How do I add students and teachers?
There are two methods of adding users to an Organization: external authentication and manual creation with a CSV file. External authentication is included in the Site license, and we strongly encourage all large institutions to use this option.
External authentication is the option that requires the least administrative work for your institution, and it will ensure that all user information is added accurately and securely. VoiceThread can authenticate through LDAP/Active Directory, Shibboleth, and Moodle, among other options. Click here to learn more about all of the authentication options available.
Along with external authentication, the Site license includes the VoiceThread Information Systems Integration (VISI). This system automatically creates Course Groups based on data from your institution's Information Management System. Before they ever sign into their accounts, students and instructors will be members of the correct Course Groups. This makes setup much easier for instructors because they will not need to create their own Groups. Click here to learn more about VISI.
Please contact us if you would like to set up these integration options for your institution.
Manual Account Creation
Only Administrators in a VoiceThread Organization are able to create and manage users' accounts. Please refer to the Higher Ed Administrator Guide for manual account creation.