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VoiceThread is web-based presentation software that allows users to create and share interactive multimedia slideshows. VoiceThread presentations are used to showcase audio, video, images, and documents while allowing users to comment on them in a variety of different ways. The result is a digital conversation that can be easily shared with individuals, groups, and/or embedded into different websites, including Blackboard.

Instructors, for face-to-face, online, or hybrid courses may want to consider using voice thread to:

  • share lecture slides or visual materials, with or without audio commentary
  • ask students to comment on or respond to questions about those materials
  • ask students to create, share, and peer review presentations.

Getting started

You can access VoiceThread using the following link logging in with your JHED ID and password.

VoiceThread and Blackboard

You can link the VoiceThread tool to your course Blackboard site to share presentations with their students or have them create their own. To get started enabling VoiceThread in your Blackboard course, review these directions. Additionally you can watch this helpful video demo.

Where to go for help

If you’re having trouble getting your account set up or for other technical support, you can review solutions on the VoiceThread support page or contact for assistance.

If you’d like help figuring out how to use VoiceThread in your courses, please contact us at