VoiceThread: Creating a Slide

Creating a Slide

  1. Click on  Create in the top right-hand corner of the page. This will bring you to the create pagevoicethread-create-1
  2. The first thing you will need to do is to add slides to your VoiceThread. A slide can hold many different types of media (documents, images, videos & audio files) To begin adding slides, click the Upload button. creating-voicethread-2
  3. There are 5 sources that you can use (my computer, media sources, webcam photo, webcam video or URL)
    • My Computer– This option allows you to upload files from your computer into your VoiceThread. Many different types of media files can be uploaded into VoiceThread including images, presentations, audio files, documents & videos.
      • Click on My Computer to see a file manager window that allows you to locate your file(s)
      • Choose one or more of the files to upload into your VoiceThread. You can select more than one type of file at a time. After you select your file(s), you’ll see an upload progress bar followed by a processing message. Remain on this page until processing is complete.
    • Media Sources– This option allows you to import media from four different media sources
      • Once you have selected your media source, click on the media you wish to     import, and click the Import button at the top of the window
        • My VoiceThreads– import media from VoiceThreads you’ve already  created. Comments on these slides will not be included when you         import the media.
        • Flickr– Sign into your own Flickr account or browse the Creative                      Commons for images
        • Khan Academy- Choose videos on a variety of topics including math, art, history, etc.screen-shot-2016-12-19-at-3-22-00-pm
    • URL- This option allows you to import media using a URL. This will only work if you have the direct link to the file. Links to media-sharing web-sites like YouTube will not work.screen-shot-2016-12-19-at-3-35-54-pm
    • Webcam– This option allows you to take a still photograph or video using your webcam. This photograph or video will be the central media for this slide.
      • Click on the My Webcam button to select this option.
      • When using this option, you may need to click Allow on the Flash permissions box.
      • After you’ve allowed Flash to access your camera & microphone, choose photo or video. You will see a countdown, after which your photo will be taken or the video will begin filming.
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      • After the recording is complete, the image or video will process & appear as a slide in your VoiceThread.
      • After you have uploaded your media, each slide will appear on the create page in the order in which it was uploaded. You can reorder the slides by clicking and dragging a slide to a new position. The new order will be saved automatically.

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