Topics in this article include:

Joining a Group

Viewing VoiceThreads Shared With a Group

Sharing With a Group

Removing a VoiceThread from a Group

Creating Groups (Faculty)

Adding Members to a Group (Faculty)


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.



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.


Once you click on the link you will be prompted to log in to VoiceThread to access the Group. Click the Sign in or Register link.


screenshot of Join Group page



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

screenshot of VoiceThread login page



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.


screenshot of VoiceThread sidebar



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


screenshot of VoiceThread 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.


screenshot of sharing a VoiceThread with a 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.


screenshot of sharing confirmation



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.


screenshot of VoiceThread groups


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


screenshot of removing a VoiceThread from a group


See Removing a VoiceThread From a Group for more information.




Creating 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.


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.


screenshot of create group button


Give your Group a name and (optional) description. For easy navigation, we suggest using your course name and semester in the Group name. 


screenshot of creating group name and description


Click Create Group to create your group.


You will then be prompted to upload a banner image for your group. You may select one of the standard images, import an image from the web, or upload your own. The ideal banner image size is 1920x150 px).

screenshot of VoiceThread group banner image


Click OK to select your banner image.


You will then be prompted to invite others to your group. The fastest way to add members to a Group is to give them the sign-up link. Click the Copy Link button to copy this link to your computer's clipboard. You may then paste the link in your course, in an email, etc. 


screenshot of selecting VoiceThread group link



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). Click on the group to open.


At the top of the group page click the link icon.




This will display the Group Sign-up Link. Click the Copy Link button to copy this link to your computer's clipboard. You may then paste the link in your course, in an email, etc. 


screenshot of group sign-up link



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