Comment on a VoiceThread

VoiceThread offers users five options to add comments. The five comment options are:

  1. Text: Add a text comment
  2. Phone: Make an audio comment using your phone
  3. Record an audio comment
  4. Record a video comment
  5. Upload: an audio/video comment

Each comment can be made by clicking on the plus icon button located at the bottom center of a VoiceThread slide.

Upon selecting the plus icon button, it will expand to semi-circle:


Each icon represents an option that you can make a comment.


Option 1: Comment in Text Form

To comment in text form, go to a VoiceThread.

  1. Click on “ABC” the first option on the left.
  1. You will be prompted with a pop-up window. Type your comment in the textbox.
  2. Click “Save” to upload your comment.
  1. On the left sidebar, you will see your comment is represented by your photo or initials.
  • Tip: There is an options bar located within your comment where you can re-edit your comment, delete it, directly reply to the uploaded comment, or increase or decrease the text size.

Option 2: Comment by Phone

Commenting by phone results in an uploaded audio record of your voice into the VoiceThread tract.

  1. Click the phone icon above the “ABC” icon on the left.
  1. Enter your phone number.
  2. Select the “Call Me” button.
  • In the bottom left-hand corner of your screen, you should see updates as you move along the phone commenting process that say “calling,” “on call,” and “call ended”.
  1. Confirm the call by dialing number one then record a message at the tone.
  2. After you hung up, the recorded message will automatically upload.
    • Tip: You can click on your photo to add closed captions.

Option 3: Comment by Audio

Similar to option 2, the third icon allows you to record a message through the computer that is automatically uploaded.

Your computer must have access to your speakers or a headset.

  1. Click on the microphone icon.
  1. When you are done recording, hit the “Stop Recording” button.
  1. It will say uploading, then click “Save”.
  • Tip: Notice that there is a “Record More” button in the far-right corner.

Option 4: Comment by Video

  1. Select the video icon.
  1. When you are done recording, hit the “Stop Recording” button.
  1. It will say uploading, then click “Save”.
  • Tip: Make sure your computer has access to your camera in order for the video to be uploaded.

Option 5: Upload Comment

  1. Upload a comment from your computer by selecting the last icon on the bottom right.
  1. It will open a window to select a file.
    • Tip: VoiceThread will only accept an audio or video file for comment uploading option.

Additional Resources:

Use these tutorial videos as a resource for additional information:

How to Comment in a VoiceThread Tutorial


Last Updated:
Monday, December 9, 2019