VoiceThread Groups

Modified on Thu, 02 May 2024 at 04:31 PM

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About VoiceThread Groups

VoiceThread Groups allow you to easily share your VoiceThreads with many people at once and allows you to organize your VoiceThreads so that they are easy for your participants to find. 


Please note that while anyone may be a member of a Group, only faculty have the ability to create and manage Groups.



Join a Group

In most cases, your instructor will send you a link inviting you to join the VoiceThread Group. You may receive this link via email or you may click on the group link from within your course.


Once you click on the link you may be prompted to log in to VoiceThread to access the Group. See Accessing VoiceThread for more information about logging in to VoiceThread.



View VoiceThreads Shared with a Group

To locate your VoiceThread group, click on the sidebar to open a menu. Select the Groups tab to see a list of your groups. Select your Group from the list to view all associated VoiceThreads.


Click on the sidebar to view all courses and groups




Share with Groups

You may easily share a VoiceThread with a VoiceThread Group or with individual members of a group. This secure method of sharing will also allow these users to add slides to your VoiceThread.  


For more information on other sharing methods, see Sharing VoiceThreads.


Please note that students do not have the ability to create VoiceThread groups, but can share with groups their instructor has created.



Share From the Group Page

Click on the sidebar on the left side of your VoiceThread home page and click the Groups tab.  Here you will see a list of all of your groups. Select a group.




Once inside your group, click Add a VoiceThread in the top-right corner of the group page. 




Click Select from my VoiceThreads to share a thread you already created or click Create a new VoiceThread to start building a new one. 


Once you have selected or created your VoiceThread, click Share with Group. Next, select the permissions you want your group members to have (view, comment, edit). Click Save  to share your VoiceThread with all members of your group.




Share with a Group from the Sharing Page

From the Sharing Area, click on the Contacts button at the top of the page. Click on the Groups button to see all of your Groups. Select a group name to share with all members of the group or select specific group members to share only with them.



Next, select the permissions you want your contacts to have (view, comment, edit) and select whether or not you want your contacts to receive an email notification. Click Save at the bottom of the page to share your VoiceThread.




Remove a VoiceThread From a Group

If you have shared a VoiceThread with a Group you may remove it from that group at any time. Go to the Sharing Area and click on the Contacts button at the top of the page.


Scroll down to the Shared With area to see who has access to your VoiceThread. Select the group you no longer wish to share with and click the current permission to the right of the person or group to open a menu. Select Revoke Access to remove access to your VoiceThread.



Click Save to save your changes.



Create VoiceThread Groups (Faculty Only)

Please note that while anyone may be a member of a Group, only faculty have the ability to create and manage Groups. If you are faculty and are unable to create a group or receive a message saying that you need an upgraded account, please email elis@lesley.edu for assistance.


Click on the sidebar on the left side of your VoiceThread home page and click the Groups tab.  Here you will see a list of all of your groups. 




From the Groups tab, click on the menu icon and select Add New Group.




Enter a name and (optional) description for your group, and click “Create” at the bottom of the page.




This will take you right to the new group, where you can add members and start sharing VoiceThreads.




Add Members to a Group (Faculty Only)

The easiest way to add members to a Group is to give them the sign-up link. Once they click on this link they will be added to your Group and will be able to access any content you have shared in the Group.


Click on the sidebar on the left side of your VoiceThread home page and click the Groups tab.  Here you will see a list of all of your groups. 




Select the group to which you would like to add members. Click on the menu button on the top right of the page and select Manage Users.




In the Manage Users tab, click Add Members and select Add members via sign-up link.




This will bring up your group sign up link. Click on the Copy link button to copy the link to your clipboard. 



You may now paste this link in an email, post it in your myLesley course, etc. As soon as others click on this link and confirm they want to join, they will be added to your group.


For more ways to add members to your group see Adding Members to a Group


To remove members from your group see Removing Members from a Group.



Edit a VoiceThread Group

For any group you have created, you can edit the group name, description, and banner image at any time.


Click on the sidebar on the left side of your VoiceThread home page and click the Groups tab.  Here you will see a list of all of your groups.




Select the group to which you would like to add members. Click on the menu button on the top right of the page and select Info & header image.




Here you can make changes to the title and description as well as add a header image. You can customize your banner image by uploading an image from your computer, importing an image from the web, or choosing one of VoiceThread's preset banners. If uploading an image, the ideal file size is 1920px x 150px.




Click Save to save your changes.



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