Lecture Comments

This article goes over how to add and manage comments to course lectures.

Enable Lecture Comments

Enabling comments on course lectures helps school owners foster student engagement and interact directly with students. To enable comments on a course lecture, complete the following steps:

  1. Log in to your Teachable admin area.
  2. In the admin sidebar, select the course for which you wish to enable comments. If the course is not displayed, click View All to see all courses in your school.admin-courses.png
  3. Click Curriculum and select a lecture to enable comments on.
  4. Enable comments by toggling on Comments in the lecture area.admin-course-curriculum-lecture-enable-comments.gifWhen a student views the lecture, they’ll be able to add a comment in the Post a comment box:lecture-comment-box.png

Manage Comment Settings

Comment settings can be adjusted in the Settings > General > Comments section of your school adminadmin-settings-general-comments-enable.gif

You can enable the following settings:

  • Enable Comment Moderation - When enabled, any comment that is made on a lecture by a student must be approved by the school owner before it will appear in the lecture comments.
  • Enable comment attachments - When enabled, allow students and instructors the ability to upload an image file to their comments.
  • Allow multi-level threading of responses - When enabled, allow students to reply to specific comments. Multi-level threading keeps comments organized and allows students to easily engage in conversation with other students or instructors in the course. When multi-threading is enabled, comments and replies will look like thisadmin-course-comments-multi-level-threaded-responses.png

Manage Comments

As your students add comments to lectures, you may want to moderate comments before they appear in the comment thread and, in some cases, delete comments.

Moderate Comments

If you enable comment moderation and a student leaves a comment on a lecture, then this message will appear:course-comment-awaiting-moderation.png

To approve or reject a comment that is awaiting moderation, follow these steps:

  1. In your Teachable admin sidebar, go to Courses and select the course for which you want to moderate comments.
  2. Select the Comments tab.
  3. To view comments that haven’t been approved or rejected, navigate to the Awaiting Moderation section. You can then click Approve or Reject.admin-course-curriculum-approve-comment-moderation.gif

     

    After you approve a comment, it will appear in comment box in the lecture:course-comments-approved-comment-comment-box.gif

    Alternatively, you can approve or reject all comments made by students in your school by navigating to Site > Comments.admin-site-comments.png

Delete Comments

To delete a comment, navigate to the comment box in the lecture. Then, click the X icon to permanently delete a comment.admin-course-delete-comment.gif

Engage with Comments

As a school owner, you may wish to further engage your students by uploading image files and/or replying to your students in the comments thread.

Add Comment Attachments

To add an image file to a comment, click on the image uploader icon. Then, select a file by clicking on the Choose File button. Click the Post Comment button to publish the comment in the comment thread.admin-course-comment-attachment-upload.gif

Reply to Comments

Before replying to comments, you’ll first need to make sure that you’re enrolled in the course as the instructor. Do this by going to your profile page from the admin area, select Courses from the sidebar, and manually enrolling yourself in your course. It’s recommended to do this for all your courses to save time.

To reply to a comment, go to the Comments section of your course and locate the Latest Activity section. From here, you can look over any comment made within your course, and reply to them by click Reply.admin-course-comments-reply-to-a-comment.gif

You can also reply to comments within the lecture page itself. To reply to a comment, click the arrow icon and type in your response. Afterwards, click Post Comment.admin-course-comment-reply-in-lecture.gif

Link to a Comment Thread

To link to a comment thread, navigate to the lecture and click the link icon:course-curriculum-link-to-comment.gif

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