Documentation:Wimba Voice Tools/Uses and Benefits

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Uses and Benefits

You can use a variety of tools from the Blackboard Collaborate Voice Authoring suite to achieve specific teaching and learning goals.

  • Threaded Discussions

Using Voice Board, you can let students record their responses to a discussion topic that you started. At the same time, you can provide a recorded response either as feedback or assessment.

  • Online Office Hours

You can hold online office hours by using Voice Direct where you and your students can have real-time conversations, similar to teleconferencing.

  • Send Recorded Instructions

Sometimes it is easier to explain topics or assignment instructions by talking instead of typing them down. You can send recorded messages to all of your students in class by using Voice E-mail.

  • Vocally Annotate Presentations

Voice Presentation not only allows you to create an online presentation but it also lets you pull in the rich and diverse content found on the web. You can add voice-over annotations for in-depth explanations as well as enable students to respond and annotate the presentation themselves.

  • Make Short Announcements

Instead of writing announcements and reminders, you can easily record them using Voice Recorder.

  • Create Your Own Podcasts

Podcasting lets students take recorded audio lectures and presentations on the go. In some classes, podcasting has been used as a story telling exercise. Podcaster gives you the tools you and your students need in order to create podcasts easily.