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New VoiceThread

VoiceThread, an online collaboration, discussion and presentation tool available to all Penn State instructors and students, switched to a new, enhanced user interface on December 22, allowing instructors to use the updated version for the spring 2015 semester.

The new interface includes the following updates:

  • Comments are now shown with an icon for each individual comment, all along the left side.
  • Drag and drop reordering of comments now available.
  • VoiceThreads are now displayed 35 percent larger.
  • Comments can be added via video without having an account.
  • Closed captioning (CC) can be uploaded.
  • There is no longer a restriction on text comments.
  • More actions can be performed using drag and drop.
  • Higher resolution.

Please note: If you have embedded VoiceThreads in the past, you will need to re-embed them using the new embed code after transition to the new user interface.

A demo of the new interface and an FAQ are available at Full details on the updates included in the new interface are available at the New VoiceThread Features Google Doc at

Two new case studies for using VoiceThread are also now available: VoiceThread for Blended Courses in Math and Science featuring Neyda Abreu, Associate Professor of Mathematics and Geology at Penn State DuBois and VoiceThread for Research Proposals featuring Vivian Yenika-Agbaw, Professor of Education at Penn State University Park.

For questions regarding VoiceThread, please visit or contact

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