Make a Podcast Using VoiceThread
One way to take advantage of VoiceThread is by making a Podcast, an audio file set to an image. This can be a welcome podcast created by students, an interview with a professional in the field, or a long, uninterrupted lecture.
The steps to do so are:
- Create and Configure a Podcast link using VoiceThread.
- Create a Podcast by Selecting Audio Recording.
- Record Your Podcast.
- Add an Image to Your Podcast.
- Share Your Podcast.
Step 1: Create and Configure a Podcast Link Using VoiceThread
Decide on a content area where you would like your VoiceThread to appear. For example: Weekly Sessions or Assignments. Then:
- Hover over Build Content.
- Click UMB VoiceThread.
- On the Create UMB VoiceThread screen, name your link.
- Click Submit.
- Find and click on your VoiceThread in the content area menu.
- DO NOT click the Launch Icon that appears. Wait for the link to launch automatically.
- On the VoiceThread setup screen click Individual VoiceThread.
Step 2: Create a Podcast with VoiceThread
- In the upper left corner of the screen, click on Create new VoiceThread. Note: If you have already created VoiceThreads, they will appear below the Create new VoiceThread button.
- Click Add Media.
- Click Audio Recording.
Step 3: Record Your Podcast
After selecting the Audio Recording option, a separate window will appear for recording your podcast. Note: A security prompt may appear. Click Allow.
- Wait for the countdown, then record audio using your computer microphone. Once finished, click the Stop Recording icon.
- The audio will automatically play back. If you are satisfied, click Save. If not, click Cancel.
- Name the audio recording.
- Click Save.
Step 4: Add an Image to Your Podcast
- Click the Edit (Pencil) Icon in the corner of the slide thumbnail.
- Click Replace and select an image from your computer.
- Click Save.
Step 5: Share Your Podcast
- To share your Podcast with your Blackboard course, click Share with class.
- To finalize the sharing, click Share with Class again.
- To return to your Blackboard course, click Return to course.
As with all VoiceThreads, other members of the class may comment on the podcast. For a complete guide, open the Student Commenting webpage.