What is Voicethread?

Voicethread is an application in Blackboard that allows for uploading, sharing, and discussing documents, presentations, images, and videos. Students and Instructors interact with the content and each other by using one of five powerful commenting options: microphone, webcam, text, phone, and audio-file upload.

How do I Access Voicethread?

If your course uses Voicethread, click on any Voicethread link in the course in Blackboard. No separate sign in is needed for students or instructors.


  • Comment on a Voicethread
  • Create a Voicethread
    • If uploading a PPT file, it is recommended to save the file as a PDF, then upload it to Voicethread.
    • When adding your initial voiceover to your Voicethread with multiple pages, remember these steps:
      • Record,
      • Click Stop,
      • Click the arrow to go to next slide
      • Repeat
  • More VoiceThread Tutorials:
  • Recording of VoiceThread for Newbies session from August, 2022.
  • Instructors only:
    • Where to find the link to add Voicethread to your course:
      • On the Content page, hover over Build Content, then click Voicethread
      • Vt link

How to Get Help

For help with using Voicethread contact the IT Help Desk at ithelpdesk@cuw.edu, call 262-243-4357, or contact support@voicethread.com