How to Create a Group in VoiceThread

Creating a Group in VoiceThread

Creating and using groups is a useful way to securely share VoiceThread presentations with other users. Instructors can create groups that can be easily accessed by members of a class. Once added to the group, students can create and share their own VoiceThread presentations as well as comment on presentations created by other members of the group.

  1. Once logged in to VoiceThread, click your account name/email address in the upper right-hand corner and select Groups & Contacts.
    VoiceThread menu
  2. Any previously created groups or contacts will appear. Click the Add Group button to create a new group.
    Add Group button in Groups and Contacts
  3. Give the group a name and description (optional). Select a header image (optional). Click Create Group.
    Create new Group form
  4. Click the Group Sign-up Link button in the upper right corner.
    Group Sign-up Link button
  5. Copy the link and click Done to close the window. Paste the link into an email or website. Anyone who clicks the link will be automatically added to the group and will have access to any VoiceThread presentations added to the group.
    Group Sign-up Link
    Note: Users must have previously logged into VoiceThread with their JHED ID and password at http://jhu.voicethread.com to be successfully added to the group.
  6. From the Home page, you should now see the newly created group in the list of groups.
    List of VoiceThread groups

Adding Group Members Manually to a Group

Group members can be added to a group manually by dragging and dropping them from your contact list into the group.

  1. Once logged in to VoiceThread, click your account name/email address in the upper right-hand corner and select Groups & Contacts.
    VoiceThread menu
  2. Click on My Contacts at the top of the list on the left to display all contacts.
    My Contacts
  3. Click on the name of a contact on the right and drag it to a group on the left.
    My Contacts
    Note: See Adding a Contact for more help adding contacts.
  4. You’ll see a confirmation message in the upper right corner confirming that the contact has been added to the group.
    Added to group confirmation message

Adding a Contact

  1. Once logged in to VoiceThread, click your account name/email address in the upper right-hand corner and select Groups & Contacts.
    VoiceThread menu
  2. Click on My Contacts at the top of the list on the left, and then the blue Add Contact button on the right.
    My Contacts
  3. Fill in the contact’s information and click Save.
    New contact form
    Note: A contact must have previously logged into VoiceThread with their JHED ID and password at http://jhu.voicethread.com to be successfully added to the contact list.
  4. The new contact has been added.
    My Contacts

Edit or Delete a Group

  1. Once logged in to VoiceThread, click your account name/email address in the upper right-hand corner and select Groups & Contacts.
  2. Select the group from the left-hand side and click the Overview link on the top right.
    Groups and Contacts
  3. From here you can edit the group name, description, or header. Click Save to save changes. Click Delete to delete the group.
    Group edit form