The look and feel of the Player is changing in December with the Q4 release. Upcoming changes are identified in this article by providing screenshots labeled "Old UI" and "New UI".
This article covers the Instructor features for the Discussion panel in the legacy classroom player. For the newer player, see Monitoring Discussion in the New Player.
The Discussions panel is one way to both encourage and monitor student questions, responses, or other relevant posts in the classroom. Any posts made in the classroom also appear in the Q&A tab for the course.
As an instructor or teaching assistant, you can delete any questions or responses posted by students if they are inappropriate. Note that deleting questions will also delete any responses posted to the question.
Some institutions disable the Q&A functionality; if you do not see the Discussions button or panel described below, check with your school's help desk to see if this is the case with your institution.
To endorse a particular post, click the "thumbs up" icon.
To monitor classroom questions/discussions
- Go to the classroom.
- In the classroom toolbar, click the Discussions icon (shown below) to open the Discussions panel and view student posts and responses, pose questions, and respond to students’ questions.
- To add a question, click NEW QUESTION from the top of the panel.
- To respond to a question, select the question from the panel to expand it, then click RESPOND TO THIS QUESTION and enter your response.
- To delete a question or response, hover over the item you want to delete to expose the X icon in the top right corner. Click the X to delete the post.
Note that any changes made in the Discussions panel of the classroom are also reflected in the Q&A tab for the course.