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What is VoiceThread?

A VoiceThread is a collaborative, interactive, multimedia slide show that holds images, documents, and videos. It allows people to navigate through the slides and leave comments in 5 formats: voice (with a microphone or telephone), textaudio file (upload from computer), video (via a webcam), and doodles.

With VoiceThread, group conversations are collected from anywhere in the world at any time and shared in one place, all with no software to install. Users can doodle while commenting (drawing annotation overlays), use multiple Identities, and pick which comments are shown through Comment Moderation.

VoiceThreads can even be embedded to play and receive comments on other websites, and they can be exported and saved as a file on your computer, a CD or flash drive so that you can send them in an email or play them as an archival movie on a digital device.

Accessibility Features in VoiceThread
Adding and Altering Closed Captions in VoiceThread
VoiceThread Universal (for Screen Readers)


On Campus or call 816-235-6700 (Mon-Fri: 9AM-5PM)
VoiceThread Tech Support:

Using VoiceThread in Canvas

If your instructor has set up a non-graded VoiceThread content, simply login to your Canvas course, and click on the VoiceThread link provided.

If your VoiceThread content or comments are submitted as assignments, follow the instructions on Submitting a VoiceThread Assignment.

Using VoiceThread Features

Customizing your VT Home page

Managing your account









Groups and Contacts


Activity Feed




Troubleshooting Tips

Not a UMKC student? Read the tutorial for the one-time verification process.

Cannot open a VoiceThread link in Canvas

Audio/Video recording issues

Audio/Video playback issues

File upload issues

Find more troubleshooting articles here.

On Campus Support: or call 816-235-6700 (Mon-Fri: 9AM-5PM)
VoiceThread Tech Support:

Support Contacts

UMKC Instructional Design & Technology
24/7 LMS Support 

☎ 816.235.6700

UMKC Technology Support Center
☎ 816.235.2000
Technology Support Center