What is it?
Class conversations on content items are like a discussion board in its functionality but are specific to an individual piece of course content
What does it do?
The instructor and students on the module will be able to initiate and respond to the conversation in several ways: by adding text, attaching an image or video, by creating a link or inserting a maths formula. Conversations are also very similar to discussion boards with the key difference being that conversations are attached to an individual item in your course. Items that you can attach conversations to include:
- Group assignments
- Group tests
- Offline submissions
- Links to teaching tools
What should I know?
Step 1: From your course content, select the document you want to create a class conversation by selecting the three dots and select edit.
Step 2: Select the cog wheel to access settings on the top right-hand side
Step 3: On Document Settings on the right-hand panel, under details and information, tick Allow Class Conversations and click save when you’re done.
Step 4: On the top right-hand side of the screen, beside the settings cog wheel, a new icon will appear (speech bubble). Select this to find and view participants and respond to the discussion.
Note: Once you have opened a class conversation, all students enrolled on to your module will automatically be able to contribute to the discussion.