Northeastern’s collaborative space tool with asynchronous video, voice, and text commenting.
VoiceThread is a third-party tool that can be integrated into Blackboard that allows you and your students to create multimedia presentations and discuss via text, voice, or video. Discussion is asynchronous, so students can enter the discussion at their convenience, and you can watch the discussion as it happens.
Because Northeastern has purchased licenses for faculty and students, all faculty are granted Pro accounts when they log in through Blackboard, and when the VoiceThread is created through Blackboard and linked correctly, a gradebook column will automatically be created. Faculty can grade in VoiceThread and have the grade sent directly to the Blackboard gradebook. In addition, if you use the Blackboard integration feature, you don’t have to go through the process of sharing the VoiceThread individually with students. Adding the link through the Blackboard integration feature will grant students in your course access to the VoiceThread automatically.
VoiceThread uses Shibboleth integration, which should automatically create an account for both faculty members and students.