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VoiceThread - Student Guide


VoiceThread is an online program through which you can leave comments (text, audio or webcam) around a slideshow of media. Your CU instructor may ask you to comment on a VoiceThread or to create your own VoiceThread.

*Note: All students at the University of Colorado Boulder are eligible for Basic VoiceThread accounts. This account allows you to create up to 200 VoiceThreads.

Accessing VoiceThread

VoiceThread is supported fully by the latest versions of Firefox and Chrome. Learn more about VoiceThread browser requirements.

CU Boulder students can access VoiceThread in a few different ways, depending on what your instructor has set up. Ask your instructor if you’re unsure how to access the VoiceThread content for the course.

Option 1: Login to VoiceThread Directly

Go to the VoiceThread Login page and enter your Identikey username and password to access the VoiceThread application.

Option 2: Access VoiceThread through Canvas

Many instructors who use VoiceThread choose to integrate VoiceThread with their Canvas course. If this is the case in your course, your instructor will tell you where to find the VoiceThread link on their Canvas course page. When you click this link, you will be automatically signed into VoiceThread so you can view the VoiceThreads for your course.

Once you’ve clicked the VoiceThread link once, you can either continue to access VoiceThread using that same link in Canvas, or you can go directly to the VoiceThread Login page and sign in there. There you will find your course if you click the pull-out tab on the left side of the VT Home page (see below).

If you do not see your course here, please double check that your instructor is using the VoiceThread integration with Canvas and that you have clicked the VoiceThread link located in your course at least once.

Option 3: Use the Mobile App

Download the VoiceThread mobile app from the app store for iOS or Android, and then sign in following the steps in the VoiceThread sign-in guide. When searching for your institution, enter "University of Colorado Boulder.

Tutorials / Troubleshooting

The following VoiceThread tutorials will guide you through the basics of using VoiceThread:

For more tutorials, go to VoiceThread Support and click either Web Application or Mobile App from the menu on the left. Learn about the Digital Accessibility of VoiceThread.