Interactive Discussion & Feedback Tool: VoiceThread


Upload, share and discuss documents, presentations, images, audio files and videos via microphone, webcam, text, phone, audio upload, or freehand markup. To see VoiceThead in action, watch this short video hosted by VoiceThread.


Who can access

  • Current students, faculty, staff, and Emeriti

How to request access


  • 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 

  • Instructors can grade assignments that are submitted, in progress, or unattempted.

Best uses

  • Peer assessments of assignments or presentations

  • Online lectures

  • Foreign language assessments

  • Digital storytelling

  • Content review sessions

  • Discussions

  • Student introductions for online classes

Connect with other applications

Additional resources

Join the Teaching and Learning Technologies Advisory Community

Service support

Get help

  • Visit the Technology Help Center ( to get live support, view outages, and browse trainings.


You can learn about accessibility features(opens in a new window) in VoiceThread by visiting their website.

Ohio University strives to make its digital resources and services accessible to all visitors, including those with disabilities who may also be using assistive technology. If special steps are necessary in order to improve the accessibility of experiences for end users, those steps must be taken. 
If you experience a barrier that affects your ability to access OHIO websites, videos, online forums, documents, or other information technology, please let us know
For further information about OHIO's digital accessibility resources, see:


The Ohio University Information Security Office strives to educate and empower the University community to appropriately manage risks and protect OHIO’s information and systems. This effort is facilitated through policies, standards, an information security risk management program, as well as other tools and guidance that are provided to the University community. This modern approach creates a safe computing environment in which the university community can teach, learn, and conduct research. 

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