VoiceThread is a learning tool for enhancing student engagement and online presence. With VoiceThread, instructors and/or students can create, share, and comment on images, PowerPoint presentations, videos, audio files, documents, and PDFs, using microphone, webcam, text, phone, and audio-file upload. Like a text-based discussion board, comments are organized in a threaded fashion allowing users to reply to existing comments or to create new comment threads.

In addition to faculty use, VoiceThread also provides an assignments feature. The assignments feature allows faculty to require to require students to create, watch or comment on a VoiceThread.