VoiceThread Groups

Creating and Managing Groups


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.



Working with Groups


Joining a Group

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 link from within your course.


Click on the link. You will then be prompted to log in to VoiceThread to access the Group. Click Sign in or Register.




This will bring you to the VoiceThread login page. Enter your myLesley username and password and click the Sign In button. 



You will be enrolled in your group and brought to your VT Home page. 



Viewing VoiceThreads Shared with a Group

All of your Groups are visible on your VT Home page. To see your Groups, click on the sidebar icon on the left side of your VT Home page.




Your Groups will be listed in your Groups section.




Click on a Group to see all of the VoiceThreads shared with that Group.





Sharing with Groups

Sharing with a VoiceThread Group is the quickest way to securely share your VoiceThreads with your classmates, students, or colleagues. For more information on other sharing methods, see Sharing VoiceThreads.


From the VT Home Page, click and drag a VoiceThread towards the left side of the page. This will open your Groups menu if it is not already open. Drop your VoiceThread into the appropriate Group.




You will then see a pop-up window confirming the Group and the level of access. Please note that each member of the Group will have the same level of access (view, view & comment, edit). Click Share to share with your Group.




See Sharing With a Group for more information.




Removing a VoiceThread From a Group

If you have shared a VoiceThread with a Group you may remove it from that group at any time. You may also remove VoiceThreads from any Group that you have created.


From the VT Home page, click on the Group name to see all VoiceThreads shared with the Group.



Hover your mouse over the VoiceThread until the overview window appears. Select Remove to remove the VoiceThread from the group.



See Removing a VoiceThread From a Group for more information.




Creating and Managing Groups (faculty)

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 unable to create a group or receive a message saying that you need an upgraded account, please email elis@lesley.edu for assistance.


Creating Groups

From the VT Home page, locate Groups in the left hand menu (you may need to expand the menu to access). Click the + next to Groups.



Give your Group a name and description and select a banner image. For easy navigation, we suggest using your course name and semester in the Group name.



Once you have finished, click Create Group


See Creating Groups for more information.



Adding Students to a Group

The fastest 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.


From the  VT Home page, locate Groups in the left hand menu (you may need to expand the menu to access). Locate the Group to which you would like to add members and hover your mouse over the Group name until a gear icon appears.




This will open the Groups and Contacts page. Click on the Group Sign-up Link button.




This will display the Group Sign-up Link. 




Copy this link to your clipboard and paste the link in your course, in an email, etc. 


For more information see Adding Members to a Group. To remove members from your group see Removing Members from a Group.