Wimba Voice Tools

What is it?

Wimba Voice Tools consists of various software that can incorporate a recorded voice or other audio related file.  This includes the use of threaded voice boards, voice-enabled email, embedded voice within course pages, integrated gradebooks, live group discussions and debates, and podcasting, which increase the interaction and student engagement level of any online course. Features include:

  • Voice Podcaster: Create or upload podcasts for user subscription.
  • Voice Presentation: Add web content alongside vocal messages.
  • Voice Discussion Board: Post and listen to voice messages within discussion boards.
  • Voice Authoring: Record and listen to voice on a web page.
  • Voice E-mail: Send and listen to voice through email messages.
  • Integrated Gradebook: Automatically update CMS gradebooks with voice board assessments.

When is it used?

Educators and students use this in the online classroom environment.

How can I use it?

Available to use in Blackboard in the Communication section.

System Requirements

  • Windows 7, Vista, or XP; Mac OSX 10.4+
  • 256 MB RAM
  • IE 7.0+, Safari 3.0+, Firefox 3.0+ (Browser must be Java and JavaScript enabled)
  • Internet access at 56k or above

Where do I go to for help?

You may contact the 24 hour technical support number which is 866-350-4978.

Who do I contact for Training?

One-on-one training is available upon request. To request an appointment, please fill out this form.