Ohio University

Interactive discussion and feedback tool: VoiceThread

Upload, share and discuss documents, presentations, images, audio files and videos via microphone, webcam, text, phone, audio upload, or freehand markup.



  • Support for over 50 media file types.
  • Multi-mode commenting and feedback on uploaded items.
  • Files can be marked private, shared with specific individuals, or open to all.
  • Automatic captioning 

Best Uses

  • Peer assessments of assignments or presentations
  • Online lectures
  • Foreign language assessments
  • Digital storytelling
  • Content review sessions
  • Discussions
  • Student introductions for online classes


  • Current students, faculty, staff, and emeriti

How to Request

  • Must be provisioned as part of a Blackboard Learn course.
  • For help in adding VoiceThread to a Blackboard Learn course, contact the IT Service Desk.