Welcome to the New VoiceThread! We just upgraded to the newest VT version, which comes with many great, new features, including several options for personalizing your VoiceThread experience and an enhanced conversation channel. Other improvements have also been added to the way you share VoiceThreads, which you will now see in the upgraded system!
Before sharing, you must first create your VoiceThread, which also has some new features. You can now drag-and-drop in files to upload into a VT!
You can still select to upload files from your computer, webcam, media sources, and URL if you prefer. Don’t forget that you can also drag slides to a new position after they have uploaded.
While the workflow is the same for sharing VoiceThreads, the upgraded platform is much simpler. The new setup makes it easier to see who you’re granting permission to, whether that is an entire Group, a specific user in a Group, or an individual Contact, and if they can view, comment on, and/or edit your VoiceThread.
To quickly see at-a-glance who already has access to the VoiceThread and edit permissions, click on the new “Who has access” tab.
Bulk-actions for Groups
As many people have requested, you can now bulk-share (and bulk-delete) multiple VoiceThreads with a Group at once! When viewing your VoiceThreads, check off the VTs you want to share and click on the “Share” option from the pop-up window or simply drag-and-drop them onto the name of a Group from your left sidebar menu. You will then select the permissions from another pop-up window for that Group. It’s that easy!
There are also new Group pages that include all the VoiceThreads available to a Group, which you can access by clicking on the name of the Group from the left sidebar menu. You can add a header to the top of this page to help set a tone for your Group. To direct members to this Group view, simply click on the share icon next to the name of the Group from the header to copy the URL to be shared.
Screenshots taken from What’s new with the New VoiceThread.
We hope you are excited about this new VoiceThread as it is much simpler to use and learn. Check it out at voicethread.unc.edu!