VoiceThread Docs / Web Application / Creating / Importing media from other services

Media can be imported directly from a number of other services. All of these services are accessed through the VoiceThread Media Sources page:

  1. Create or edit a VoiceThread.
  2. Click on the “Add Media” button.
  3. Select “Media Sources” from the menu.
  4. Click on the source from which you’d like to import media.
  5. Sign in to that service if required.
  6. Browse through or search these libraries to find the media you’d like to import.

My VoiceThreads

Import slides and their comments from other VoiceThreads you’ve already created. Learn more here. This option is available to everyone.


Khan Academy

Any publicly available videos from the Khan Academy library can be found here. This option is available to everyone.


Flickr

Import any creative commons images from Flickr. Everyone has this option by default, but K-12 administrators can disable it for students.


Google Drive

Sign in to your own Google Drive account and pull any of your stored media into VoiceThread. Everyone has this option, and you will be prompted to sign in to Google the first time you use it.

If you need to connect to a different Google Drive account, please contact us for assistance.


New York Public Library

Import images from NYPL’s public image collection. Everyone has this option by default, but K-12 administrators can disable it for students.


Kaltura

If your institution has a Kaltura license and has opted to integrate that with VoiceThread, you will see Kaltura listed here. You will see only your own Kaltura videos, and you will be connected to your account automatically.

Please contact us if you are an administrator and would like to set this up. Note that you need our Platinum Service to utilize this feature.


Zoom

If your institution has a Zoom license and has opted to integrate that with VoiceThread, you will see Zoom listed here. You will see only your own Zoom meetings, and you will be connected to your account automatically.

Past Meetings: Import cloud recordings of any meetings you have already run.

Future Meetings: Import a placeholder slide listing all of your meeting’s information. Once the meeting is recorded and saved to the Zoom cloud, it will be imported into VoiceThread automatically and will replace that placeholder slide.

Please contact us if you are an administrator and would like to set this up. Note that you need our Platinum Service to utilize this feature.