <br />
  10. 10. Now go and check your email and click on the link to verify the account. <br />
  11. 11. After you click on the link you will be directed to this page. Click on Create. <br />
  12. 12. Click on Upload to add photos. <br />
  13. 13. You can upload photos from your computer, other media sources (like Flickr or Facebook), or a specific URL. <br />In this example, I will add a photo from my computer. Click on My Computer and then select the photo to add.<br />
  14. 14. Click here to add a title and description. <br />Then click on Comment. <br />
  15. 15. You can leave a comment in 5 different ways. <br />upload file<br />webcam<br />mic<br />keyboard<br />phone<br />
  16. 16. In this example, click on type to use the keyboard to make a comment. <br />
  17. 17. Start typing in the text box by your avatar.<br />When you are finished writing, click save. <br />
  18. 18. Next click Share. <br />
  19. 19. You can click on My Contacts and Add which will allow you to put in the email address of friends/students and invite them to comment on the VoiceThread.<br />With a free account you cannot use the Groups feature.<br />Fill in the information and click add.<br />
  20. 20. First, determine the publishing options for your VoiceThread by clicking on the gear next to Publishing Options. <br />In this example I have chosen to allow anyone to view and allow anyone to comment. Then click save. <br />
  21. 21. You can also specify Playback Options. <br />In this example, I have chosen to wait 4 seconds before turning the page, start playing when opened, allow others to download original images and documents, and allow others to Export. Then click save. <br />
  22. 22. To share your VoiceThread, you can get a Link or the Embed code. <br />Click here to Get a Link.<br />Click here to Embed.<br />Copy the embed code and click done.<br />
  23. 23. To make a recording using your computer microphone click on the record tab.<br />
  24. 24. Click on the Allow tab to make your recording.<br />
  25. 25. Start talking, voice thread is recording your voice!<br />Click stop recording when you have finished.<br />(You will have the option of saving the recording or discarding.)<br />
  26. 26. Your VoiceThread will now appear in your MyVoice collection.<br />
  27. 27. You can also edit further your VoiceThread at any time.<br />

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