How do I allow comments to be posted on a Lessons page?

Instructors can allow students to add comments to a Lessons page. The comments can either be anonymous or have the student’s name attached. The comments can be graded and either required or optional.

Note: Students have 30 minutes to edit or delete their comments. Instructors can edit or delete a student comment at any time.

Go to Lessons.

If you titled your page something other than Lessons, select the title of the page as it appears in your Tool Menu.

Click Add Content, and then select Add Comments Tool.

From the Add Content drop-down menu, select Add Comments Tool.

View Comments tool on page.

Click Edit. (Optional)

Click Edit to view or modify the comment properties.

Edit the comments tool properties as needed.

  1. To make comments anonymous, check the box next to Keep Comments Anonymous.
  2. Check the box next to Create Gradebook items for these, if you would like to grade the comments, and enter a maximum point value.
  3. If you would like to restrict this item based on a prerequisite, check the box for Don't release item until all prerequisites are completed.
  4. If students are required to add comments before moving on to a different Lessons item, check the box next to Require This Item.

Note: Students CAN read other students' comments in this tool.

Click Update Item.

This will return the display to the Lessons page with the Add Comments button.

View of comments.

If the comments are graded, you may enter grades directly on the comment page, or click on the Grading Pane icon to enter scores there.