Tuesday, November 3, 2015

New Threaded Comments in VoiceThread

The long wait is over...and the irony of the Voice"Thread" name has been put to rest! VoiceThread has released the following new commenting options.
  • Direct reply. This feature enables only the owner of a VoiceThread to leave a direct reply to any comment left in that VoiceThread. A direct reply appears as a regular comment, but is inserted directly after the selected comment. This eliminates the need for an instructor to "move" a comment into proper sequence. Students do not have the ability to leave direct replies. Click here for more information about Direct Replies.
  • Private reply. All users with access to a VoiceThread may leave private replies in response to a comment. This will be particularly useful for sharing important feedback to students that isn't appropriate for a group setting. Click here for more information about Private Replies.
  • Threaded comments. This feature is turned off by default. It can be enabled in a VoiceThread in the playback settings.  To leave a Threaded comment, click the comment to which you want to reply and click the threaded icon. Threaded comments are represented by a circle instead of the usual rounded rectangle. Threads cannot be built off of threads. Click here to learn more about Threaded Comments.
These are new to me too, so I created a VoiceThread so we can try them out together. Feel free to participate in the VoiceThread above (this will require you to log-in to your existing VT account or create a free one).

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