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Voki Talking Avatar

What is Voki?

Voki provides a unique way to get your students to hear you by creating an avatar and adding your voice message.  Use Voki to motivate, instruct, or animate your class. It provides a creative means of giving your students a voice in class assignments.

How do I get started with Voki?

To get started using Voki, create a free account at voki.com.  Create a unique presence by choosing your character, hair, clothing and background setting.  Add your own voice just as you would leave a voice message, or you can type your text and have a computer generated voice speak your words.  Choose from many languages since Voki is multi-lingual. Voki can be embedded in your Moodle course or faculty webpage.

Where can I find examples of VOKI?

  • Voki is used on the Student affairs online orientation website.  Avatars are used for each counselor's page to provide an introduction to services provided at Bergen.  Instead of reading the paragraph text the student can listen to the avatar’s verbal description. 

  • Math Playground is an external site that uses Voki to instruct students in solving mathematical word problems.  Instead of reading written instructions, the student listens to 2 avatars explain how to solve the problem.  They must decide which avatar is correct.

  • VOKI can be used for language learning. See the example of a French speaking avatar below.  French text is provided, a French voice is selected to speak the words with proper pronunciation.

Where can I get help with using VOKI?

If you would like to set up a training session or have questions about using a VOKI, please contact Beverly Margolies at bmargolies@bergen.edu