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Asking Students Questions/Posting Discussion Topics
Last Updated: May 25, 2018 10:58AM EDT

This article applies to:  Echo360 Instructors

NOTE: Some institutions disable the Q&A functionality; if you do not see the Questions button or Q&A tab described below, check with your school's help desk to see if this is the case with your institution.

The Q&A tab for the course allows you to post questions or comments about the course in general or about a particular class. You can design the questions to elicit responses from students or to provoke discussions among class members on a topic.

Q&A posts that identify a particular class can be seen while viewing the classroom by clicking the Questions icon (two balloons) of the classroom toolbar.

To create in-class activities and questions for students to answer, see Adding Interactive Slides to a Presentation.

To post questions for a course

  1. On the DASHBOARD, find the course containing the class you want and click ALL CLASSES.
    The class list page appears.
  2. Click the Q&A tab.
  3. Click NEW QUESTION.
    Q&A tab for the section with new question button identified as described
    The left panel changes to show the new question fields.
    Q&A tab with new question panel open for steps as described
  4. Enter a question or discussion text into the New question text box.
  5. Click the paperclip icon to attach a file to your question (a graphic or other item) if appropriate.
  6. Use the Select a class drop-down list located immediately below the question text panel to associate the question with a particular class. If one is selected, the question appears in the classroom by clicking the Discussions icon of the classroom toolbar. If you do not select a class, the question is categorized as a General Question about the course.
  7. Enable the Post anonymously slider to post your question without using your name (other course instructors can always see who posted a question or response).
    The question appears in the question thread.
    Q&A tab with posted question on the left and question with responses and linked media on the right as described

Editing posted questions

You can edit any questions you have posted to a class. You can only edit your own posts.

To edit a question

  1. Open the Q&A tab for the class
  2. Find and select the question you want to edit so that it appears to the right of the page, as shown in the above figure.
  3. Click the menu arrow (also called a "chevron") located to the right of the question.
  4. Click Edit from the chevron menu.
    The left panel changes to show Edit Question fields and selections.
    Q&A tab with edit option in Chevron menu shown and Edit question panel open for steps as described
  5. Make changes to the question text as needed.
  6. If appropriate, use the Select a class drop-down list to select or change the class to post the question to.
  7. Enable or disable the Post anonymously slider as appropriate (other course instructors can always see who posted a question or response).
  8. Click SAVE when finished. Alternately, if you change your mind about editing the question, click the X in the top right of the Edit Question pane to cancel any changes and close the editing fields.
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