VoiceThread - Managing Notifications

This service is for faculty, staff, and students.

As the author or a participant in a VoiceThread, you can be notified of new activity in that VoiceThread. This helps you keep up-to-date with activity that's happened while you were away.

This article describes how notifications work and how to set your notification preferences.

Follow the yellow notification badges -

From your VoiceThread Home, you will see little yellow badges on any VoiceThread when a new comments shows up that you haven't viewed or listened to. You will also see the yellow badge next to your account name in the top-right corner. 

Follow the yellow badges to drill down further and see the specific VoiceThread, Slide and Commenter for the new comment. See steps illustrated below.

  • Click the yellow badge next to your account name to see recent activity by specific people
  • Click the yellow badge on a VoiceThread to open that VoiceThread
  • Click the yellow badge on the Slide Sorter to reveal which slides new comments appear on.
  • Click the yellow badge on a specific person (or yellow marker on the Timeline) to view the new comment from that specific person

Navigating Notifications in VoiceThread

In addition to the yellow notification badges, you may receive email notifications when someone posts a new comment. By default, you be notified about new comments on a VoiceThread you are the author of.  If you subscribe to any other VoiceThread, you may also receive an email notification about any new comments.

Subscribing and setting your notification preferences -

Subscribing to a VoiceThread means you will receive notifications about any new activity on the VoiceThread and the VoiceThread will appear on your VT Home. Click to Subscribe

You can unsubscribe at any time, so you don't get notifications. You can also set your global notification preferences, which affects all VoiceThreads. Do these steps to set your global preferences: 

  1. Go to your VoiceThread account by clicking the downward arrow next to your account name in the top-right corner.
  2. Click My Account.
  3. On the next window, click the Notifications tab.
  4. Make choices for how you want to be notified and to what frequency, under Immediate Notifications or Daily Notifications.

For further information, see VoiceThread Help on Notifications.


Watch this video for a visual presentation of these instructions. 



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